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Fireside Chats 2011

2011 Fireside Chats Schedule

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News Release Date: January 31, 2011
Contact: Pam Baker, 906-387-3700

Wednesday, February 9, 7 p.m. at Munising Falls Interpretive Center, 1505 Sand Point Road, Munising
Matt Zika from the National Weather Service (NOAA) and "Winter Weather in the U.P."

Thursday, February 24, 7 p.m. at Alger Heritage Center, 1496 Washington Street, Munising
Jack Deo from Superior Views and "The 1868 Michigan University Party Excursion to Lake Superior"

Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m. at Munising Falls Interpretive Center, 1505 Sand Point Road, Munising
Dean Beyer, Ph.D, Wildlife Research Biologist from the Michigan DNRE and "Moose Research in the Upper Peninsula."

Did You Know?

The flowers of submerged buttercups rise above the surface of the water and can be quite showy, even when small.

Several species of plants in the Buttercup Family are aquatic, growing underwater in lakes and ponds. A few are even amphibious, meaning that a single plant lives partly on sand along a shoreline and partly submerged. Such plants have runners, like a strawberry plant, and grow roots along the runners. The submerged leaves appear quite different from the ones growing in air.