Archive for October 2011

NYFA Plans Botany Awards for 2012 Natural History Conference

October 28, 2011

The New York Flora Association is pleased to announce the Northeast Natural History Conference 2012 Botany Awards. Awards will be given in three distinct categories: best botany-related poster presentation, best student botany-related oral presentation, and best overall botany-related oral presentation. A prize of $150 will be given to the winner in each category. Presentations will be judged for significance of ideas, creativity, quality of methodology, validity of conclusions drawn from results, and clarity of presentation. For more information, please visit the New York Flora Association website at or the Northeast Natural History website at

A presentation at the 2011 conference


New York Natural History Conference Coming Next April in Syracuse

October 25, 2011

Next year’s conference, April 15-19, stands to be even better than the one in Albany last spring.  All you botanists out there should plan to participate.  See the information below. Click on it twice for a larger version.

CLICK HERE to go right to their conference website.

Video: Collecting Plants for Identification and Vouchering

October 17, 2011

Here is a good video from the University of Wyoming about how to collect plants for botanical specimens.



Information on New Hydrilla Infestation in Cayuga Lake

October 7, 2011

The invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla has been found in the inlet to Cayuga Lake in Ithaca.  This may have a big impact on the lake and its native aquatic flora in the future.  For a 40 minute video about the infestation CLICK HERE.

NYFA Board Member Chris Martine Talks About Plant Reproduction

October 6, 2011

Public radio station WAMC in Albany featured Dr. Chris Martine on their Academic Minute show this morning.  Chris talked about the different ways plants reproduce.  To hear the feature CLICK HERE.