Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm – Asters and Goldenrods


In late summer and early fall, asters and goldenrods come into their own. The September 23 morning discussion with Ted Elliman at Garden in the Woods will include a presentation of the many asters and goldenrods in our region, focusing on their ecology and identification features. We will also examine specimens from the New England Wild Flower Society’s herbarium. Later we’ll visit a nearby natural area to identify the asters and goldenrods growing in the fields, woodlands, and wetlands. In the field, we’ll look carefully at the differences that characterize these species, Bring a hand lens and a bag lunch. The session, cosponsored with the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, begins at 9:30 am and is $85 for members of the sponsoring organizations, $104 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/asters-and-goldrenrods