Have you ever wondered what a plant was and why it grows there? John Kotar can tell you! As emeritus professor of forest ecology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kotar developed an ecological classification system for Great Lakes forests. Join him to explore a forested wetland and learn about the classification system he just created. Meet at the Cable Natural History Museum at 10:30 a.m., return by 2:00 p.m. Bring a lunch and water; dress for the weather. Expect a walk with many pauses for questions and answers. Online registration at www.cablemuseum.org required by August 14. $12 member/$17 non-member.