Eastman Hill Flora


Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm




Eastman Hill, Danby


David Werier


We will explore an acidic hilltop and adjacent talus slope in the south edge of Tompkins County in central New York, which on the northern edge of the Appalachian Plateau. Chestnut oak (Quercus montana) forests dominate the hilltop while an interesting talus slope below the hill creates for some added diversity. Expect to find some regional rarities like rock harlequin (Capnoides sempervirens) and summer sedge (Carex aestivalis) as well as some orchids and more. Some of the terrain will be rugged so expect some difficult walking. Contact David Werier (Nakita[at]lightlink.com) to register. This is a joint trip of the New York Flora Association and the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society. Meet at CCE at 9 am to carpool or at the site at 9:30 am.