Learn more about aquatic plant identification with Susan Knight from the Trout Lake Limnology Lab. Knight will lead a small group as you paddle Cedar Lake and explore a variety of the plants that are part of the ecology of our northwoods lakes.
We will meet at the Cedar Lake boat landing east of Mercer. To get there from the Hwy. 51 and Cty. J intersection, go 3.7 miles east to Cedar Lake Circle and turn left. Then go 3.0 miles to the Cedar Lake Boat Landing. Note that Cedar Lake Circle becomes gravel after 0.5 miles and goes through a bog which may at one small point show standing water on the road. The road is solid – just drive through.
Please bring your own canoe/kayak, paddle, and PFD.
Susan Knight is the interim director of Trout Lake Station, a field station for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology in Boulder Junction. Her work involves research on aquatic invasive plants, aquatic plant identification, plant surveys, and technical review of state-wide lake management plans. She is fascinated by bogs and is especially fond of bladderworts and other carnivorous plants. She spends her spare time bicycling and cross-country skiing.
This program is sponsored by the Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts. Space is limited to 10 boats. Please RSVP for this event at meetup.com/Iron-County-Silent-Sports/
Photo of Powell Marsh used under Creative Commons license from the Wisconsin DNR – https://www.flickr.com/photos/widnr/