Friday, September 27, 2013

MNA to host Bryophyte Field Trip Sept. 28 at Brown Nature Sanctuary

CHASSELL -- The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) is sponsoring a Bryophyte Field Trip at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Brown Nature Sanctuary.

Enjoy a foray into the fascinating micro-world of mosses and liverworts, led by Janice Glime, well-known researcher and retired Michigan Tech professor. Learn about the peat mosses, epiphytes (growing on trees), and leafy liverworts at the fragile fen, viewing them from the boardwalk. At the main lake, forest mosses, including cushion moss, will be seen. For a little scientific study at the end of trip, bring along a hand lens or magnifying glass if you can, sunscreen, a hat, mosquito protection, and comfortable walking shoes. Pack a lunch and bring a camp chair if you wish.

Getting there:  Drive south on M-26 from Houghton. As you drive through Painesdale, you will pass the turn-off of the Chassell-Painesdale Rd. on the left. Continue on M-26 for three miles and look for the large MNA Event sign on the right. Turn right and continue the short distance until you see the second MNA sign where you can park along the side of the road. In case of heavy rain, the field trip will be rescheduled. 

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