Asters & Goldenrods


Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 9:45am




Buttermilk Falls State Park; meet at Cooperative Extension on Willow Ave, Ithaca at 9:30 to carpool


Arieh Tal


Asters, goldenrods and other composite species comprise a large portion of the late season flowering plants.  Now is a great time to refresh our knowledge of these species.  Join us for a leisurely, short walk along a portion of the Rim Trail at Buttermilk Falls State Park.  The drier, more open conditions of this portion of the Rim Trail provide an ideal habitat for a different set of species than are found along the Gorge Trail.  There is also a high diversity of tree species found along this trail.  The terrain is relatively flat and easy.  Bring a hand lens and binoculars.

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 – Noon.   Meet either at the parking lot at Upper Buttermilk park at 10:00 am, or if carpooling, at the Cooperative Extension on Willow Ave, Ithaca at 9:30.  Note:  this walk will start and end at the Upper Buttermilk parking lot.