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Wildflower and Woodlands Walk

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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?

Bear claw scars on the smooth bark of an American beech tree.

Bear claw marks can be seen on the trunks of American beech trees because the bark is so smooth. Bears climb trees for safety and to eat beech nuts. The non-native beech bark disease is sweeping through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, killing many beech trees. Trees scarred with bear claw marks will be harder to find. More...