FBO holds about 20 field trips each year, typically from May to October. We also hold workshops which focus on specialized identification skills (e.g., winter twigs, etc.) or particularly vexing plant groups (there are many!). FBO conceives "field botany" in an expanded sense - many trips focus on bryophytes, lichens, and fungi. Take a look at our 2017 field trip list to learn more. Thanks to all our members (and their guests) for another successful field season!
The trip list for the coming season is distributed to members by mail in mid-April or so. The maximum number of participants per trip ranges from 12 to 22, so make sure to send back your registration form as soon as possible to reserve a spot (otherwise you'll end up on the waiting list). The appropriate receiving address will be indicated on the trip registration form. Trips are usually $15, and cheques will be cashed unless you notify us of your cancellation at least 2 weeks in advance of the trip date. Our aim is to eliminate the need to refund cheques, and to allow members on the waiting list an opportunity to participate.
If you are interested in leading a trip, know a botanically interesting place you would like the FBO to visit, or have any trip-related questions, please email our trip coordinators Sarah Mainguy, Natalie Dunn, and Jessica Consiglio at email@example.com.
2018 Field Trips