Tuesday, April 30, 2013


SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013

Time: 10:00 am OR meet at 9:35 am if carpooling from the parking lot behind the Ontario County Courthouse, accessed from Sly Street off Ontario Street, east off Main Street in Canandaigua.

Where: Go west from Canandaigua on Rt. 5 & 20 about 5 miles and turn left (south) on Wheeler Rd (intersection is about half mile before you get to Toomey's Corners). Proceed .9 of a mile to a brown house on the right-hand side of the road in a wooded area. Park on side of road just past this house.

From past experience, we have found that the bluebells (Mertensia virginica) bloom for Mother's Day, hence the title for our walk. This wooded area is on a flood plain of Mud Creek. There are two circular paths, one flat and one that requires crossing a small creek so bring a walking stick and wear boots.

Bethan will be there to show how to enjoy the bluebell nectar.

If you’re interested in what we saw on our last visit to Rogers’ Woods in 2009:

Please Email canandaiguabotanical@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Check back often and scroll down for updates!

The Canandaigua Botanical Society is beginning our 139th year!

Laura will soon post meeting minutes and presentation notes from our annual potluck dinner that occurred on April 19th.

If you are interested in a membership and a 2013-2014 Botanical printed program please contact Laura Ouimette at
Membership is $7 for individuals and $10 for couples/families.

***If you are a current member and have an Email address but are not receiving Emails please let Laura know, so you may be added to the Email contact list.***

Our 2013-2014 program calendar is posted along the left column and there will soon be additional information at the bottom of this website.  Please scroll down for pictures of recent events and information of current and upcoming events including:

Here are photos taken at Mertensia Park, Victor on Sunday, April 21st
Trout lily:

Bluebells making ready:

 Coltsfoot (thanks to Robert Leopard for identifying this one):


Depending on weather, there may be good viewing or daffodils through April.  Two suggestions to see many in one location:

1)      Powder Mills Park – the daffodil trail is a one mile round trip – generally flat with one small uphill.  Enter left onto Park Road off of Route 96 (west of Eastview Mall). Your parking will be on the right at 9/10 mile – a small gravel lot just before the creek. There is a DAFFODIL MEADOWS sign at the parking lot.

2)      Marty Dodge’s home – thousands of Daffodils on Jones Road, Canandaigua.    
             Best times to view the daffodils would be Sunday, April 28th – Wednesday, May 1st.  Marty wrote: “I would have no problem with folks easing up the drive to see the extravaganza. I will be about Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at this point.”
             Please Email: Canandaiguabotanical@gmail.com for specific directions or phone number.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

City of Canandaigua Arbor Day tree planting

Here are photos of the 2013 Arbor Day planting...the 21st year that the City of Canandaigua has celebrated Arbor Day with a city tree planting.

Mayor Polemini reads the Arbor Day Proclamation

City Arborist, Chris Dorn, educates about tree planting.

This year's tree is a tulip tree planted at Atwater Park on Main Street

It is a bare root tree

Arborist Chris Dorn talks with City Manager David Forrest

The 2013 City of Canandaigua Arbor Day Tree Planting will happen at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 26th.  Please join Mayor Polemini and Arborist Chris Dorn as a tree is planted at Atwater Park on Main Street near West Street just north of the train tracks.  Learn about tree planting and receive nice literature from the Arbor Day Foundation.
 In 2012 the Arbor Day Tree was planted 
in memorial to Maya Hobday 
at Sonnenberg Park on Howell Street

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lagoon Park Restoration Project WORKDAY

Thanks to Canandaigua Botanical Society President, 
Bill Bross for these photos...
 More than a dozen folks came to help including FLCC students,
 our new city manager, David Forrest
 Jim Engel,
 and Mayor Polemini
Things are coming along in the Restoration Project at the Lagoon Park in Canandaigua along Lakeshore Drive where several invasive species are being removed to encourage native species to flourish.  Thursday, April 18th will be a major planting and seeding day at Lagoon Park and YOU are invited to come lend a hand.  We will post more information as we get it...but plan to just show up on Thursday, April 18th and there's sure to be something for you to do!  Bring friends!

From the Daily Messenger on Wednesday, April 17th:

WHAT: Community planting day at Lagoon Park
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18
WHERE: Park at the Steamboat Landing parking lot (205 Lakeshore Dr.) and walk across street to Lagoon Park
MORE: Participants are encouraged to wear boots and gloves. Shovels, food and drink will be provided.

Please see comment below for the MPN article...