Botanical Treasures of the Gorge at Buttermilk Falls State Park


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm




Unitarian Church Annex , second floor (208 E Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY)


Arieh Tal


From May through October hundreds of people hike the trails (daily) around the gorge at Buttermilk Falls State Park. The hikers are of all ages and from many countries. They come to enjoy the scenic qualities that make Buttermilk Falls so special.  Yet, extremely few people seem to show much curiosity about the plant life that covers the stones at the gorge. We invite you to join us for a unique, virtual hike around one of New York's most scenic natural landscapes.

 Arieh Tal is a professional botanical photographer and amateur botanist with 26 years of experience in putting the wild flora of the northeastern United States in the spotlight.  During this period, he has devoted his photographic skills to providing education about native plants and the need for their conservation.  Arieh teaches workshops on aster and goldenrod identification, and is currently a volunteer at Cornell’s L.H. Bailey Hortorium.