Saturday, June 6, 2015

Summer Events

In addition to the Canandaigua Botanical Society events happening this summer, check out Ontario Pathways Hiking Series and consider picking up an ONTARIO PATHWAYS RAIL TRAILS PASSPORT at Wegmans.  More information can be found here: ONTARIO PATHWAYS LINK

Canandaigua Botanical Society events occurring this summer include:

Saturday, June 20, 2015     10:00 AM
6109 Knapp Road, Canandaigua

Come enjoy this two acre oasis of woodland gardens with rustic stone paths and shallow streams winding through an array of perennials and an abundance of hostas.  You may know Lou Bliss from her work with the garden at Gleaner's Kitchen or the Bloomfield Garden Club.

Directions: Take 21 south to Cheshire. Turn right onto Goodale Road. Take Goodale up to Smith Road and turn left.  Take Smith Road to Knapp Road and turn right. Take Knapp to the driveway which is on the very sharp curve. Turn left onto the driveway at the mailbox 6109 (and hopefully the Canandaigua Botanical Society sign).  If you go around the curve you've gone too far.  **Carpool will leave from the Sly Street parking lot behind the Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua at 9:25 AM**

Saturday, July 11, 2015   9:00 AM
Ganondagan Medicinal Plant Walk
County Routes 41 and 444, Victor

We attempted this walk last year but got poured on with rain and instead Whitney Charlton told us about the efforts to remove the non-native and invasive pale swallow-wort.  This year we hope for clearer skies and will learn about medicinal plants along the Ethnobotanical Trail at this historical site of the Seneca people.

Directions: Drive north on 332 to CR 41 towards Victor. Ganondagan will be on your right just after Rt. 444. **Carpool will leave from the Sly Street parking lot behind the Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua at 8:30 AM**

Saturday, July 18, 2015    10:00 AM
Grimes Glen with Robert Leopard
Vine Street, Naples 

Grimes Glen is a classic Finger Lakes gorge, a continuously changing and fragile environment shaped and reshaped over time by the power of water. Join us as we enjoy the winding trail along the creek to a point at which terrain requires visitors to ford the stream to continue their journey to the second of three sixty foot waterfalls.

Directions: Head south from Canandaigua on Route 21 South to Naples.  Continue through the village of Naples and take a right onto Vine Street.  Parking for Grimes Glen will be at the end of this street.  **Carpool will leave from the Sly Street parking lot behind the Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua at 9:10 AM**

Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19 10 am - 5 pm
Canandaigua Botanical Society 
booth at the Canandaigua Arts Festival
Main Street, Canandaigua

The Canandaigua Botanical Society hopes to have a canopied booth at the Canandaigua Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19.  It will be located along the "COMMUNITY CAUSE-WAY" between Bristol Street and Byrne Dairy.  We will have family friendly activities for festival folks to enjoy as well as plenty of information about the Canandaigua Botanical Society. 

***We are in need of members to tend to our booth. If you would like to help out at the Botanical Society causeway booth anytime on Saturday or Sunday we'd love to hear from you!  Please contact Laura at***   

Click here to find out more!

Saturday, August 8, 2015    10:00 AM
Lagoon Park Kiosk Dedication
Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua

Jim Engel initiated the restoration of Lagoon Park several years ago and has worked with the support of Canandaigua Botanical Society to greatly reduce the amount of European Buckthorn and other invasive species there. Join us as we dedicate Eagle Scout Patrick McFadden's information kiosk (by the bridge closest to Carousel Lane and east of the gazebo entrance).  Afterwards we hope to enjoy walks around the park to appreciate the reasoning for the restoration project or perhaps to learn about the habitat at Lagoon Park and the creatures it supports.  Representatives from the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, FLCC, and the City of Canandaigua may also be present to share how they've supported the restoration project. 

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