It is with great pleasure that Flora of PEI team consisting of representatives of Nature PEI, PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre announces the release of the second section of the Online Illustrated Flora of PEI. The new section features the Ferns, Clubmosses, Horsetails, Conifers and Lilies and builds upon the Orchids section released in 2018. It uses visual examples of the plant characteristics to walk an individual through the identification on the various plants. Checklists of each group and a technical text-only key are also available for those that prefer them.
This release was made possible because of a Wildlife Conservation Fund award of $5,555, a grant of $2,500 from the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, donations of $300 from Nature PEI and $500 from the Island Nature Trust and in-kind contributions from ACCDC, Nature PEI, PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, Island Nature Trust, and PEI Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division.
Over the next few years, it is hoped that the complete Online Illustrated Flora of PEI will be finished. A fund raising campaign is now underway to raise the necessary funds and in-kind support. Anyone wishing to assist should contact Nature PEI at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 902-393-4385. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations and these can be made on-line through Nature PEI or via mail.
Below are examples of the Online Illustrated Flora of PEI.