Adirondack Botanical Society Summer Field Trip Schedule Summer 2011

The Adirondack Botanical Society is pleased to announce its list of summer 2011 field trips. These trips are for everyone from interested enthusiasts to professional botanists. Contact information for each trip is below so please contact them before the trip. Some trips might have a size limit.

Sunday, June 5th 2011.  Crane Mt. Road, Johnsburg (near North Creek).  Mosses and liverworts, showy orchis, Goldie’s fern and some other high pH ferns.  Meet at 10 in the Johnsburg library/town hall parking lot on Main Street near the intersection of 28N.  Contact Evelyn Greene: evelyn.greene@gmail.com

Sunday, June 12th, 2011. Jones Pond paddle. See some wetland orchids in the northern Adirondacks with a paddle into Jones Pond in Paul Smith’s, NY. Start from Jones Pond Road and Route 86 in Paul Smith’s at 10am. Canoe and PFD required. Contact Brian McAlister: birder1964@gmail.com

Saturday, June 18th, 2011. Wright Peak. Visit alpine vegetation at the summit of Wright Peak in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness area. This all day trip requires a rigorous hike up New York State’s 16th highest mountain. Start at the Adirondack Loj near Lake Placid at 9am. Contact Julia Goren: jgorenster@gmail.com. Group size is limited to 15 so you must register in advance.

Sunday, June 26th 2011.  “Ice meadows” along east side of Hudson River, near Warrensburg.  Meet at 10:30am in parking lot of Warren Co. /DEC Park north of Cronin’s Golf Course. Contact Evelyn Greene: evelyn.greene@gmail.com

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011. Pyramid Lake, Pharaoh Lakes Wilderness Area, Essex County. A canoe paddle to see the swamp vegetation at this remote and hard to access lake south of Paradox, NY. Contact Jacqueline Donnelly: donnelly.jackie@yahoo.com (518)584-6346. Group size is limited to 12 so you must register by June 27th.

Saturday, July 30th, 2011. Whiteface Mountain. Visit the alpine vegetation zone without the hike. Start from the Veteran’s memorial highway in Wilmington, NY at 10am. Contact: Julia Goren, jgorenster@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 6th 2011. Madawaska. Visit lowland boreal wetland communities in Franklin County via canoe. Contact: Lem Hegwood lemhegwood@gmail.com.

To join the Google discussion group for the Adirondack Botanical Society send an email to adkbotsoc+subscribe@googlegroups.com. Write Join in the subject line. You can state why you would like to join in the body of the email.

The Hudson River Ice Meadows in late April are still covered in ice. On June 26 you can learn about the unique plants that grow there after the ice melts.

ADK plant enthusiasts on a trip to see big trees after the ABS kickoff meeting on April 30, 2011

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