September 2008 – The Local Scoop

Excursion to Arthur Langford Nature Reserve,
Jackson Gunn Old Growth Forest & Restoration Site
Saturday September 20, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Come see ecologically rich Carolinian forest & wetlands containing rare flora and fauna located in Norfolk county.
A guided tour by Peter Carson and Mary Gartshore of Pterophylla Native Plant Nursery.
Both are extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to numerous conservation initiatives.
Travel in a comfortable bus with like minded naturalists.
8:00 a.m. Sharp Bus leaving Wilson Subway Station Parking Lot
(entrance to parking lot off of Wilson Heights Blvd. Free parking)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tours include Arthur Langford Nature Reserve (www.lpblt.on.ca)
Jackson Gunn Old Growth Forest & Restoration Site
7:00 p.m. (approximately) returning to Wilson Station
Bring your lunch, beverages & appropriate footwear.
$58.00 for NANPS members / $68.00 for non members (prices include a gas surcharge)
Attention Students: $35.00 Student Special (please note: limited number of reserved spaces)
No Smoking bus. Non refundable. Bus has onboard bathroom. Seating is limited.
Order tickets now at:
excursions@nanps.org
www.nanps.org
Voicemail 416-631-4438
NANPS Annual General Meeting
Toronto Botanical Gardens
(formerly known as Edwards Gardens)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Click here for map.
We invite interested members to serve on the Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about governance, operations and management and influence NANPS’s direction and programming in an area becoming more popular and important. Besides, Board experience is a plus on one’s resume.
NANPS Speakers Series – Toronto Botanical Gardens
November 25, 2008
Invasive species of the Toronto area:
What and where they are
and how we can prevent their spread.
Paul Heydon – Biologist and owner of Grow Wild! Native Plant Nursery.
Gavin Miller – Head botanist for the TRCA.
December 9, 2008
Secret Life of Plants – what goes on in gardens beyond the naked eye.
Martin Galloway – Part-time Natural Science instructor at York University and owner of Chalk Lake Greenhouses (for 35 years +) specializing in perennials and native plants.
January 13, 2009
The Importance of Bees and organisms for monitoring the state of the environment.
Dr. Laurence Packer – Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at York University currently researching bee systematics and taxonomy, conservation genetics, sociobiology, and biodiversity.
February 17, 2009
Gardening Trends over the past 200 years, their influences and how they are in the midst of change today.
Denis Flannigan – Manager of Public Relations for Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association.
Charles Kinsley – Owner and manager of Ontario Native Plants and Ontario Nativeland.
March 17, 2009
GREEN Gardening – A Joint Venture with Nature. Learn how to incorporate native species in the home landscape from a leading industry expert.
Ken Parker – A founder and co-owner of Sweet Grass Gardens – growing, installing and promoting North America native plants since 1992.
April 7, 2009
Native Trees of Southern Ontario: helpful tree identification tips, basic tree physiology, and some personal anecdotes.
Todd Irvine
Arborist and Education Coordinator for LEAF, Todd lectures about trees, leads tree care workshops, and leads tree tours in Toronto.
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