Wildflower Conservation in Eastern North America
The North American Native Plant Society is proud to present our next talk in the
Dr. Barbara Fallis Memorial Speaker Series
Thursday, October 2, 2014
A Meeting of Minds:
Conserving the Rich Flora of Eastern North America
with Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth
Vari Hall B, York University, Keele Campus, Toronto, Ontario
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Doors open 7:00 p.m. Start time 7:30 p.m.
NANPS Members: $8.00, Non-members: $12.00, York U. Students (with Student ID): free
Dr. Farnsworth, Ph.D., is Senior Research Ecologist with the New England Wild Flower Society, and a biologist, educator, scientific illustrator and musician. She has studied plants in many regions of the world, with an emphasis on plant physiology, ecology, and conservation. She co-authored the Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea (which she wrote while navigating the river in her hand-built wooden kayak) and the Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern North America. She illustrated the Flora Novae Angliae (Yale University Press), The Nature of New Hampshire, A Field Guide to the Ants of New England (Yale University Press), and five other books on ferns, coastal ecology, climate change, statistics, and spiders.
Community Canoe Projects
What’s a Community Canoe Garden? NANPS has been working in conjunction with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park project and helping to convert old canoes into pollinator-friendly native plant gardens. NANPS has provided funding and plenty of volunteers to assist in the creation of the canoe planters. Community Canoe Gardens have been installed in a number of parks, school yards etc. The photographs below are from a planting that took place in July, 2014 in Toronto's Stanley Park.
Photos by Adam Mohamed of NANPS and Jode Roberts of the David Suzuki Foundation
Please consider supporting our efforts! Membership in the North American Native Plant Society is only $25 a year ($10 for students!). For your membership fees you will receive four issues of The Blazng Star, our e-newsletter The Local Scoop, members-only access to our seed exchange, and pre-order priveleges at our annual native plant sale. You will also support our other activities that include the preservation of our two conservation properties (Shining Tree Woods and Zinkan Island Cove), the Dr. Barbara Fallis Lecture Series, plant rescues, restoration projects, education materials as well as advocacy and promotion for the inclusion of native plants in green spaces.
You can join NANPS using our online membership form (use Visa, Mastercard or PayPal).
Thank you for your support! Peter Kelly, Executive Director