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, 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.
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: 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 on the Monday of the week. Non-members can receive the link by registering with Denis Laplante at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19
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