Hoffmaster State Park - Learn to Identify Spring Wildflowers

Date:  May 05, 2018  
Time:  09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location: Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center, Hoffmaster State Park, 6585 Lake Harbor Road Muskegon MI, 49441
Contact: Gillette Visitor Center, 231-798-3573

purple lupine flowers in a grassy field

Taught by naturalist/nature photographer Craig Elston and park naturalist Elizabeth Tillman, this DNR Outdoor Skills Academy class will cover basic plant identification, particularly as it relates to spring wildflowers, as well as information on dune systems. In the indoor session, participants will learn to identify key plant features using photo examples. We will also take short hikes to visit various park locations to see and identify flowering plants.  Participants may arrive at 8:30 to sign-in, receive packets and to enjoy tea, coffee and light breakfast options.

Lunch is provided and will be served at noon. All participants will receive a field guide and other identification materials. We have some additional surprises planned too, and all participants will have the chance to win a raffle basket. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, camera and notepad.

Register online at the Michigan eStore.

For more information, contact the Gillette Visitor Center at 231-798-3573 or email Brockwell-tillmane@michigan.gov.

Recreation Passport is required for entry into P.J. Hoffmaster State Park and may be purchased at the park gate.

Cancellations must be made by April 20 in order to guarantee a full refund.