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Lecture: "Great Lakes Endemics: What's So Special about the Straits Area"

Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 AM
Gates Lecture Hall, Biological Station, 9133 Biological Road, Pellston, MI.

Anton Reznicek, Assistant Director, and Curator of Vascular Plants at the University of Michigan Herbarium will lecture. The Great Lakes region -- unlike many recently glaciated lowland temperate zones -- has a large number of endemic species. These endemics are linked to the Great Lakes in a special way. They are largely plants of extreme, usually open, habitats that were not only created by the interaction of the Great Lakes shores and the deglaciation of the landscape, but are suspected of having been more widespread in the past. Learn about their natural history and present distribution.

This lecture is free and open to the public. It is part of the Michigan Botanical Club's "Spring Foray."