Botany-Related Events


2017 Northeast Natural History Conference
Radisson Hotel Cromwell, Cromwell, CT
April 21-23, 2017

Join us April 21st–23rd for the 17th Northeast Natural History Conference in Cromwell, CT. This conference promises again to be the largest regional forum for researchers, natural resource managers, students, and naturalists to present current information on the varied aspects of applied field biology (freshwater, marine, and terrestrial) and natural history for the Northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. It will serve as a premier venue to identify research and management needs, foster friendships and collegial relationships, and encourage a greater region-wide interest in natural history by bringing people with diverse backgrounds together.

Visit Eagle Hill Institute's web site for program, field trip, and registration details.


Wildflower Identification Class
New London, Connecticut College Arboretum
May 14 (Sunday) 10:00 AM

This is a workshop on how to identify wildflowers. Wildflowers are often identified by flower form and color. Other useful characters are leaf form, growth pattern, and habitat. We'll begin with a session on using the keys in field guides such as in Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Live specimens will be provided. Bring any guidebooks and hand lenses you may have. Then we will walk to the Arboretum Wildflower Collection. Please do not pick anything while in the Arboretum, and do not bring dogs or children. The workshop is co-sponsored by Connecticut College Arboretum,

DIRECTIONS: From I-95 North, take exit 82, (first New London exit). At light turn right onto Rte 85. At 2nd light turn left onto Rte 1, (Colman Street, automotive district). Continue on Colman going back over the highway. At next light just after Red Roof Inn turn right onto Bayonet St. At next light turn left on Briggs Street. At next light turn left onto Williams Street. Pass Lyman Allen Art Museum on right and continue a short distance to park near the main entrance of the Arboretum Native Plant Collection on your left, at blue sign. Connecticut College campus will be on your right. Parking is okay on Arboretum (west) side of Williams Street or on the campus. We will meet at the entrance to the Native Plant Collection and walk to Buck Lodge.

INSTRUCTOR: Susan H. Munger, retired UConn Master Gardener Coordinator, New London County. 860-443-2261 (H)


Caltha palustris, marsh marigold
Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) photographed in Sussex County, New Jersey, on May 2, 2010.