• Indianhead Point stands tall along the Pictured Rocks. Photo copyright Craig Blacklock

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Wildflower and Woodlands Walk

Lush green ferns
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News Release Date: May 9, 2012
Contact: Andrea Chynoweth, 906-387-2602

MUNISING, Mich.  On Saturday, May 19 and May 26, please join a naturalist on a Wildflower and Woodlands Walk at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The program begins each Saturday at 1 p.m. 

Meet at the Miners Castle Information Center, located six miles north of H-58 at the end of Miners Castle Road.  

During this leisurely 50-minute stroll through the May woodlands with Ranger Andrea Chynoweth, we will discover wildflowers, learn about northern hardwood forest ecology and discuss the impact of invasive species.

For more information, please contact the Interagency Visitor Center at 906-387-3700, or Ranger Andrea at 906-387-2602.   

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.