For March’s Botany Blast, we will be exploring flowering shrubs!
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!
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 email@example.com for more information.
Every 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!