Robert Ayotte presents "Environmental Threats: Rashes, Poisonings, and Envenomations"
Exploration of natural and managed landscapes may pose health risks in terms of aggravating rashes, toxicity from plant and mushroom ingestions, and envenomations by a wide variety of animals. Children are at particular risk. Join naturalist/physician assistant Robert Ayotte for a discussion of common toxic exposures, endemic to the Great Lakes Region, and their treatments.
After the program, weather permitting, Robert may be leading a short conifer walk on the grounds near the visitor center.
Robert Ayotte is a gradual student in the field of Forest Ecology; and has previously worked for the USDA Forest Service, and Michigan Natural Features Inventory. He has applied the shovel to soils in several local forests and wetlands, and is enthused about sharing his observations
Please arrive in time for a carpool to leave at 9 a.m. from the east side (nearest Summit Township’s offices) of the Polly’s Country Market parking lot, 2119 Ferguson Road, Jackson (42.198482, -84.439890). If you would rather drive separately, meet the group at 9:45 a.m. at the Gardens’ visitors center, 6214 Monroe Road (M-50, 42.029902, -84.110799), Tipton.
Admission to the grounds is free for HLG members, $5 for nonmembers. Hidden Lake (http://www.canr.msu.edu/hiddenlakegardens/) graciously agreed to host this presentation in its well-equipped meeting room and included it in the Garden’s online programs listing.
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