The hills and valleys of the Palos region are a local hotspot for wildflowers and biodiversity. Discover how the glacial geology of the region sets the stage for the plant diversity found in this area. We’ll start the day at Camp Sagawau for an introduction to the area’s glacial history. In the afternoon, we’ll visit highlights of the area including the Dolomite prairie at Camp Sagawau, the rare plants in the microclimate of the Sagawau canyon, Swallow Cliffs, Visitation Esker, wetlands of various types, savannas, and more and trace their roots to the actions of glaciers thousands of years earlier.
Instructor: David Dolak, Columbia College
Notes: Held mostly outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. We will be hiking up and down steep hills and stairs. Limit 25.
Driving Directions: Driving directions to Camp Sagawau will be sent to registrants
Supplies: Please bring a water bottle and a sack lunch. Materials for writing in the field may be useful.
Certificate Information: May be used as a Naturalist Certificate Elective (6 hours)
Sunday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.–4 p.m.
Offsite, Camp Sagawau
Fee is per person. Driving directions to Camp Sagawau will be sent to registrants. Please bring a water bottle and a sack lunch
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW