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Asters and Goldenrods of Ontario

Monday, October 23 @ 7:30 pm

Dave Jolly, Senior Instructor and Botanist at EARTHQUEST Biological Field School, will talk about common Ontario asters and goldenrods, and demonstrate field identification techniques based on his recent book.

His book Asters and Goldenrods of Ontario is a compilation of his field skills and knowledge as well as technical guides produced by Dr. John Semple of the University of Waterloo – an Ontario expert on asters and goldenrod.  With 200+ colour photos of 17 species of asters, 17 species of goldenrods, you will find everything you need to know about these plants.

Dave Jolly is an ISA certified arborist, botanist and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry sanctioned Butternut Health Assessor.  He obtained a BSc in Biology from Western University and  a Diploma in Travel and Tourism from Westervelt College in 1993.  He’s been practicing field botany since 1995.  In 1999 he began teaching field botany skills to volunteers and employees through his organization – EARTHQUEST (Canada) for the Environment. 

In 2001 Dave led a research expedition to Nepal in search of medicinal plants in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains and southern Terai region. In 2006 he opened the EARTHQUEST Biological Field School and subsequently has trained over 150 university and college graduates as well as staff from over 35 organizations. 

This will be a hybrid meeting and you can choose to attend either in-person or via Zoom.

To attend via Zoom, register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkfuysqToqE9VUaFBDfoeyEqUQqqiH4Zib

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.