Saturday, January 9, 2010

Birds and Bees talk

I saw this in the January 8, 2010 issue of The Dialy Messenger and thought it might interest some of the Botanical Society members. - Laura

CANANDAIGUA
Talk on birds and the bees

An educational seminar about bluebirds and beekeeping will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Carriage House meeting room at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St. The morning session, “Bees in Peril,” will feature local beekeepers Richard Reidman and Sam Hall, who will display and discuss the equipment and tools of the trade as well as its interesting history.

The afternoon session, “Bluebirds of Happiness,” will feature John Rogers, co-founder of the NYS Bluebird Society. He will discuss the bluebird’s nesting cycles, migration, habitat and feeding needs, insect food sources, and the problems and predators it faces.

Reservations are $10 per person, $8 for Sonnenberg members, and includes hot soup and a beverage at lunch (bring a sandwich, if desired).

For more information or reservations, call (585) 394-4922.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rochester Academy of Science welcomes us...

The Canandaigua Botanical Society is welcome to attend for all or part of the following events:

Saturday, January 9, 10 am – 1 pm - Life Sciences section will hold a workshop at the RAS Herbarium, located in the basement of the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC). No experience needed! Plan to come and help with this valuable collection – and learn about plants in the process. Lunch is served in the RMSC Cafe until 2 pm. If you plan to attend the workshop, please send an RSVP to Elizabeth Pixley. Then, at RMSC, go to the front desk and ask staff person there to call ext. 368, the phone in the Herbarium. For more information, contact Elizabeth Pixley, herbarium curator (334-0977 or epixley@rochester.rr.com).

Wednesday, January 20, 1 pm – 4 pm – Life Sciences section will hold a workshop at the RAS Herbarium, located in the basement of the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC). No experience needed! Plan to come and help with this valuable collection – and learn about plants in the process. If you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to Elizabeth Pixley. Then, at RMSC, go to the front desk and ask staff person there to call ext. 368, the phone in the Herbarium. For more information, contact Elizabeth Pixley, herbarium curator (334-0977 or epixley@rochester.rr.com).