Dwarf Lake Iris in the Beaver Island Archipelago

The last week of June, I had the pleasure of traveling with Bill Parsons and Archie Kiogima Jr. from the Little Traverse Band of Odawa Natural Resource Department to Dwarf Lake Iris populations in the Beaver Island Archipelago. I got to ride on the Odawa Research Vessel to several islands to gather the spatial extent and habitat data of dwarf lake iris populations.

The Little Traverse Band of Odawa Research Vessel with Bill Parsons on board.
Archie Kiogima Jr. and Bill Parsons setting course to islands in the Beaver Island Archipelago.

The high Lake Michigan water levels aided their boat with the shallow underwater spits, but it also inundated some patches of dwarf lake iris!

Thanks again to Bill and Archie for taking me out!

Posted by rachelh3 rachelh3, July 16, 2019 02:33


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