Friday, August 27, 2010

Listing of species found in Lagoon Park

This is the list of species found in Lagoon Park that Dave DeMallie shared with us.

*** from April 2004, by Bruce Gilman***
Box-elder ---Acer negundo
Swamp Maple ---Acer x freemanii
Tree of Heaven ---Ailanthus altissima
Shadbush ---Amelanchier arborea
European White Birch ---Betula pendula
Green Ash ---Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Eastern Red Cedar ---Juniperus virginiana
Red Mulberry ---Morus rubra
Norway Spruce ---Picea abies
Scotch Pine ---Pinus sylvestris
Sycamore ---Platanus occidentalis
Eastern Cottonwood ---Populus deltoids
Sweet Cherry ---Prunus avium
Black Locust ---Robinia pseudoacacia
American Elm ---Ulmus americana
Japanese Yew ---Taxus cuspidata
Northern White Cedar ---Thuja occidentalis
European Linden ---Tilia cordata

Shrubs and Vines
Hawthorn ---Crataegus sp.
Silky Dogwood ---Cornus amomum
Gray Dogwood ---Cornus foemina
Red Osier Dogwood ---Cornus sericea
Russian Olive ---Elaeagnus angustifolia
Fly Honeysuckle ---Lonicera morrowii
Tartarian Honeysuckle ---Lonicera tatarica
Crabapple ---Malus sp.
Virginia Creeper ---Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Smooth Buckthorn ---Rhamnus frangula
European Buckthorn ---Rhamnus cathartica
Staghorn Sumac ---Rhus typhina
Multi-flora Rose ---Rosa multiflora
Shrubby Rose ---Rosa sp.
Blackberry ---Rubus allegheniensis
Black Raspberry ---Rubus occidentalis
Pussy Willow ---Salix discolor
Shrubby Willow ---Salix sp.
Poison Ivy ---Toxicodendron radicans
Cranberry Viburnum ---Viburnum opulus
Riverbank Grape ---Vitis riparia

Herbaceous Plants
Yarrow ---Achillea millifolium
Meadow Garlic ---Allium vineale
Garlic Mustard ---Alliaria petiolata
Spreading Dogbane ---Apocynum androsaemifolium
Common Burdock ---Arctium minus
Swamp Milkweed ---Asclepias incarnata
Yellow Rocket ---Barbarea vulgaris
Brome Grass ---Bromus inermis
Spotted Knapweed ---Centaurea maculosa
Canada Thistle ---Cirsium arvense
Bull Thistle ---Cirsium vulgare
Crown Vetch ---Coronilla varia
Orchard Grass ---Dactylis glomerata
Queen Anne’s Lace ---Daucus carota
Common Teasel ---Dipsacus fullonum
Whitlow Grass ---Draba verna
Quack Grass ---Elytrigia repens
Willow Herb ---Epilobium sp.
Daisy Fleabane ---Erigeron annuus
Wild Strawberry ---Fragaria virginiana
Wild Cleavers ---Galium aparine
White Bedstraw ---Galium mollugo
White Avens ---Geum canadense
Ground Ivy ---Glechoma hederacea
St. John’s Wort ---Hypericum perforatum
Spotted Touch Me Not ---Impatiens capensis
Elecampane ---Inula helenium
Yellow Iris ---Iris pseudoacorus
Rush ---Juncus sp.
Purple Dead Nettle ---Lamium purpureum
Everlasting Pea ---Lathyrus latifolius
Ox-Eye Daisy ---Leucantheum vulgare
Bird’s Foot Trefoil ---Lotus corniculatus
Moneywort ---Lysimachia nummularia
Sweet Clover ---Melilotus sp.
Eurasian Milfoil ---Myriophyllum spicatum
Yellow Pond Lily ---Nuphar variegata
Evening Primrose ---Oenthera biennis
Reed Canary Grass ---Phalaris arundinacea
Tall Reed Grass ---Phragmites australis
Ox Tongue ---Picris hieracioides
English Plantain ---Plantago lanceolata
Common Plantain ---Plantago major
Smartweed ---Polygonum sp.
Curly Pondweed ---Potamogeton crispus
Cinquefoil ---Potentilla recta
Self-Heal ---Prunella vulgaris
Tall Buttercup ---Ranunculus acris
Curly Dock ---Rumex crispus
Sour Dock ---Rumex obtusifolius
Wool Grass ---Sedge Scirpus cyperinus
Canada Goldenrod ---Solidago canadensis
Common Dandelion ---Taraxacum officinale
Red Clover ---Trifolium pretense
Colt’s Foot ---Tussilago farfara
Narrow-leaved Cattail ---Typha angustifolia
Blue Vervain ---Verbena hastata
Corn Speedwell ---Veronica arvensis

Ferns and Allies
Field Horsetail ---Equisetum arvense

The Lagoon Park Landscape Restoration Project Tour - August 21, 2010

Dave DeMallie talked about the native and invasive plant species at Lagoon Park on Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua. A proposal was made to the City of Canandaigua to have invasive plants removed from this forever wild flood plane and protected wetland. Due to funding shortages the project has not yet commenced.
European Buckthorn would be the primary target for removal without disturbing wildlife. Invassive plants will be cut at the base and a herbacide would be applied to the stumps only as needed. Replanting would occur with native species.
Jewelweed/Touch Me Not (a soothing remedy for poison ivy)
A bridge similar to this would look great and be very useful crossing 5 and 20 at South Main Street.
Monarch caterpillar (frass on upper left leaf)
A few members enjoying the view
Bob Guthrie and Maya Hobday discussing select species
A Blue Heron
Maya Hobday keeping clear of the Poison Ivy edging
More poison ivy growing all around the tree trunk
The "Y" shoots from the main branch of the river wild grape are tasty
Species identified during the Canandaigua Botanical trip to The Lagoon Park
European buckthorn, black willow, black locus, jewel weed, fragrent white water lily, golden rod, queen Ann's lace, dogbane, high bush cranberry, evening primrose, mullen, ash tree, grey dogwood with white berries, knapp weed, crab apple, river wild grape, smart weed, St. John's weed (has tiny, little holes in its leaves; look against the sky or through a magnifying glass to see them), self heal, horehound (has square stem), teasel, birdfoot trefoil, downy willow herb, fleabane, elecampane (sunflower like flower).
Interesting factoid: maple, ash, and dogwood MAD have opposite leaves.

Gathering at the Lagoon Park - August 21, 2010

The following Canandaigau Botanical Society Members were present to meet Dave DeMallie for a tour of the Lagoon Park on Saturday morning August 21, 2010:

Bob Guthrie, Maya Hobday, Peggy Kane, Carmen Kuenen, Leona Lauster,Donna Middlebrook, Laura Ouimette, John & Mary Purdy and guest Ben Cornelius

Before heading out on the walk a discussion took place regarding a gift to be made to Wood Library in memory of Betty Herriott's passing earlier this year.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Lagoon Park Landscape Restoration Project Tour

Saturday, August 21, 2010 10 am

Meet at the Steamboat Landing parking lot.

The Lagoon Park is on Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua across from the Steamboat Landing Restaurant.

The purpose of our tour will be to compare and contrast the native and invasive plant species and to look at their implications for providing habitat for wildlife. Also, we will look at the work underway to remove invasive plants and discuss the various strategies being used to re-establish a wider diversity of native flora in the park. We’ll check out the territory along the easy-to-walk and well groomed pathways.

Leaders: Dave DeMallie, graduate of the Conservation Program at FLCC and
Project Leader, Jim Engel of White Oak Nursery.