Master Gardeners To Lead Allenberg Bog Tour

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners will lead a tour of the Allenberg Bog on Wednesday with a rain date of Thursday. Betsy Burgeson, program coordinator, will lead the tour. Participants should meet at the Frank Bratt Ag Center in Jamestown at 9 a.m. to caravan to the bog, which is located near Napoli. The tour will begin around 10 a.m. and take approximately two hours.

The Allenberg Bog is owned by the Buffalo Audubon Society. It is a 390-acre wildlife refuge with a 70-acre section of rhododendrons and unique bog life. It has wild orchids, 30 species of liverworts, 60 species of mosses and 258 species of plants.

Any collecting of any plants in this refuge is strictly prohibited. Participants should respect the purposes behind “preserves,” and should bring water to drink. Attendees should also wear a good insect repellent and suitable footwear that can get wet.

Registration is not required, but it is recommended. Call Burgeson at 664-9502, ext. 204, to register.

The mission of the Master Gardener Program is to educate and serve the community, utilizing university and research-based horticultural information. This program is administered through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County.