Asters and Goldenrods at Mundy Wildflower Garden


Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 5:30pm




Cornell Botanic Gardens, Mundy Wildflower Garden, parking lot off Caldwell Rd.


Krissy Boys, Native Plant Gardener & Robert Wesley, botanist at Cornell Botanic Gardens


Easy walking so you can focus on learning how to identify members of the Aster family - asters, goldenrods, and probably more. These are the stars of fall flowers, but many people stop at the color. "purple/white aster" or "another goldenrod". We can do better, and learn which species prefer moist, dry, sun, shade, acid, lime, etc! Knowing the conditions helps you find them in the wild.

Required COVID-related safety protocols
- If you are feeling ill, or have a fever, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend the walk!
- If any items have been handled by multiple members of the group, hand washing or sanitizing during or soon after the walk is strongly encouraged.
- The group may consist of both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals.  Leaders will not attempt to determine vaccination status (nor entertain anyone's claims about their own status), so safety protocols most appropriate for unvaccinated people (as stated above) must be adhered to by all participants.

Risk management agreement and release.
By requesting registration for this Finger Lakes Native Plant Society (FLNPS) event, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
All activities such as those offered by FLNPS involve some degree of physical risk to participants, despite the reasonable and prudent efforts of FLNPS organizers to reduce risks.  Such risks, especially of illness, may be greater during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite appropriate COVID-related safety protocols implemented by FLNPS organizers.  To participate in this event, you agree to adhere to all COVID-related protocols stated above.  Furthermore, you agree to assess and manage, to the best of your ability, all risks of injury, illness, and other harm to which you and any others on whose behalf you are registering are exposed.  In the unlikely event that you or any others in your party sustain injury, illness, or other harm during or as a result of this FLNPS activity, you agree to hold FLNPS and its organizers harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law.