Niagara Frontier Botanical Society: Historical Ecology of Onondaga Lake”

Date(s) - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
7:30 pm

Harlem Road Community Center


The Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 11 in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4225 Harlem Road, one block south of Main Street in Snyder.

Catherine Landis, graduate research assistant in ecology in the School of Environmental Science & Forestry  at Syracuse University, will speak on “Historical Ecology of Onondaga Lake.”

Onondaga Lake near Syracuse is now a major Superfund site. Ms. Landis has collected data to determine what plant communities were historically present there, and will discuss how both Native Americans and Europeans have impacted and altered these communities. She will also discuss how both groups of humans made use of the plants originally present there.

Meetings are open to the public and free of charge.