FBO's 2019 AGM will be held near Owen Sound at the Grey Roots Museum and Archives (102599 Grey County Rd 18) on Saturday September 21, beginning at 5:15pm. As always, field trips are scheduled for both Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 21. We are happy to announce that members (and non-members) can now register for the AGM and associated fieldtrips through Eventbrite.

Check out the official announcement for more details, and we hope to see you there.

In 2007, FBO initiated an award that recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of field botany in Ontario. That award is named the John Goldie Award for Field Botany. The award recognizes Goldie's pioneering efforts in conducting surveys of vegetation in Ontario and New York State in the early 1800's. The Goldie Award is presented each year at our AGM.

Congratulations to John Semple - recipient of the 2018 Goldie Award! Past recipients include Donald Britton (2007), George Argus (2008), John Morton (2009), Paul Maycock (2010), Jim Pringle (2011), Peter Ball (2012), Adele Crowder (2013), Dorothy Tiedje (2014), Joan Crowe (2015), and James Phipps (2016), and Irwin Brodo (2017).

 
Donald Britton, recipient of FBO's first John Goldie Award in 2007.

Donald Britton, recipient of FBO's first John Goldie Award in 2007.

Irwin Brodo (2017 Goldie Award recipient) leading an FBO trip in Gatineau in 2000.

Irwin Brodo (2017 Goldie Award recipient) leading an FBO trip in Gatineau in 2000.