Thatcher's Pinnacles and vicinity (Joint with New York Flora Association)

When

Sunday, June 4, 2017 (All day)

What

Walk

Where

Thatcher's Pinnacles

Who

David Werier

Description

We will explore the interesting and botanically rich Thatcher's Pinnacles which occurs on the rim of the Cayuga Inlet Valley. This is primarily a dry upland site, but if time allows we may venture down into the valley. The going should be relatively easy although we may go off trail and we will be climbing in elevation. We should see many interesting species at this local botanical hotspot. Some species of interest that we may encounter during this outing include Amelanchier sanguinea (round-leaved shadbush), Calamagrostis perplexa (Clausen's reed grass), Carex siccata (dry-spiked sedge), C. willdenowii (Willdenow's sedge), Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey-tea), Elymus trachycaulus (wheat grass), Lilium philadelphicum (wood lily), and more. For those interested in carpooling from Ithaca, a carpool will leave Ithaca at 9 AM. Otherwise, we will meet near West Danby, NY at 9:30 AM. We will have lunch in the field. Pre-registration is required. To register and for questions contact David Werier (Nakita[at]lightlink.com).