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Wetland Plants/Ecology at Quacken Kill Marsh in Grafton

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Quacken Kill

Jay Hakes Road

Grafton, NY 12052

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Identify common plants of marshes and swamps

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Part of our Rensselaer Naturalist Series! David Hunt will show us how to identify common plants of marshes and swamps, and tell us about the ecology of wetlands. Quacken Kill Marsh is a diverse riparian wetland complex dominated by shallow emergent marsh and shrub swamp with narrow strips of cobble shore along a marsh headwater stream. Wear footwear that can get wet.

Meet at the small dirt pull off at the edge of the field on the west side of Jay Hakes Road, about .5 mile south of NY Route 2.

Questions? Contact Nick Conrad at nbconrad@msn.com. Suggested donation of $5.

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Plants

Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Newcomb, Lawrence. 1977. Little, Brown and Company.

This is the most useful illustrated field guide for identifying wildflowers in New York.

Peterson’s Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North Central North America. Peterson, Roger Tory and Margaret McKenny. 1968. Houghton Mifflin.

The Naturalist's Guide to Wetland Plants: An Ecology for Eastern North America. Cox, Donald D. 2002. Syracuse University Press.

Includes chapter on peatlands.

Wetlands. Audubon Society Nature Guides. Elliott, Charles. 1985.

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Jay Hakes Road

Grafton, NY 12052

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