Take a break from the winter weather and learn more about the fascinating array of orchids that are found on PEI with Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre (AC CDC) botanist Colin Chapman. AC CDC has made dozens of exciting botanical discoveries on Prince Edward Island over the last 20 years, including new provincial records of everything from stunning orchids to cryptic sedges! With such an increase in our plant biodiversity knowledge of the Island, we needed an updated flora. To start addressing this need, the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation, Nature PEI, and the AC CDC partnered in the development of the first section of a new online Flora of PEI. Colin Chapman will talk about the first installment: a fully-illustrated online key to the Orchids of PEI, including diagnostic pictures and distribution maps.
Colin is originally from Ottawa, where he made many significant discoveries during biological inventories in the Carolinian and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest zones. He studied at the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto, where he investigated hybridization between Arctic plants.
All are welcome at the Carriage House, Tuesday December 4, 2018 to meet Colin and learn more about our Island orchids. The evening kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with the Nature PEI public meeting, raffle and refreshments. The feature presentation begins at 8:00 p.m.
This event would be suitable for young scientists so please consider inviting younger family members or neighbours who share an interest in nature.
The Carriage House at Beaconsfield is located at the corner of West and Kent St. in Charlottetown.