Archive for the ‘NY Flora Association’ category

Winter 2010 Electronic NYFA Newsletter Sent Out Today

January 22, 2010

Remember, an electronic membership has the added advantage of delivery before paper copies are sent out and includes full color photographs. You can also simply click on web addresses instead of typing them into your browser. Convert to electronic membership the next time you renew. You will be glad you did.

Electronic Newsletter Winter 09 Sent Out Today

December 12, 2009

Remember, an electronic membership has the added advantage of delivery before paper copies are sent out and includes full color photographs. You can also simply click on web addresses instead of typing them into your browser. Convert to electronic membership the next time you renew. You will be glad you did.

Don’t Forget to Buy NYFA Gear.

September 18, 2009

Our new website www.nyflora.org links to the Cafe Press site where we have many items for sale with our logo.  Shirts, hats, mugs and even buttons.  Take a look and proudly wear your NYFA logo. A percentage of the proceeds from each item helps us continue with our projects to study and protect our native flora.

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Genera Quest Napeague Trip Avoids the Rain

September 17, 2009

The tropical storm last Friday threatened to cancel the field trip to Napeague last Saturday but the rain ended by Saturday morning and allowed a group of hardy plant enthusiasts to look at plants in the dunes, swales and salt marsh. The search for Schizaea pusilla ended without success and it marks the third year in a row that the plants have not been found. We hope they return soon! A final summary of the trip will be available in the next newsletter.  Below are some beautiful photographs taken on the trip by botanist Kim Smith from the New York Natural Heritage Program.

Field trip participants in Napeague Meadows

Field trip participants in Napeague Meadows

northern blazing-star, Liatris scariosa ssp. novae-angliae, state threatened

northern blazing-star, Liatris scariosa ssp. novae-angliae, state threatened

Sea-pink, Sabatia stellaris, state-threatened

Sea-pink, Sabatia stellaris, state-threatened

The New nyflora.org Website Is Up and Running!

September 5, 2009

The NY Flora Association’s new website has now replaced the old site.  More improvements will be coming soon including lists and a library.  Go to www.nyflora.org and post any comments you have about the site under this blog entry.

We now offer NYFA gear that you can purchase including hats, mugs and T-shirts!

Mendon Ponds/Auburn Trail Trip Sets New Genera Quest Record

August 30, 2009

The NYFA trip to Mendon Ponds and the Auburn Trail in Railroad Mills on August 22 set a new one-day record for genera seen at 258! The old record was 243 at Alley Pond Park in Queens in 2008. The Mendon area is very diverse with eskers, ponds, marshes, a kettlehole sphagnum bog and a fen. We saw 229 genera in the park so it actually was less than what we saw in Alley Pond but the walk along the Auburn Trail added 29 more genera for the grand total for the day.  The full list of species will be published in the next NYFA newsletter and added to our website. Thanks go to the eager participants whose sharp eyes spotted all the beautiful plants we saw that day and our leader Steve Daniel who knows the plants in both areas very well.  Some photos from the day are below.

Identifying plants in the bog

Identifying plants in the bog

Steve Daniel showing Triglochin palustre

Steve Daniel showing Triglochin palustre

Flowers of the rare swamp lousewort, Pedicularis lanceolata

Flowers of the rare swamp lousewort, Pedicularis lanceolata

Happy plant hunters: Steve Young, Ken Hull, Carol Southby, Georgianna Vyverberg, Steven   Daniel, Megan Caves, Sarah Shute, Ed Fuchs, Christine Sevilla, Amy   Kahn, Karen Schreiner.   Not present for photo (Kim Hartquist).

Happy plant hunters: Steve Young, Ken Hull, Carol Southby, Georgianna Vyverberg, Steven Daniel, Megan Caves, Sarah Shute, Ed Fuchs, Christine Sevilla, Amy Kahn, Karen Schreiner. Not present for photo (Kim Hartquist).

Oh No! A Snafu With the New Website

August 28, 2009

The new nyflora.org website was going to to live today but because of unforseen technical problems we will have to wait a while longer. Stay tuned to this blog for updates.

New Website: Three Days and Counting

August 25, 2009

The new NYflora.org  is scheduled to be live on Thursday!

Why Is The New York Flora Association Website So Old?

August 8, 2009

A few years ago we had to stop updating our website for various reasons but in the last year web desiger Paulina Manzo of Plina Designs and board members Troy Weldy and Adam Ryburn have made a concerted effort to redesign and populate a new website that will be showing up shortly. It will have a new design based on our new logo and will contain all of the features of the old site plus a few new ones. Check back to this blog for an announcement of the date the new site will be ready. It should be soon!

2009 Sedge Workshop with Dr. Tony Reznicek

May 12, 2009

Happy participants of the 2008 workshop

Happy participants of the 2008 workshop

The New York Flora Association is sponsoring a 2 day workshop starting Wednesday June 24th through Thursday June 25th with an optional Tuesday evening session on June 23 for work with your specimens. Dr. Tony Reznicek (University of Michigan), the renowned Carex expert and author to various FNA Cyperaceae treatments, will again lead the workshop. The workshop will be held at SUNY Oneonta. The workshop will include both lab and field exercises. All participants are encouraged to bring plant material from their areas of interest for evening id and discussions with Tony. The workshop will focus on sedges, but rushes and grasses will be discussed also. Participation is limited to the first twenty registrations received. Cost of the workshop is $125 for NYFA members and students; $165 for non-members. Questions and to reserve a spot contact Ed Frantz, 315 793-2421, efrantz@dot.state.ny.us, or Donna Vogler voglerd@oneonta.edu.


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