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Fields of Gold, Getting to Know Goldenrod at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Cattaraugus County , Chautauqua-Allegheny | Tourism

Fields of Gold, Getting to Know Goldenrod at Pfeiffer Nature Center

When Sting released his classic “Fields of Gold” he was referring to fields of ripening barley. But if he were here in Western New York late summer, it would be hard not to apply that phrase to the expansive lush bounty of yellow gracing the roadsides and fields.

The predominate yellow flower is Goldenrod…not one, but up to fifteen different species of Goldenrod in our area. They contribute to the rich summer ecosystem. Take a walk with Pfeiffer Nature Center and explore this important and beautiful plant. The walk will include an introduction to basic botanical terms, how to use a plant identification key, hands-on experience identifying several species of Goldenrods, and a bit of fact, folklore, and fiction about this summertime beauty.

This event will be held at Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770. Fee: Free for members and children under 13, $5 for non-members. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register by 4pm Thursday, September 7th. Sign up on the programs calendar on our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org or contact the office at 716-933-0187. Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way Funding.

Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

For more information on this event please visit http://www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org

Event Details

    Sept. 9, 2017 - Sept. 9, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM