Foraging at the Arboretum

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Event Date(s): Wed, 08/05/2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Foraging, ‘a person or animal searching widely for food or provisions’ according to Webster, will be the topic at the Nannen Arboretum, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville NY on Wednesday, August 5 2020 at 6:00 pm. Adele Wellman, senior naturalist at Allegany State Park, will lead us on a foraging walk pointing out plants that can be eaten or used for external purposes such as for treating insect bites.

 The session will be held out of doors on the Nannen Arboretum grounds. Everyone is requested to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. We will meet at the entrance to the arboretum at the far end of the parking lot.  In case of rain, we will meet inside the Town Center Building in the auditorium. A $5 fee is payable at the door.

Adele Wellman, senior naturalist at Allegany State Park, began her career in the woods with her grandmother who showed her a fragrant leaf and tiny red berry growing along the forest floor. Wintergreen continues to be one of the favorite plants she shows to patrons and friends. She has a degree in Biology from Tennessee Technological University with a minor in horticulture. She has worked in greenhouse and at the Biltmore Estate in NC as well as the Professional Landscaping Company in Ellicottville, NY. She also volunteered under the watchful eye of Carolyn Lowe, who taught her much about the herb garden. Twenty years of educating people at Allegany has also expanded her knowledge as people share their edible plant stories.

 This is the second educational event at the arboretum this year following February’s, ‘The Science of Pruning,’ with Jeff Fabian. Other events scheduled are Sally Cunningham, Wednesday September 30, ‘The Case for Trees’; later in the fall, Ted Georgian, professor at St. Bonaventure University, will speak on ‘Climate Change and its impact on People and the Environment.’

Hope to see you at the Nannen Arboretum this year for any or all of these events!

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Nannen Arboretum
28 Parkside Drive
Ellicottville, NY 14731
United States
Phone: 716-945-3845
42° 16' 58.8972" N, 78° 40' 14.358" W
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