FBO's 2018 AGM will be held in Orillia at the Orillia Museum of Art and History on Saturday September 8, beginning at 5:30pm. As always, field trips are scheduled for both Saturday September 8 and Sunday September 9. A sign-up sheet for the AGM banquet and associated field trips has been mailed out to all of our current members; please let us know if you have not received it. 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 Irwin Brodo - recipient of the 2017 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).

 
 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.