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On the Hunt for Rare Plants in the Woodlands of Southern Ontario
Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Annual General Meeting: NOTE EARLY START TIME OF 7PM
Native Plant Exchange: Before the meeting (unless there’s an early spring and the plant exchange was held in April) please bring plants to the outside of the building to the right of the entrance. This has been a popular event in past, thanks to the generosity of our members. Prior to the Annual Meeting, or during break time, all are welcome to view and share the donated plants.
On the Hunt for Rare Plants in the Woodlands of Southern Ontario– Dr. Jenny McCune
The Presentation: Looking for a rare plant can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. But maybe technology can help. Dr. Jenny McCune has been using computer models to predict where to look for rare plants in southern Ontario forests. Come hear about her adventures heading out into the forests to see if the computer model works, her encounters with colourful local landowners, and some of the unexpected discoveries she made along the way. She’ll also show you some of the spring woodland plants to keep an eye out for in your area.
The Presenter: Dr. Jenny McCune grew up on a farm in Dufferin county, and got her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph. Since then she has worked as an ecologist in the Florida Keys, Catalina Island, and Maryland. She completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia in 2013. Currently she is a postdoctoral fellow at Carleton University in Ottawa.