Archive for the ‘Field Trips’ category

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

Advertisement