Wednesday, August 12, 2015


This is not a Canandaigua Botanical Society event, but one we thought you might be interested in attending:
Butterflies and Summer Flowers  
Saturday, August 22, 2015 
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ganargua Creek Meadow Preserve

Join Carol and David Southby of Rochester Butterfly Club to enjoy this butterfly hotspot and lovely wildflower meadow. Bring water bottle, binoculars and optional picnic lunch. Long pants and suitable footwear recommended, as there is poison ivy on the trails.

Directions:  Meet at the Creek-side entrance on Wilkinson Road, just west of Victor Road in Wayne County (approximate address 727 Wilkinson Rd, Macedon, NY): From Rte 31 in Macedon, turn south on Rte 306 (Wayneport Road). Turn east onto Wilkinson Road. Continue east along Wilkinson Road to the parking area on the right, just before T intersection with Victor Road in Wayne County.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Lagoon Park Kiosk Dedication

Saturday, August 8, 2015    10:00 AM
Lagoon Park Kiosk Dedication
Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua

Jim Engel initiated the restoration of Lagoon Park several years ago and has worked with the support of Canandaigua Botanical Society to greatly reduce the amount of European Buckthorn and other invasive species there. Join us as we dedicate Eagle Scout Patrick McFadden's information kiosk (by the bridge closest to Carousel Lane and east of the gazebo entrance).  Afterwards we hope to enjoy walks around the park to appreciate the reasoning for the restoration project or perhaps to learn about the habitat at Lagoon Park and the creatures it supports.  Representatives from the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, FLCC, and the City of Canandaigua may also be present to share how they've supported the restoration project. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Main Street-scape Celebration

Saturday, August 1, 2015   
 Canandaigua Community 
Main Street-scape Celebration
Presented by the Main Street Business District, Canandaigua, NY

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Grimes Glen

Grimes Glen with Robert Leopard
Saturday, July 18, 2015    10:00 AM
Grimes Glen is a classic Finger Lakes gorge, a continuously changing and fragile environment shaped and reshaped over time by the power of water. Join us as we enjoy the winding trail along the creek to a point at which terrain requires visitors to ford the stream to continue their journey to the second of three sixty foot waterfalls. Sandy Bierbrauer, for "FROGG"--Friends of Grimes Glen will also be with us!

Directions: Head south from Canandaigua on Route 21 South to Naples.  Continue through the village of Naples and take a right onto Vine Street.  Parking for Grimes Glen will be at the end of this street.  **Carpool will leave from the Sly Street parking lot behind the Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua at 9:10 AM**

Please be prepared with wading shoes and walking sticks.  The path across the bridge is reasonably handicap-accessible about 1/3 of the way but then you must wade the creek bed to see the two waterfalls. The third waterfall requires rope and climbing so we will not be going that far into the glen. You may consider packing a lunch to enjoy after our adventure in the glen.  There are picnic tables near the parking area at the end of Vine Street.  

Thanks to Robert for sharing this information on July 15th: 
"The bugs are light - but bug spray's in order. It's shady enough that no sunscreen is needed. We will be able to see all plants while we're still on level ground so all should feel comfortable coming to see the plants. Shoes that you can get wet are required to see the waterfalls."

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Canandaigua Community Cause-Way

Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19, 
10 AM - 5 PM Visit us at the 
Canandaigua Art & Music Festival
Community Cause-Way
We'll be on South Main Street between Bristol Street and Byrne Dairy
Check out the yearbooks of events we've enjoyed, quiz yourself on plant and tree leaf identification, become a member and receive a printed program, or make a souvenir leaf rubbing under the Canandaigua Botanical Society canopy.  Eli will be there during our Grimes Glen walk and Laura will be there the remainder of the weekend.  Feel free to join us if you'd like to help spread the good news of Canandaigua Botanical Society!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ganondagan Medicinal Plant Walk

Saturday, July 11, 2015   9:00 AM (NOT 10 AM)
Ganondagan Medicinal Plant Walk
County Routes 41 and 444, Victor

Bear with me please.  It's been a hectic summer and I'm 
behind in where I'd like to be with posts here on the weBlog. 
 I hope to return soon to add captions. - Laura










Do you have native plant species you're looking to share or pass along?

The Ganondagan State Historic Site is working towards removing invasive, non-native plant species from the park and replacing them with native plants that are significant to the Seneca culture. This will both promote biodiversity and help to keep invasive plants from coming back. You can help by donation native plant, which allows us to keep the project going on our limited budget!

If you have questions or are interested in donating plants to aid in our Invasive Species Project, you can email Emma Kubinski at
Plants can be dropped off at the Visitor's Center. Park hours- Tuesday-Sunday, 9-5 
Desirable Native Plant Species:  If you have questions, you can email us at
Scientific names are listed here for reference, however our needs are not limited to these specific species.  
-         Leeks (Allium tricoccum)
-         Wild Onion (Allium ceruum)
-         Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
-         Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
-         Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
-         Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides)
-         Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
-         Jewel Weed (Impatiens capensis)
-         Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
-         Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
-         Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
-         Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa)
-         Crimson Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
-         Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
-         Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
-         Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
-         Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
-         Boxberry (Gaultheria procumbens)
-         Long-Spurred Violet (Viola rostrata) )
-         American Pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegiodes)
-         American Bellflower (Campanula americana)
-         Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
-         Bowman's Root (Gillenia trifoliata)
-         Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)
-         Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
-         Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
-         Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitca)
-         Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)
-         Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
-         Pearly Everlasting (Anapahlis margaritacea)
-         Sessile Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia)
-         Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
-         American Black Elderberry (Sambuccus canadensis)
-         Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)
-         Smooth Blue Aster (Symphotricum laeve)
-         Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia serotina)
-         Large-Leaf Aster (Eurybia macrophyllus)
-         Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifulium)
-         Hairy Beard Tongue (Penstemon hirastas)
-         Heart Leaf Foam Flower (Tiarella cordifolia)
-         Wreath Goldenrod (Solidago caesia)
-         Serviceberry/June Berry (Amelanchiers laevis)
-         White Beards Tongue ( Penstemon digitalis)
-         Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)
-         Eastern Red/Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
-         Lady Fern  (Athyrium filix-femina)
-         Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
-         Thin-Leaved Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)
-         Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis)
-         Dutchman's Breeches ( Dicentra cucullaria)
-         Twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla)
-         Canada Lily (Lilium canadense)
-         Wild Bergamont/Bee Balm (Lilium canadense)
-         Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)
-         Tall Cinquefoil (Potentilla arguta)
-         Yellow Mandarin (Prosartes languinosa)
-         Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)