The state-designated "Wild and Scenic" Grand River at the Morgan Swamp Preserve
MorganSwamp_GrandRiver_Ike The state-designated "Wild and Scenic" Grand River at the Morgan Swamp Preserve © David Ike

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Rare Plants of the Grand River Basin

Ohio

Join us to hear Dr. James K. Bissell describe some of the rare plants that grow in the Grand River Basin.

Dr. Bissell is one of Ohio’s premier botanists. He is responsible for much of what is currently known about plant diversity and distribution in Northeast Ohio, particularly the Snow Belt. His work has helped preserve land with rare species and habitats throughout the region. Dr. Bissell has worked at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for 48 years, and is currently the Curator of Botany and Director of Natural AreasHe is also an Honorary LIfe Trustee for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio.

This talk will take place at the Dr. James K. Bissell Nature Center which is located  within the Grand River Conservation Campus on the Morgan Swamp Preserve.

At nearly 2,000 acres, The Nature Conservancy’s Morgan Swamp Preserve is one of the largest privately protected forested wetlands in Ohio. The swamp is home to an abundance of wetlands including swamps, bogs, beaver ponds and vernal pools. A rich diversity of plants and animals call it home, from the beautiful white calla lily to the tiny four-toed salamander hidden among the vernal pools. 

Registration is required by phone or email - bissellnaturecenter@tnc.org or 440-563-3081 ext. 301