Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Workshop

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association is sponsoring a workshop on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, killer of hemlocks that is moving into this area, on Saturday December 5 at the Naples Village Hall on Main St., Naples (Rte.21) from 10 am until noon.  The principal speaker will be Mark Whitmore from Cornell.

Gullies at the south end of Canandaigua Lake are stabilized by hemlocks, and it would be a tragedy to lose them.

Members of the Botanical Society should consider attending and pass the word. 

Saturday, October 31, 2015


 will host our HONEY BEE presentation 
at FLCC room C220 on  
beginning at 10:00 AM

Ben is the president of the Ontario-Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association and co-owner of Hungry Bear Farms.  Come learn about honey bees, bee keeping in the Finger Lakes, and more!  Do you have an interest in keeping bees?  Ben can help get you started!

You can get to C220 through the main entrance weaving around from the upper floor from the main stairs.  The easiest access to C220 is through the south east entrance.  See map and look for the green and white Canandaigua Botanical Society signs.

Directions to FLCC C220:  The easiest way to locate room C220 will be to park in the southeast corner of the main parking lot "A" of FLCC.  Walk along Laker Lane on the sidewalk to the east side of the Student Center.  Enter the building at the SECOND (southeast) entrance (building 8) just past the loading dock "C".  Look for signs at the southeast corner of the parking lot and near the blue light to turn to enter the building.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WILD WINGS: October 3, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015  10:00 AM 
Mendon Ponds Park

Wild Wings is a not-for-profit educational organization that houses and cares for permanently injured, non-releasable birds of prey (raptors). Their mission is to teach environmental stewardship through programs featuring the resident raptors as teaching partners.  We will enjoy a presentation and are welcome to enjoy other park gems including the Bird Song Trail afterwards.  http://www.wildwingsinc.org/

Here is a wish list of items they need that you might consider donating:
Wild Wings Wish List
* Building Supplies
* Chicken Drumsticks
* Empty Ink Cartridges
* Wiffle Balls/Baseball Gloves (Enrichment Items)
* Firewood
* Freezer Bags
* 55 Gallon Trash Bags
* Garden Tools
* Garden Hoses
** Hydrogen Peroxide
* Latex Gloves
* Napkins
** Paper Towels **
* Pole Tree Trimmer
* Rakes
* Stamps
* Scrapers
* Scotch Bright Pads
* Syrofoam Cups
* Sunflower Seed
* Thistle Seed
* Venison
* Work Gloves/Garden Gloves
* Wood- 2x4's or 1x6 pine
*All Donations Are Tax-Deductible*

Directions: Head west on 5/20 to Bloomfield.  Turn right and head north on Route 64.  Turn left onto Route 251 and proceed west.  Turn right onto Route 65.  Turn right onto Pond Road.  Wild Wings will be just inside the Mendon Ponds Park entrance to the right. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A visit with the PLANT WHISPERER

Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 AM

171 Laburnum Crescent, Rochester

We have enjoyed Michael Hannen’s unique gardens in summer and spring and are invited back to enjoy the unique garden species of autumn. Michael (aka the PLANT WHISPERER) also has plants available for purchase: growboy22@yahoo.com

Directions: travel north on 332 then west on the NYS Thruway 90 to 490 West.  Take 490 W to exit 18 NY 31 (Monroe Ave).  Make a sharp left onto Monroe Ave and then a right onto Laburnam Crescent.  Park along the street near 171 Laburnam Crescent (one of the last houses on the right just before the Field Street Park also on the right).  If you get to Pinnacle Road, you’ve gone too far.  

And just in case you're looking to grow your own garden, here's a great deal from Michael: 

NEWS ALERT: My One Dollar Fall Blow-away Plant Sale has Officially begun All 4" pots of select perennials and houseplants are now reduced to a Dollar. I have a great selection of rare, new, and old plants just drooling and begging to be adopted and added to your Garden. Maybe I should call this my Fall Garden Humane Society Plant Adoption Days Sale.
Now is the perfect time to plant perennials, they put all their energy into getting a good root hold so they can survive the winter. You can plant up until the ground freezes.
If you are unsure where you would plant perennials right now. A quick and easy trick is to dig a hole and bury the plants, pot and all and then lift the pot in April and plant your new rare gem in its permanent spot after the winter ends. This also will give you a chance to research the plant and decide where it will grow best in your garden in 2016
So take advantage of the opportunity to own some of these rare gems at bargain prices that can't be beat.
I am only open by appointment message me on facebook, or email, growboy22@yahoo.com to schedule a time to come look at plants. I will also be selling at the gathering of gardeners parking lot sale at the rochester museum and science center on Saturday Sept. 12 from 9 until 4 come check it out there will be other cool vendors there also.

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.  
Cutting of the daisy chain ribbon with pruning clippers

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