“Wildflowers and other Invasive Species”: a nature walk in Otsego County

Butternut Valley Alliance

and the New York Flora Association

sponsor

“Wildflowers and other Invasive Species”: a nature walk

Sunday, June 6 from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Along the Butternut Creek (Otsego County)

At “Elmwood”, 133 Peet Road, Morris, NY

(Turn off State Hwy 51 and proceed 0.8 miles)

An opportunity to learn about local wild flora, how to preserve and propagate it, and how to get rid of invasive species, which harm our environment, economy, and health. Members of the New York Flora Association will be present to facilitate a learning opportunity.

Participants are invited to bring a dish to pass and stay for a picnic on the grounds. Tents, tables, and chairs provided. Children welcome! Pre-registration required. Contact: 607-263-5411, or by email: jack.maier @ beautifulbutternutvalley.com.

The Butternut Valley Alliance encourages the preservation and protection of the environmental qualities, farming and cultural heritage, economic viability, open space and village charms of the entire watershed.

The New York Flora Association, founded in 1990, is an organization dedicated to the promotion of field botany and greater understanding of the plants that grow in the wild in New York State.

Elmwood is a property listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places as the “Morris-Lull Farm”, with a Federal stone house dating from 1821.

View over Basswood Pond in the headwaters of the Butternut Creek, October 2009 (photo by Les Hasbargen).

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