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The University of Michigan Biological Station opens its doors to the public during its annual Discovery Day, Saturday, July 10 from 2-5 p.m.
Station Director Knute Nadelhoffer will welcome guests at 2:15 in the lecture hall and introduce researcher Mark Hunter. Dr. Hunter, a professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, will give a short talk entitled “Strange Fruit in the Garden of Eden: How the Quality of Plants Drives the Ecology of Life” about the importance of biodiversity. Staff will lead guests on a campus tour at 3:15. The tour will include stops at the Piping Plover rearing site and labs for the Birds, Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands, Insects, and Mammals classes.
A complete list of summer events at the UM Biological Station is available at www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs/events/upcomingevents/.