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Natives Plants in New York: Two Virtual Field Trips
The Adirondack Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society is pleased to collaborate with Cornell Botanic Gardens to bring you this special virtual event featuring two presentations on native plants. Our presenters are Cornell Botanic Gardens staff members, Krissy Boys and Robert Wesley.

Talk #1:
A Streambank Restoration: Transforming a Plant Desert into a Native Plant Meadow
Krissy Boys will talk about this project at the Mundy Wildflower Garden at Cornell Botanic Gardens and how the technique could be applied to a home property.

Talk #2:
Take a (Virtual) Walk on the Wild Side
F. Robert Wesley will take us on a virtual field trip to share photos of rare plants from two very different environments. First, he will show us select natives in the Ithaca gorges (just when you think you already know it all, be prepared to be impressed at what you will learn), followed by a complete switch in gears to take us on a botanical tour of the Chaumont Barrens Preserve, near Watertown. These barrens illustrate an alvar environment - a fine example described as a prairie-like landscape resting atop a foundation of limestone bedrock.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions through the Q&A Zoom function. Following their presentations, members of the Adirondack Chapter of NARGS will make some brief announcements about future programming. Non-members are free to listen in but may prefer to leave the Zoom meeting at that time.

The presentations will be recorded for on-demand viewing.

The Adirondack Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society is a member organization based in Ithaca and encompasses gardeners throughout central New York. Our main focus is on rock gardening but also includes opportunities to learn about alpines and other low-growing perennials, dwarf evergreens, bulbs, woodland plants, naturalistic habitats, and container gardens. You do not need to be a rock gardener to join. More info at www.acnargs.org.

Sep 19, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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