ELLICOTTVILLE — Foraging will be the subject of a presentation Aug. 5 at the Nannen Arboretum, 28 Parkside Drive.
Adele Wellman, senior naturalist at Allegany State Park, will lead a foraging walk at 6 p.m., pointing out plants that can be eaten or used for external purposes such as for treating insect bites out on the Arboretum grounds.
Everyone is requested to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Meet at the entrance to the arboretum at the far end of the parking lot. In case of rain, meet inside the Town Center Building. A $5 fee is payable at the door.
Wellman has a degree in biology from Tennessee Technological University with a minor in horticulture. She has worked in greenhouses and at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina as well as the Professional Landscaping Company in Ellicottville. Twenty years of educating people at the park has also expanded her knowledge as people share their edible plant stories.
This is the second educational event at the arboretum this year following February’s Science of Pruning presentation with Jeff Fabian. Other scheduled events are set for Sept. 30 with Sally Cunningham discussing The Case for Trees. Later in the fall, Ted Georgian, professor at St. Bonaventure University, will speak on climate change and its impact on people and the environment.