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.
AGM Banquet and Speaker (Jennifer Doubt): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/field-botanists-of-ontarios-35th-annual-general-meeting-owen-sound-registration-65041895059
September 21 Field Trip - Inglis Falls Bryophytes (Jennifer Doubt): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fbo-agm-trip-exploring-mosses-at-inglis-falls-with-jennifer-doubt-registration-65050951146
September 21 Field Trip - Isaac Lake Macrophytes (Tyler Miller): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fbo-agm-trip-isaac-lake-macrophytes-with-tyler-miller-registration-65053224947
September 22 Field Trip - Neyaashiinigmiing (Jarmo Jalava and Miptoon/Anthony Chegahno): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fbo-agm-trip-neyaashiinigmiing-with-j-jalava-and-miptoon-a-chegahno-registration-65054564955
September 22 Field Trip - Fish Hatchery Forest (Will Van Hemessen): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fbo-agm-trip-fish-hatchery-forest-with-will-van-hemessen-registration-65055058431
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).