Date(s) - 09/11/2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rochester Folk Art Guild
September 11 – The Local Landscape Then and Now: Glacial History, Early Forests, and Current Ecological Communities
with Dr. Bruce Gilman, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College
Dr. Gilman will discuss the glacial origin of the local landscape using a large poster map and acetate overlays, early forests of the area based on the 1790’s original land survey lot descriptions and witness trees, and ecological communities present today based on his field inventory work using the New York Natural Heritage Program sampling protocol. The audience is invited to bring questions.
This is the fourth and final lecture in the Lecture on the Lawn Series. Lectures take place rain or shine. We will meet inside if it rains. All lectures will last approximately one hour. There will be opportunities to interact, with questions welcome and participation invited. Wooden benches and folding chairs are provided; your favorite lawn chair is welcome. The Lecture on the Lawn series is free to the public, but donations are appreciated. At the conclusion of each lecture, attendees are invited to browse the beautiful crafts created onsite and by local artists, which are on display in the East Hill Gallery.