Yatskievych, George .
Ferns of the Indiana Dunes Region.
The Indiana Dunes, a picturesque region along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, encompasses a diverse series of habitats, including active sand dunes, black oak savannas, pine groves, upland deciduous forests, fens, bogs, marshes, and other wetlands. A number of ferns with northern affinities have outlying populations within this area, in addition to the characteristic midwestern woodland species. The area is also rich in flowering plants, which some participants may choose not to ignore. Our trip will include visits to several sites owned by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana Dunes State Park, and private trusts such as the Shirley Heinze Land Trust. Participants should come prepared for rainy weather or lots of sunshine. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Bug repellant will enhance your enjoyment of the foray. Walking will be moderate to easy, with some inclines in sand. Participants should also be prepared for some areas with wet soil. Most of the places we will visit and many of the plants we will see are considered of regional conservation concern; thus collecting of specimens will not be permitted.Trip is sponsored in part by the American Fern Society.
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1 - Missouri Botanical Garden, Po Box 299, St Louis, Missouri, 63166-0299, USA
Presentation Type: Activitie:Field Trips
Location: Meet at 8th St. Entrance/Hilton
Date: Saturday, July 7th, 2007
Time: 8:00 AM