Plant Identification for the Rare Plant Watch List (Finger Lakes)


Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 7:00pm




ZOOM - link will be sent to members who receive monthly emails. The registration link will also be listed below prior to the talk.


Steve Young, New York Natural Heritage Program


Every year Steve Young collaborates with professionals around New York State to determine state rankings for rare, threatened and endangered species. One of the lesser-known lists that he compiles is the Rare Plant Watch List. It contains native species that are considered rare, uncommon, or declining in numbers and need continued periodic monitoring to decide if they should be actively inventoried in more detail or removed from the list.  Join us to learn about these lists and take a trip to some of the natural communities around the Finger Lakes to learn to identify the watch list species that occur in them. In your botanical explorations you might find some of these interesting plants and help refine their status in the state.