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 
(carpool leaves from Sly Street parking lot behind Ontario County Court House at 9:40am)  
    Join us for a Mushroom walk with Rochester Area Mycological Association (RAMA) fun guy, Carl Wolf.  Carl will help us find and identify mushrooms and other fungi at Onanda Park on West     Lake Road in the town of Canandaigua.  If your interest of fungi “mushrooms” into wanting to know more, you’ll be able to join Carl again on Sunday, September 14th for a Fungi walk at The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary in Penfield, NY.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wegmans Organic Farm Tour:


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

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.dpu
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
Wegmans Organic Farm tour                 
  Reservations required
Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM
     Chances are you’ve seen the Wegmans Organic Farm barn on West Lake Road in Canandaigua.  Here’s your opportunity to tour the Wegmans Organic Farm!  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!  
Because we are limited to 25 people, we will be taking reservations for this event.  Please contact Laura Ouimette Canandaiguabotanical@gmail.com) to reserve your spot.  Paid members will be given preference if  space becomes limited. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paddling with the Plants

Please pardon the spacing differences...I'm not sure what's causing the inconsistency - and have been unable to correct it.
What a wonderful time we had at Muller Field Station under the expert guidance of Maura Sullivan, FLCC Instructor of Environmental Conservation.
Maura Sullivan with her beloved copy of 
The Plants of Pennsylvania by
Ann Fowler Rhoads and Timothy A. Block
We first met at the lodge
With nine people in attendance we were easily managed in four canoes.
potamogeton
Coon tail (under the surface)

potamogeton

heading north towards Honeoye Lake

Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Virginia creeper
same virginia creeper - turning red
Bill holding up utricularia; bladderwort
bladderwort blossom


bladderwort plant in bottom of canoe
Leona inspecting the bladderwort as Donna looks on

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal flower
Maura pulls up a bur reed
taking a closer look at the bur reed stem
bur reed plant-looks like a constellation
The stem is spongy - aerenchyma - allowing it to remain boyant


The Plants of Pennsylvania is handy ANYWHERE!
Maura and Eli identifying a species


royal fern
Pickerel weed: Pontederia cordata

pickerel weed close up
red dodder - cuscuta
speckled elder - alnus incana
blue heron
Polygonum: knotweed
Eli checks out the ochrea: papery sheath on stem
polygonum seen in pink and white: also called smart weed
This is as far north as we went - as we met a shallow beaver dam
smaller leaves are duck weed
Decodon verticilla; water willow from the loosestrife family


heading south through duck weed
solanum dulcamara -enchanted night shade

button bush: cephalanthus occidentalis
Returning from our canoe
Jewel weed - not quite ready to disperse seed
but does show a silver glisten in the water
Leona inspecting the common milkweed for possible butterfly activity
Persicaria Sagittata with toothed/spiked stem

goldenrod
Joe pye weed: eutrochium fistulosum
wild garlic growing near the lodge
Muller Field Station lodge
a closer check of species back at the lodge
Bill learns to identify male and female with smartweed / polygonum
dark red species is mosquito fern: azolla caroliniana
 Wetland Plants and Soils at Muller Field Station - Canoeing!
    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM  
                (carpool 9:20 am from Sly Street lot)
Learn about wetland soils and plants from FLCC Instructor of Environmental Conservation, Maura Sullivan. Muller Field Station has canoes and life preservers for our use.  Perhaps we’ll get a close up look at water plants from canoes!  Bring a lunch to enjoy after our program at the Field Station house.  Come dressed for adventure!  Directions: head west from Canandaigua on Route 5/20. Turn left onto NY 64 south 3.7 miles to US Route 20A.  Turn right onto 20A and  continue 7.1 miles to County Road 36.  Turn left onto CR 36 and proceed south 5.5 miles.  Muller Field Station will be on your left at 6455 County Road 36.  
verbena hastata - blue vervain

For more information about FLCC's Muller Field Station: http://www.flcc.edu/muller/index.cfm