Date(s) - 17/Jan/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall)
A brief history of Plant collecting on Haida Gwaii
Jennifer Penny takes the audience back in time to the first visits of botanists to this archipelago of about 350 islands in the North Pacific. From there, Jenifer will present a brief chronology of visits (who and when) with special focus on the major accomplishments of Calder & Taylor and the Flora of QCI (2018 was the 50- year anniversary of this well-respected work). Jenifer will also talk about the interesting plants on HG with reference to phytogeography, endemism, rare plants and both vascular plants and bryophytes.
Jenifer Penny is the lead botanist at the B.C. Conservation Data Centre (BC CDC) in Victoria BC. She has been working with the BC CDC since 1995, and was involved in the production of the Illustrated Flora of BC (Douglas et al. 1998-2002). She is a co-author of Rare Native Vascular Plants of British Columbia (2002) and has co-authored 10 Committee on the Status of Wildlife in Canada status reports.
Tea and cookies will be served from 7 to 7:30 pm. There will be opportunity for plant identification.