Walking amid native forest and wetland plants

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:08

    LACKAWAXEN - The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will present a program on Native Forest and Wetland Plants on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. near Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ann Rhoads, renowned author and botanist, will lead the will lead the walk and discuss, illustrate, and answer your questions about the native plants found in a forested and wetland community. “This leisurely-paced exploration is an excellent opportunity to learn from the state’s leading expert on native plants. We will be walking around the Westfall Marsh on a property protected by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy with a land preservation agreement. With Dr. Rhoads’ guidance we may spot some rare wildflowers or wildlife,” says Sue Currier, Executive Director of the conservancy. Dr. Rhoads’ books include “The Plants of Pennsylvania,” “The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania,” and most recently, “Trees of Pennsylvania.” Dr. Rhoads was the Director of Botany for Morris Arboretum and taught Botany at the University of Pennsylvania. This walk is free and open to the public. For directions to the walk site or the carpool location, please call the Conservancy office at 570-226-3164 or e-mail info@delawarehighlands.org.