Ganondagan has had a busy summer! Click the links below for two presentations on the results of their seasonal work to restore a grassland and map invasive species! Oak Unit Restoration Grasland Conservation Stewards Presentation mapping Oak Unit 2016
Location: 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY, 14621, United States
Immerse yourself in the unique history and science of the Genesee River. Join Zoo staff and docents for Native American cultural exhibits and festivities featuring the Ganondagan State Historic Site. Learn about the importance of the Genesee River and how it helped shape local Native American communities. Be inspired by your Zoo’s conservation efforts with river otters and lake sturgeon in the Genesee. Find out how you can help with these efforts and what it takes to get involved as a citizen scientist through our One Cubic Foot initiative.
Guests of all ages can enjoy interactive workshops with the Monroe County Stormwater Coalition, the Center for Environmental Initiatives, and more.
From education and outreach to mechanical harvesting of invasives, volunteers are the lifeblood of our program. Volunteers can help survey for invasives, hand-pull invasives such as garlic mustard or water
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Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. Growers and researchers are working together to implement effective pest control strategies.
Alewife is a species of ocean herring with a bluish-grey to olive back with silvery sides. The body is wide, narrows at the belly, and averages 6” in length. They have large eyes, a prominent black spot near the gill cover, and a forked fin.
Giant hogweed is a biennial herb that grows to 8-14 feet. Plants sprout in early spring from forked taproots or seeds. Stems are hollow, and leaves are lobed. The best time to identify giant hogweed is when it is in bloom in June.