September 10th meeting will be at Kensington Metropark where Jim Kudej will lead us on a Tree Identification field trip. The Metropark is in Milford off Interstate 96, Exit 151 (Kensington Road). The exit ramp leads directly into the park. There is a toll booth at the entrance and the daily fee is $10.00 per vehicle. The Nature Center in about a mile from the toll booth and is well marked. The field trip will start at 2:00 P.M. from the parking lot at the Nature Center. The Deer Run Trail has been selected for the walk. It is approximately 1.5 miles long, and is an easy walk with no hills. The walk will take 2 – 2 ½ hours. Jim will provide reference material to help identify the trees primarily by their bark and leaves. The goal will be to see how many of the approximately 90 trees native to Michigan can be identified. Note, pets are not allowed on the trails.
A map showing the location of the Park and the Nature Center is shown in the Park’s Website,
In the event of rain or severe weather, the field trip will be postponed. If unsure of the trip status, call or email Jim Kudej in the A.M. (734) 905-4195 © or firstname.lastname@example.org