Start Date: 6/23/2018 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 6/23/2018 1:00 PM CDT
Venue Name: Briggs Wetland Location:
Briggs Wetland is on the west side of Brosteun Road, northwest of Beloit, between Beloit-Newark Road
Beloit, WI United States
The Prairie Enthusiasts
Sponsor: Prairie Bluff Chapter
Improve your sedge identification skills with Nathan Gingerich, John Larson and Susan Lehnhardt at Briggs Wetland, where botanists have found 18 different species of sedges. This is a citizen-science monitoring effort to generate data about the ecological state of Briggs, while also developing a participant’s sedge ID skills and confidence. We will start by reviewing the plant parts and key distinctions, then we will spread out and collect some specimens, and finally we will meet up again and collaboratively identify the collected sedges. A Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges by Andrew Hipp is helpful, and bring a 10-power hand lens if you have one.
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trip Leader: Nathan Gingerich, (608) 214-2368
Directions: Briggs Wetland is on the west side of Brosteun Road, northwest of Beloit, between Beloit-Newark Road and Cleophas Road.