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Nibbles n Knowledge: Manoomin (Wild Rice) Habitat & Phenology
September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$14 – $17
Join Susan Knight, Associate Scientist at Trout Lake Station, UW-Madison Center for Limnology as she discusses their recent studies on local wild rice populations. Wild rice is an annual grass that grows in shallow water in lakes and slow-moving streams in the Upper Midwest. It is a valuable food source for wildlife and people, but populations of wild rice have been declining in our area. They are following six populations of wild rice; two healthy populations, two populations growing near invasive aquatic species, and two previously healthy populations that have not done well in the last five years, and are assessing variables critical to the health of wild rice through the entire growing season, with special attention to the status of the wild rice seed banks and competing aquatic vegetation. Join us for an evening of delicious nibbles and expanding your knowledge.
We will serve light appetizers and have a cash bar from 5 – 6 pm, program will run 6 – 7 pm.
Registration required by 9/6.