Huron Meadows Metropark
Saturday 26 August - 10 a.m.- noon Focusing on the "Hylo/Desmos"... aka the "The Tick Trefoils"
Field Trip Leader: Ron Gamble
These plants eventually have seed pods that stick on you, but they have no legs, and aren't known to pass disease! The Desmodium rotundifolium should be in bloom, which most folks likely haven't seen. We'll find more, and hopefully find those Hylodesmums, which the taxonomists split apart from the Desmodiums. Walk will be easy, dry and mainly on-trail. There could still be deer flies and/or mosquitoes.
Directions: Huron Meadows Metropark is located at 8765 Hammel Road, Brighton, MI. Turn south at the park entrance (if you've turned onto Hammel from Rickett Rd.; that means a left turn at the Hammel address, as a right turn takes you to golf course), continue to the back parking lot, where there is water and restroom facilities.