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Watkins Lake


Watkins Lake State Park (DNR)

Saturday 19 August – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Watkins Lake State Park

Field Trip Leader: Bob Smith 

Watkins Lake State Park was dedicated in 2016 in southwest Jackson County.  The DNR describes the area as “open meadow, mixed hardwoods, low wetlands, and open water”.  It also includes aboriginal artifacts and several fire circles.  Immediately to the west is a large fen that includes open artesian wells deep enough for winter fishing.  This outing will explore the botany of all of these areas.  The fen, in particular, will have a number of rarities.  Dress appropriately for fen walking.

Carpool: M-14 Miller Rd Exit Park-n-Ride Departure at 9 am.

Earlier Event: July 15
Aquatic Flora of Mill Lake
Later Event: August 26
Huron Meadows Metropark