Saturday, September 27, 2014

Autumn 2014

Please join us on Saturday, October 4, 2014


Ontario Pathways Walk – Gifford Road
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10 am  
(carpool leaves from Sly Street parking lot behind Ontario County Court House at 9:20 am)  
 Join us as we enjoy a “less traveled” portion of Ontario Pathways.  Travel NY 488 N to NY 96 towards Phelps.  Turn left onto NY 88N/ N Newark Street.  In just over 1 mile make a right turn onto Rockefeller Road.  Turn left onto Wilbur Road and then right onto Gifford Road.  The trail will be on your left.  
We are still looking for a leader/guide for this walk.  Please consider helping us identify species in this fairly bug free, autumn environment. If a leader does not emerge among us, we will enjoy a second "Great Mystery Tour" and realize again that we know much more than we think we do!  Laura will have both Newcomb's and Peterson Field Guides to help us out. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Canandaigua Botanical Society HERBARIUM



Canandaigua Botanical Society Herbarium      
Saturday, November 22, 2014 10 AM       
 Indoor presentation at FLCC - room C 220   
  We’ve seen the extensive species collection of the Rochester Academy of Science Herbarium at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, but did you know that the Canandaigua Botanical Society also has an herbarium?   I've know about the Canandaigua Botanical Society for the past 15 years.  I've heard about the collection of botanical specimens collected long ago by Canandaigua Botanical Society members...but I've yet to see this collection.  Please come to learn about and view the Canandaigua Botanical Society Herbarium with  Dr. Bruce Gilman.
  We will also plan to show the Canandaigua Botanical Society history which Laura presented at for the Canandaigua Rotary in August 2014. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

October events:

Douglas Tallamy at FLCC 
Thursday, October 2 
@ 6:00 in Stage 14
 FREE TO ALL
   Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where he has authored 80 research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, Insect ecology and other courses for 32 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book “Bringing Nature Home; How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens” was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 silver medal by the Garden Writer’s Association. "The Living Landscape" coauthored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Doug was awarded the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd Jr. Award of Excellence in 2013.



Ontario Pathways Walk – Gifford Road
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10 am  
(carpool leaves from Sly Street parking lot behind Ontario County Court House at 9:20 am)  
 Join us as we enjoy a “less traveled” portion of Ontario Pathways.  Travel NY 488 N to NY 96 towards Phelps.  Turn left onto NY 88N/ N Newark Street.  In just over 1 mile make a right turn onto Rockefeller Road.  Turn left onto Wilbur Road and then right onto Gifford Road.  The trail will be on your left.  
We are still looking for a leader/guide for this walk.  Please consider helping us identify species in this fairly bug free, autumn environment. If a leader does not emerge among us, we will enjoy a second "Great Mystery Tour" and realize again that we know much more than we think we do!  I will have both Newcomb's and Peterson Field Guides to help us out.


 Great Pumpkin Walk - Sat Oct 18 - 6:30-9:30 PM
It’s that time of the year again! People young and old walk between rows of carved lighted pumpkin, admiring the artistry and creativity of the carvers. Yes! It’s the annual Great Pumpkin Walk on Ontario Pathways.
The event will be held Saturday October 18, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, at the Ontario Pathways trail at the Ontario County Fair Grounds, County Road 10, Canandaigua.
Admission is $4.00 per person (children aged 2 and under are free, and strollers are allowed). Donut holes and cider are included. Parking is free.  Feel free to download and share the attached flyer.
This annual non-scary kid-friendly event has been enjoyed for the last fifteen years and is one of the highlights of the fall season. Come join us for a truly memorable experience!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Botanical printing with Judi Cermak

Botanical T-shirt Printing          

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at  10 AM  
Room C220 at FLCC  - Reservations PLEASE!
 Local artist, Judi Cermak, will teach us to print leaves onto T-Shirts using a variety of leaves and inks.  Bring a T-Shirt (or fabric bag) to print on and take home with you.  

THANK YOU JUDI! 
We had a lovely time learning a new craft from Judi.  She taught us to make cards with leaves and ink then graduated us up to fabric with acrylic paints.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mushrooms and more...

Curious about what goes into running our organic farm? Put on your walking shoes to join us for this approximately 2-mile tour of the farm. Everyone attending must dress for outside "agricultural" conditions; please bring an umbrella if there is a chance of rain! - See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/EventsDetailView?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=573012#sthash.1w5orWJ6.dpuf

Fungi with a Fun Guy!          
 http://rochestermushroomclub.org/

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10 AM 

    We enjoyed a Mushroom walk with Rochester Area Mycological Association (RAMA) fun guy, Carl Wolf on a wet Saturday morning.  Carl helped us find and identify mushrooms and other fungi at Onanda Park on West Lake Road in the town of Canandaigua.  Birds nest was discovered at the entry to the path and we found mushrooms that Carl had not seen before.














































Bainberry - Doll's eyes

Dogwood

poison ivy with white berries