Friday, January 24, 2014

Canandaigua Botanical Society Celebrates 140 Years in 2014

Did you know that the Canandaigua Botanical Society celebrates its 140th birthday this year?  Thanks to avid botanists in 1874 who were interested in studying all types of plants in the Finger Lakes area, the Canandaigua Botanical Society was established and has become the second oldest botanical club in the United States. 

We will soon be pulling together the 2014-2015 program.  If you have ideas about what field trips or speakers you might be interested in PLEASE LET US KNOW!  You can contact us at canandaiguabotanical@gmail.com.

Our two remaining events for the 2013-14 program include:


SATURDAY, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM
INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVITIES OF THE FINGER LAKES LAND TRUST
  This is an indoor meeting at FLCC Room C220. (directions to FLCC room C220)
The Finger Lakes Land Trust is committed to protecting lake shores, streams, wetlands, and other sensitive lands surrounding the Finger Lakes.  They also provide educational outreach to Finger lakes landowners and municipalities.  The land trust aims to preserve Finger Lakes lands for future generations to enjoy.  Andy Zepp, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, will provide an overview of their many projects and success stories.  More information can be found at their website: www.fllt.org

FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM
ANNUAL MEETING AND PRESENTATION: CELEBRATING SEED in the NORTHEAST with Petra Page-Mann  (Fruition Seeds)
 This is our annual Potluck dinner and presentation followed by a brief annual meeting.  We meet at Saint John's Episcopal Church, 183 North Main Street, Canandaigua - downstairs in the Parish Hall - enter through Saint John's Court off Howell Street. The dinner will begin at 6 PM and the presentation will begin at 7 PM.
 Bring a dish to pass, your own table service and a guest or two if you wish.  Bring cash or check to pay your annual dues ($7 individual; $10 family) and receive the 2014-15 Canandaigua Botanical Society printed program.