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2008 Annual General Meeting

Any member is welcome at the 2008 AGM.  Non-members are also welcome, but preference for spots on field trips will be given to members (anyone can sign up any time, and a single membership fee is only $15).  The AGM includes two field trips on Saturday, followed by a banquet and guest speaker in the evening, and two field trips on Sunday.  The Field Botanist AGM is a convivial event for all of us, with interesting places to visit, good food and an educational talk, surrounded by friendly people of like interests. 

Saturday Banquet and Guest Speaker

Saturday evening’s events will start at 5:00 at the Visitors Centre at The Pinery Provincial Park* where we will compare botanical adventures.  A buffet dinner will be followed by our guest speaker Ed Morris, the Northeastern Zone Ecologist for Ontario Parks.  Ed Morris will be presenting A Natural History Tour of Polar Bear Provincial Park.  Following the presentation we will present the Field Botanists of Ontario award, the Goldie Award. 

*There is a $11.85 entrance fee per vehicle to the Park.

 All members are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the executive after the presentation.


Make cheques payable to: Field Botanists of Ontario

Send your registration form to:

Bill Crowley

19 Burnham Blvd.

Port Hope, Ontario  L1A 4H5

Home Telephone: (905) 885-2123


 The Pinery Provincial Park




Field Trips


The Annual General Meeting will be a two day event this year with two full-day field trip options on Saturday and Sunday. Trips are open to non-FBO members at a surcharge of $5.00 per person per day, but priority will be given to members. Your cheque will be cashed following the AGM, refunds will be issued provided that cancellations are made at least 3 days prior to the AGM. All refunds will be sent out at the end of the event season. No-shows will not be refunded.


Saturday Field Trips:


The Pinery Provincial Park*

Leader: Alastair MacKenzie

Join Alastair MacKenzie to tour rare and unique ecosystems of Pinery Provincial Park.  The tour through the park will include stops in the prime examples of a number of rare communities.  The focus will be not only on rare and unique floral species, but also provide examples of active resource management, restoration and recreation impacts.  


*There is a $11.85 entrance fee per vehicle to the Park.


Treasures of Port Franks

Leaders: John and Dorothy Tiedje

This trip will include visits to a nearby fen, Richmond Park, Old Mouth Lake, and possibly Lambton County Heritage Forest. 


Sunday Field Trips:


Joany's Woods

Leader: Jane Bowles 

This trip will explore a 367 acre property on the Ausable River which forms part of an area that is recognized as a Carolinian Canada site, an ANSI and an ESA.  The property is managed as a nature reserve by the Thames Talbot Land Trust.


The Morris Tract

Leader: Donald Kirk 

The Morris Tract is a mesic deciduous forest close to the Maitland River.  The species richness is quite high, with a relatively high diversity of tree species.  There a also a number of rare species present in the area. 





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