See unique flora including carnivorous plants in tour of Allenberg Bog

Date(s) - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014
9:00 am

Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center


Update on July 8: Due to the weather forecast we are postponing the tour of Allenberg Bog to Thursday, July 10.  Although there is only 30% chance of rain tomorrow it is the heavy showers that are forecasted for this evening that  we would like to let soak in prior to walking in the bog!  All the times are still the same, meet at the Ag Center at 9 AM with departure as soon after that as possible (9:15 at latest!!!).  The walk will begin around 10:15 AM and if you are closer to Napoli than you are to Jamestown, please feel free to meet the caravan of hikers around 10 at the four corners of Napoli!  We may also be stopping in Randolph to do a quick tour of a community garden first if you would like to meet us in Randolph at 9:30.  I still have to confirm but will send confirmation and meeting location as soon as possible.


Join the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners on a tour of the Allenberg Bog on Wednesday, July 9 with a rain date of Thursday, July 10.  Participants should meet at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown at 9 a.m. to caravan to the bog, which is located near Napoli. The tour will begin around 10 a.m. and take approximately two hours.

Betsy Burgeson, program coordinator, will lead the tour.

You’ll be able to experience one of the finest undisturbed areas in southwestern New York State. See unique vegetation and flora that includes dense thickets of rhododendrons, numerous species of wildflowers, ferns, huge hemlocks, tamarack stands and carnivorous plants.

The Allenberg Bog is owned by the Buffalo Audubon Society. It is a 390-acre wildlife refuge with a 70-acre section of rhododendrons and unique bog life. It has wild orchids, 30 species of liverworts, 60 species of mosses and 258 species of plants.  Please note that any collecting of any plants in this refuge is strictly prohibited.

Please bring water to drink as well as wear a good insect repellent and suitable footwear that can get wet (old sneakers are best).

Registration is not required but it is recommended.  Please call Betsy Burgeson at (716) 664-9502, ext. 204 to register.