Deadline for Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes Workshop registration

Date(s) - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


Today is the last day to register for the Grasses, Sedges and Rushes workshop, taking place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. 

Cost of the class is $20 for the public or $15 for Friends of the Nature Center.

Class size is limited to 15. To register, call (716) 569-2345, stop in, or click on “Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes” at

Learn to distinguish these kinds of plants and the importance of each as they provide critical habitat for a number of wildlife species. During the class, instructor Elyse Henshaw will teach several handy tricks for telling the difference among the three and even to identify characteristics of specific species. Henshaw is conservation technician at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

As the class will spend some time outdoors, participants are reminded to dress for the weather, including sunscreen and insect repellent. Shoes and socks, rather than sandals, are recommended, as are long pants rather than shorts.