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Fen-tastic Fens Hike
Fen-tastic Fens Hike

Tue, Jun 20


Skegemog Lake Wildlife Area

Fen-tastic Fens Hike

Michigan Natural Features Inventory's Julie McLaughlin, will guide this hike focused on pollinator interactions in fens

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Time & Location

Jun 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Skegemog Lake Wildlife Area, Round Lake Rd NW, Rapid City, MI 49676, USA

About the event

Fens are peat-forming wetlands that rely on groundwater input and require thousands of years to develop and cannot easily be restored once destroyed. As hotspots for biodiversity, fens often are home to rare plants, insects, and small mammals. For pollinator week 2023, we're celebrating how "fen-tastic" fens are and hosting a guided hike in collaboration with the Michigan Natural Features Inventory. 

Botany research assistant Julie McLaughlin will guide us through the Skegemog Lake Wildlife Area and teach us about pollinator interactions in fens. From wild orchids to carnivorous plants, pollinator/plant relationships in fens are in a class all their own! 

This event is free, but registration is required. We will meet at the North Shore Pathway Parking Area and hike approximately 1.8 miles. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Katie Gray ( 

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