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Environmental Studies

Evolution, Ecology, and Environment (ES 220)

This course introduces students to the identification, systematics, ecology, and natural history of the fall flora of the Western Great Lakes.

This course introduces students to the identification, systematics, ecology, and natural history of the fall flora of the Western Great Lakes. This course includes extensive field work in the greater Chicago area, eastern Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and southern Illinois. Students learn to identify between 200 and 250 species of trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, grasses, and other plants, and learn the characteristics of 15 to 20 plant families.

Click here for an up-to-date species and family list.

Click here for a list of family characteristics.

    Tuliptree in flower, June 11, 2013. Photo by Nora Logue.