Sunday, April 26, 2015

Events for our 141st Year

The Canandaigua Botanical Society 141st printed programs are now available.  If you haven't received yours yet, you may contact Laura via email:  Here's a listing of this year's events:

Canandaigua Botanical Society
Dedicated to advancing the knowledge and enjoyment of all plants growing in the Finger Lakes Region and beyond.
2015-2016 Events

Events are on Saturdays at 10AM unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, May 10: Plein Air ~ Bluebells for Mother’s Day

May 16:               Ontario Pathways Photo Walk event

May 30, 1 PM:    FLCC Viticulture Center in Geneva

June 20:               Woodland Gardens of Lou Bliss

July 11, 9 AM:     Ganondagan Medicinal Plants

July 18:                 Grimes Glen, Naples, NY

August 8:              Lagoon Park Kiosk Dedication

September 26:       Unique Gardens of Michael Hannen,

October 3:              Wild Wings at Mendon Ponds Park

November 14:        Honeybee Apiary – indoor meeting

March 19, 2016:    Mushrooms – indoor meeting

Friday, April 22:     National Arbor Day city tree planting

Friday, April  22, 2016:  Annual Potluck dinner, meeting, 
and Botany 101 Presentation


Friday, April 24, 2015


I want to remind everyone about our upcoming PLEIN AIR with the BLUEBELLS happening at MERTENSIA PARK on MOTHER'S DAY and also to let you know about a wonderful botanical blog written by a local friend of Sonnenberg Gardens, Kim B.  Here's the link to the OUR GREEN NEIGHBORS weblog:  
Well worth scrolling through back to the beginning! And a Thanks to Kim for allowing us to share. 

Canandaigua City National Arbor Day Tree Planting

The City of Canandaigua celebrated its 23rd year as a Tree City USA with the planting of a Sweet Gum (liguidambar-styraciflua) tree on Claman Place on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Mayor Polimeni read the National Arbor Day Proclamation.  City Arborist, Stephanie Crim, shared that there will be about 75 new trees planted on city property this year.  More information can be found at the City of Canandaigua Tree Advisory Board pages on the city website:
Mayor Polimeni reads the National Arbor Day Proclamation
read more about the gator bags on the city TAB site

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April walk at FLCC

I was anxious to see some skunk cabbage blossoms and found plenty on a recent walk through the woods at FLCC along with plenty more to see and enjoy. - Laura

This is a Bloodroot blossom that got pulled out by a passing runner.  I share in order to visualize why Bloodroot has that name while encouraging you to show this picture instead of pulling Bloodroot out of the ground. Bloodroot is a protected species in NYS.

Trout lily and Trilium ready to bloom
Northern Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum giganteum) Thanks to Kim B of Sonnenberg Gardens for identifying this for me!
plenty of skunk cabbage blossoms to see

a well maintained boardwalk

Trout lily

ant hill heading to the arboretum

Tulip tree blossoms

Magnolia buds
Maya's bench

Cut leaved Toothwart
we also saw many different moths and butterflies
Buds on a tree near the parking lot
and this firefly larvae (about 1 inch) on the sidewalk near the parking lot