Sponsored by the Southern Adirondack Chapter of the Audubon Society, with assistance from the Adirondack Mountain Club, my slide show/talk is offered free of charge to all who dream of warmer days or to those who just might be curious to know what grows along our Hudson River. Believe me, there sure are some beauties! (Cardinal Flower and Pickerelweed among them)
And some are among the rarest of New York wildflowers, such as this Small Floating Bladderwort, ranked as Threatened in the state but abounding at South Glens Falls:
And of course, since this is an Audubon event, we will have a photo or two of some birds, such as this regal Great Blue Heron:
We'll also acknowledge the beauty of some of our insect friends, such as this spectacular Calico Pennant Dragonfly. (What a great poster boy he'd make for Valentine's Day, with all those hearts on his abdomen!)
Even though our focus will be on the flowers of spring and summer, we'll visit the river in every season.
We'll even visit the river in the coldest days of winter, when frazil ice mounts high on the banks to create the remarkable habitat called the Ice Meadows.