Talks & Treks: Plants and Pollinators

A monarch butterfly on an aster plant

Photo: Nikhil Nagane

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10:00 AM


Roy H. Park Preserve (south entrance) – town of Dryden


Max McCune, a horticulturist at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, will lead a walk to discover some of our local wildflowers and the vast network of pollinators and other wildlife they support. We will learn about the different life cycles of wildflowers and how they align with our native insects to form mutually beneficial partnerships. We will also discuss how to responsibly incorporate native plants into our home landscapes to help support local pollinator populations.


From Ithaca, take Rt. 13 North towards Dryden. Go approximately 12 miles and turn right on Irish Settlement Rd. Continue on Irish Settlement for about 4 miles to pass the NORTH parking area—where the boardwalk is—on the left (about 0.5 mile after Hammond Hill Rd). Continue one more mile down Irish Settlement Rd. to find the SOUTH parking area on the left, just after Goodband Rd. If you get to Midline Rd., you’ve gone too far. Please do not park on Goodband Rd.

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