The Botany Section provides members the opportunity to learn more about the flora of BC through evening programs and nature walks and hikes. The programs of the Botany section are organized by Botany Section Committee:
Secretary: Denis Laplante
Treasurer: Teresa Gagné
Members at Large: Anne Leathem, Angela Bond, Sandy Riecken, Caroline Penn.
Please contact botany@NatureVancouver.ca for more information.
The Botany section presents a series of free evening programs with a botanical focus (plants and fungi) for Nature Vancouver members and the general public. We’re looking to build connections and welcome new members with snacks and a featured herbal tea, plus the opportunity to bring photos of your ‘mystery’ plants and get some help identifying them. You can also learn more about our “plant of the month” or watch a Plant ID for Beginners PowerPoint.
For more information and suggestions for future presentations please contact the Botany Section at botany@NatureVancouver.ca.
WHEN: Third Thursday of each month, from September through April (except December) at 7:30 p.m (refreshments at 7:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Unitarian Centre at 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak Street), Vancouver
From spring to fall Nature Vancouver members lead many field trips to explore the surrounding natural areas. While almost any trip offers participants a chance to view native flowers, berries and trees, some trips will be more botanically focused than others. We use leaf emoji 🌿 to indicate field trips with a botanical interest, but a quick read of the trip description will help you decide. Come to our evening programs or contact us and let us know what field trips you’d like to see.
Click on the links below for various botany resources, guides and reading materials.
- Botany and plant identification resources
- Vancouver Big Trees (Ira Sutherland’s guide to big trees around Vancouver)
- Trees of Metro Vancouver (PDF : lists, locations, publications, links)
- Ground and low nesting bird species
- Concerns with the removal of naturalized plants in the Lower Fraser Valley and complete bibliography
- Birds that use blackberry thickets
- Birds that eat naturalized plants and seeds