Be ready for early flowering shubs!

For March’s Botany Blast, we will be exploring flowering shrubs!

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For March’s Botany Blast, we will be exploring flowering shrubs!  The shrubs that bloom in late April and early May go into the winter with their blossoms completely developed. When floral branches of these species are harvesting in February and given warmth and food the buds begin to flush and expand.  Willows, hazelnut, hollies, sweet gale, sweet fern, red berried elder, pin cherry, are a few of the species that have responded to this treatment.

Join us from 11 am to 3 pm next Wednesday, March 20 in Room 27 of Bailey Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus to catch a breath of spring and figure out how to tell these local beauties apart! amelanchier sp1.jpg

Violet identification

In New Brunswick violets are some of our earliest flowering wildflowers.  We gathered today for a review of some key characters used to identify violets, and thought we would share the resources!

A presentation showing key characteristics for identifying violets

A booklet by NB Botany Club for identifying violets in New Brunswick, including a key  and descriptors NBVioletidentification

UNB offering vascular plant course this summer!

UNB’s College of Extended Learning is offering Biol 1846, Introduction to the Vascular Plants of New Brunswick this summer (August 19-25).   It is an intensive course in identifying trees, ferns, grasses and  wildflowers  commonly found in New Brunswick and is led by botanist Gart Bishop.

Contact the College at 506-451-6824 or celcourseadm@unb.ca for more information.

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2016 Plant ID meet-ups

Have a pressed plant you’d like to identify?

Want to learn how to use various wild flower guides or floras?

Join fellow plant enthusiasts at the Connell Herbarium in Fredericton in Room 13 of the Bailey Building at UNB — beginners and experts welcome. No costs involved.

We meet on the 3rd WEDNESDAY of each month from 11:00 – 3:00.

Here are the dates of our planned sessions for 2016:

  • Feb 17,March 16, April 20,
  • May 18, June 15,July 20,
  • Aug 17,Sept 21,Oct 19,
  • Nov16, Dec 21.

Plant ID Workshops

workshopDec16_2015Every third Wednesday of the month, the Friends of the Connell Memorial Herbarium host a plant identification workshop to encourage interest in local botany.  The sessions are held  in the Biology (Bailey) Building at UNB, starting at 11 am and running until 3 pm.     Attended by beginners and experts alike, these meet-ups are great places to learn about the plants in your own backyard, access resources such as our library and specimen collection, and scheme about botanical expeditions.  In addition, you may be able to help the Herbarium with specimens waiting to be accepted into our collections.

This month we’re tackling some difficult graminoides!

See you at the next meeting on January 20, 2017!

A great opportunity to learn or practice the art of plant identification. Everyone is welcome.
A great opportunity to learn or practice the art of plant identification. Everyone is welcome.