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Summer Wildflowers at Peterson Natural Area
August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us on Saturday August 21st, 2021 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM for a hike at one of the CWC’s underappreciated preserves. Much of the 79-acre Peterson Natural Area is composed of open fields that are perfect for summer wildflowers. We’ll find different species of wildflowers in the wet meadow along the creek that bisects the preserve and in the dry sandy hillsides and swamp near the back of the preserve. Expect to see lots of butterflies and other pollinators!
As there are no trails throughout most of the preserve long pants are recommended.
Peterson Natural Area is located near Big Rapids on the corner of 180th avenue and 11 Mile Road. The parking lot is along 180th Avenue.
Directions to the preserve http://bit.ly/PetersonNaturalArea
Afraid you’ll get lost? CWC Executive Director Mike LeValley will be at the CWC office (306 S. University Ave.) in Mt. Pleasant at 12:00 Noon – parking is at the rear of the building. You can follow him to Peterson Preserve from there.