Interesting Plants in Unexpected Places


Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 7:00pm




Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Center, 124 Comstock Knoll Drive, Ithaca AND Zoom/Recording


Arieh Tal


Most of our native plants occur in natural communities that have evolved over thousands of years. In order to observe most of them, we usually attend field trips to special habitats, for they’re not likely to be found at the edges of parking lots or other highly disturbed areas. Yet surprisingly, many very “interesting” native plants, including some rarities, do somehow show up in anthropogenic locations, like power line corridors, railroad yards, town recycling centers and sand pits. This presentation will explore examples of some of these unexpected places, where you may be quite surprised to find plant migrants. For all meetings, in-person attendees will need to observe the following Covid precautions onsite:

  • All attendees must be fully vaccinated and (if eligible) boosted. (We’ll be going on the honor system.)
  • Masks are recommended but not required.
  • Chairs will be socially distanced.

* If you are immunocompromised, at high risk of serious disease, or you need to protect others at such risk, you may wish to watch video recordings or attend via Zoom.


The recording of this talk can be viewed directly on YouTube by clicking here.

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