Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary with image of a Barred Owl.

Aquatic Plant Identification

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
3700 East Gull Lake Drive
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Stack Building Classroom 138

Experts Jo Latimore and Erick Elgin will introduce you to the many groups of freshwater aquatic plants that call Michigan lakes home, and teach you how to distinguish between the various species. 

Training sessions will help participants:
  • Identify the many species of aquatic plants that exist in Michigan
  • Understand the ecological role of aquatic plants in Michigan water bodies
  • Learn about various aquatic habitats and which species like to grow there

Participants will gain skills and experience in:

  • Aquatic plant morphology and terminology
  • Species identification
  • How to differentiate similar looking species

Course Fee: Members $200, Non-Members $250

Class Book: Aquatic Plants of The Upper Midwest: A photographic field guide to our underwater forests. Waterproof 3rd Edition (2018) by Paul M. Skawinski.

Available directly from the University of Wisconsin Extension: https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/resources/bookstore/APUM.aspx for $48 including S&H.

Copies will be available for class use, but feel free to purchase your own to add to your reference library.

Lodging:  If you’re traveling from outside the area and are interested in overnight lodging, please contact the Kellogg Biological Station’s Conference Center to make a reservation. You can reach them via email conference@kbs.msu.edu or phone 269-671-2400.

Cancellation Policy for Events Requiring Registration:
  If a program is cancelled due to weather or other circumstances by the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant must cancel before the event’s registration deadline, a full refund will be issued. Between the registration deadline and the first day of the program, a 20% processing fee per registrant will be retained by the Sanctuary.  No refunds the day of an event or after. For events that require prepayment, no space will be held without full payment. If a registrant cannot attend, the spot may be transferred to another person at any time.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at 269-671-2510 or birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu.