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Downtown Art Place hosts outdoor class

 

August 5, 2021

Zachary Marano/Daily Globe Ian Shackleford, a botanist from Ottawa National Forest, leads participants on a nature walk at Bluff Valley Park in Bessemer on Tuesday. The program was part of the Downtown Art Place's 2021 Summer Classes.

BESSEMER - Participants of all ages came to Bluff Valley Park in Bessemer on Tuesday for an art and natural science class hosted by volunteers from the Downtown Art Place of Ironwood.

The class was led by Ian Shackleford, a botanist from Ottawa National Forest, and Polly Barbacovi, an artist with the DAP.

Shackleford guided participants on a nature walk and shared his knowledge about trees and plant life that can be found along the trail. He also said there were invasive plants at the park such as buckthorns, honeysuckles and barberries.

"I identified some flowers that are in bloom, I will...



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