2012-05-03 / Lifestyles

Peter White Library is venue for native wildflower program

On Saturday, May 5, at Peter White Public Library, located at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette, a presentation on native wildflowers of the Upper Peninsula is planned. The program will start at 10:30 a.m. (Library opens at 10 a.m.) and will run until noon. The Celebrating Wildflowers program will be held in the community room located on the lower level of the Library.

This Celebrating Wildflowers event is presented by the Hiawatha National Forest West Unit native plant program. The West Unit plant ecologist will provide information on approximately 70 of our native wildflowers including some rare wildflowers. Attendees will learn easy identification techniques for most of the species along with some unique plant characteristics in relation to pollination. All photos used in this presentation are from the presenters own photography collection. Brochures, wildflower coloring sheets, species check list and other items will be provided.

Local wildflower viewing sites includes the Forest greenhouse and native pollinator gardens in Marquette, Grand Island National Recreation Area (old farm field restoration site) and Munising Ranger District native plant pollinator gardens.

For further information you may contact Deb Le Blanc, West Unit Plant Ecologist, at (906) 387-2512 ext 19.

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