Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mother's Day Bluebells Plein Air


Sunday, May 8, 2016 between 1:00 and 3:00 PM
PLEIN AIR BLUEBELLS FOR MOTHER’S DAY!
Mertensia Park, Farmington
 Anyone who has ever had a mother is welcome to join us for second annual PLEIN AIR BLUEBELLS event at Mertensia Park.  We will provide the paper, paints, pallets, and brushes to capture your artistic view of the mertansia (bluebells) and other spring wildflowers along Mud Creek.       *** Please bring along an easel if you have one and something to sit on if you wish. ***

Directions: Drive north on Route 332 and take a left onto County Road 41 (Speedway station).  Drive west on CR 41 about 1 mile and take a right turn on Mertensia Road.  Turn left down into Mertensia Park.  The bluebells are behind the tennis courts.

Here are some photos from our Plein Air 2016 along with several photos of other wildflowers found on May 8th at Mertensia Park (a great place to identify plants year round with convenient parking and easy trails).
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

GANNETT HILL SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016
10:00 AM  ONTARIO COUNTY PARK
Sandra Bierbrauer will lead us through the woods at Gannett Hill (Ontario County Park) to enjoy the spring wildflowers. We can use this opportunity to test our knowledge that Bruce Gilman taught us about using the Newcomb's Wildflower Guide!  Meet at the parking area nearest the Lookout / Jump-off trail.
http://www.cnyhiking.com/OntarioCountyPark.htm

We started out at Ontario County Park but then went to Sandra's home as there was not much in bloom yet at the high altitude of Gannett Hill.
Garlic Mustard
 
May Apples
 
 
 
 
Jacob's Ladder (valerian)
Prunella - heal all - mint family
 
sedge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
looking northward from jumpoff
pussytoes
 
 
teaberry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Now onto Sandra's property...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
chocolate mint
 
blood root
 
Toad trillium
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paw Paw tree