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Adult Programs

WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION
Sunday, December 16, 1–2:30pm

Learn to recognize trees in winter using readily observable traits. Learn about commonly used field characteristics and their character states. We will work indoors using a winter key, photographs, and selected plant materials to compare and contrast the distinguishing features of trees in winter. If weather permits, we will examine some trees in the field. Hot tea will be provided.
$12 (Members $10)
Register by December 14.

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RECOGNIZING CONIFERS BY THEIR NEEDLES, TWIGS, AND CONES
Sunday, January 20, 1–2:30pm
Conifers are mostly evergreen, needle-bearing trees and shrubs that produce seed in cones. You will learn how to distinguish the native and commonly cultivated conifers on the basis of needle, twig, and cone characteristics.
$12 (Members $10)
Register by January 18.

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THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER FISHERIES
Saturday, January 26, 10:30–11:30am
Since the early 1800s, the habitat and fish community in the St. Joseph River have been dramatically affected by human activities. Over the last several decades, the Michigan DNR and partner organizations have rehabilitated habitat and improved fishing opportunities through a variety of strategies, including fish stocking, fish ladders, and dam removal. Brian Gunderman of the MDNR shares these stories and discusses how new techniques are addressing current challenges to the game fish of the St. Joseph River.
$10 (Members $8)
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ART & CANVAS: WINTER BIRCHES
Sunday, February 3, 1–4pm
Get in touch with the beauty of winter and your inner artist with an art and canvas class taught by Julie Lawrenz Nitz of JLN Studios. Create a winter birch scene on 12x12 stretched canvas while enjoying refreshments in Fernwood’s Education Center.
$50 (Members $40)
Register by February 1.
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PIONEER STORIES OF WINTER LIFE ON THE FRONTIER
Sunday, February 10, 1–2:30pm
The journals and letters of pioneers who traveled to the Great Lakes region to settle permanently, or only briefly before moving further west, left us with accounts of their experiences of what life was like living in a largely unsettled wilderness. Come see and hear what the pioneers experienced on their journeys westward.
$12 (Members $10)
Register by February 8.

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