- The George Landis ArboretumThe Landis Arboretum may well be the northern Catskill Region's best-kept secret. With centuries of history and the riveting beauty inherent in the Arboretum's world-class, global collections, generations of extraordinary plantings continue to impart their secrets to its visitors. http://www.catskillregionguide.com/articles/article.php?id=995
- Spectacular Beauty? Sustainable Fun? A Schoharie County Weekend! By "Schoharie Buzz"
- How Does [Y]our Garden Grow? http://www.landisarboretum.org/catskill_guide.html
- Landis Arboretum Featured on http://www.didyouweekend.com/weekend/
Classes, Garden Party Continue June Bloom
at Landis Arboretum
Whatever the day, month, or season, there is always a reason to visit Landis, the Capital Region's Arboretum - for family fun, relaxation, and learning....June 27, Saturday, 2 - 3:30 PM HERPETOLOGY HIKE Landis Arboretum, Esperance, NY; http://www.landisarboretum.org/ Enjoy a walk about the Arboretum's fields, forests and ponds in search of amphibians and reptiles. We hope to see several salamanders, frogs, snakes and turtles as we learn about their habits and habitats. Donation, $5 per person. Leader: George Steele, Science Educator. George Steele is a seasoned and award-winning environmental education consultant and a popular guide at Landis, the Capital Region's Arboretum. Since 1992 he was worked with a wide range of programs for children's summer camps, museums, nature centers, outdoor education centers, state agencies, libraries, and schools throughout the Northeast. June 28, Sunday, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM NATIVE PLANTS AND BIODIVERSITY: A FIELD TRIP WITH ED AND ANNE Landis Arboretum, Esperance, NY; http://www.landisarboretum.org/ Bring a bag lunch and walk the Native Plant Trail with Ed Miller, curator, and Anne Donnelly, retired biology professor and Arboretum President. We'll talk about native plants and how to key them out - and about biodiversity, evolution, and how native plants sustain wildlife in our gardens. Bring your field guides and we'll help you use them, or use ours. Members $10, non-members $15. Although formally trained to be an engineer, Ed Miller has always had an interest in nature. Following retirement nearly 25 years ago, he studied plants seriously with Ruth Schottman, Jerry Jenkins, Nan and Sue Williams, and others. He has twice served as the chair of the Northeastern section of the Botanical Society of America. Today, Mr. Miller ranks at the top of the Volunteers Who Know list at the Arboretum: he serves as curator to the Native Plant Collection, which he started at the Landis Arboretum in 1999. July 11, Saturday, 10 AM - 1 PM EYE ON: NATURE THROUGH THE CAMERA'S LENS Landis Arboretum, Esperance, NY; http://www.landisarboretum.org/ A photography class for all levels of proficiency, The 548-acres Arboretum becomes a photographer's paradise in this dynamic three-part exploration of nature as seen though the camera's lens. Led by nature photographer Bill Combs, Jr. and members of the Schoharie County Photographers Club, the informal three sessions are designed to engender excitement and a deeper appreciation of technique, patience and experience when nature is the dynamic subject of pursuit.
- July: Look out and all around! Celebrate the abundance of Wildlife that makes the Arboretum a boundless source of inspiration and satisfaction for your mid-day photographic adventure.
- 90 minutes with camera in hand, exploring the natural splendors of the Arboretum.
- 90 minutes of shared time as you display your images in a group setting, learn from shared suggestions and recommendations for improving technique, engaging nature, and expanding creative options. Held at the Arboretum's Harkness Library, which doubles as a classroom, art studio, workshop area.
- July 17 & 18 (Fri/Sat) at 10:00 PM
- August 18 (Tues) at 7:30 PM
- August 21 & 22 (Fri/Sat) at 9:30 PM : Club meeting (Meeting House) and star party
- September 11 & 12 (Fri/Sat) at 8:30 PM
- October 16 & 17 (Fri/Sat) at 8:00 PM
- November 13 & 14 (Fri/Sat) at 8:00 PM