Botany Section

Botany Section

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, Nina Shoroplova, Caroline Penn.

Please contact for more information.

Evening Programs

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.  These are listed in the calendar at home page

For more information and suggestions for future presentations please contact the Botany Section at

WHEN: Third Thursday of each month, from September through April (except December) at 7:30 p.m (refreshments at 7:00 p.m.)

WHERE: The Botany Section programs are held via Zoom Video Conferencing or by a hybrid of in-person and Zoom Video Conferencing when possible. The link to the Zoom meeting is published in e-News to all members on the Monday of the week. Non-members can request the link from . To become a member see Membership .

In-person Location: Unitarian Centre at 49th and Oak Street, Vancouver, BC.

For in-person meetings, members will be asked to confirm their attendance so that Nature Vancouver can ensure social distancing.

Masks are recommended to protect self and more vulnerable members.

Members who feel unwell or have had recent contact with Covid are asked to remain at home and follow current procedures for Rapid Antigen Test. Test kits are available free at most pharmacies.

Members are expected to be vaccinated. See current information at this link:

Field Trips

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. 

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