Learn more about the past, present, and future of prairie and oak savanna in Oakland Township, Feb 19, 7 pm

Sign up today to learn more about the past, present, and future of prairie and oak savanna in Oakland Township! The Stewardship Seminar will be at 7 pm on  Thursday, February 19 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. The Educational Opportunities link on the Stewardship Events page says,

Learn more about the ecology of prairie and savannas, the history of grasslands in our township, and current work restoring grasslands in our parks. Join us at 7 pm on Thursday, February 19 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. Please RSVP to bvanderweide@oaklandtownship.org by Tuesday, February 17.

If you’ve ever wondered about what Oakland Township used to look like back in the day, I’ll have some old photographs of the area. I’ll also talk about what the prairies in our parks look like today, and our plans for restoring prairie and oak savanna in our parks. Hope to see you there!

Hairy beard-tongue is an attractive plant and does well in landscaping. Help out native pollinators and add some flair to your flower beds!
Hairy beard-tongue is an attractive plant and does well in landscaping. Help out native pollinators and add some flair to your flower beds!
This Baltimore Checkerspot is chilling on the leaf of a New England aster at Paint Creek Heritage Area - Wet Prairie.
This Baltimore Checkerspot is chilling on the leaf of a New England aster at Paint Creek Heritage Area – Wet Prairie.
Purple spikes of wild lupine (Lupinus perennis) flowers along the Paint Creek Trail on May 30, 2014.
Purple spikes of wild lupine (Lupinus perennis) flowers along the Paint Creek Trail on May 30, 2014.
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About Ben VanderWeide

I am the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in southeast Michigan. I have a doctorate in biology (focused on plant ecology) and I am passionate about protecting and managing natural areas.

2 thoughts on “Learn more about the past, present, and future of prairie and oak savanna in Oakland Township, Feb 19, 7 pm

    1. Hi Jane – the “Oakland Township Prairies/Savannas” event did happen a few months ago in February. We’ll have more cool education events in the future, though! Stay tuned!

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