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Apr
16

"Interesting" Flora and Natural Communities of the Keweenaw

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

HOUGHTON--Naturalist Alex Graeff will present “‘Interesting’ Flora and Natural Communities of the Keweenaw” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, on Zoom. Visit keweenaw.wildones.org for a link to this free presentation. His talk is sponsored by the Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter.

Graeff will include a brief description of geological features of the Keweenaw Peninsula that set the stage for some of our region’s natural plant communities.

Graeff will describe these communities, show some examples, and provide plenty of pictures of the lovely plants which are found here.

An ecologist by profession and botanist by inclination, Graeff currently works for the U.S. Forest Service at the Northern Research Station in Rhinelander, Wis. He is well-versed in the flowers, grasses, and sedges of the northern Great Lakes and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Michigan University, where he studied biology and plant community ecology.

After picking up an interest in plant identification during a Michigan Botanical Club foray in 2012, he spent much of the next decade focused on exploring and learning the region’s flora and natural communities.

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