The Wildflower Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is a province-wide organization primarily interested in the enjoyment of the wildflowers and other plants in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Society has an Indoor Program of guest speakers as well as an Outdoor Program. Regular Society meetings are held at the Memorial University Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road in St. John’s, on the First Wednesday of each month from October to May, beginning, at 7:30 PM. There are no indoor meetings during the summer months but a number of evening walks and an annual weeklong field trip are held (see the Programs page for details). The society also publishes The Sarracenia, a quarterly journal with information about plants in the province and other information of interest to members. As of September 1, 2014 Membership is $15 per year for an Individual or $20 for a Family Membership.An application form can be obtained on the Membership page.

Our Board is listed on the Contact page.


Recent Updates


OCTOBER WILDFLOWER MEETING
 
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
 
MUN Botanical Garden
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Title:  South Africa (2014) Part 1: Flora and Fauna of Botswana
 
presented by: Judy Blakeley & Helen Jones


The 2014 photo page has some new photos.


SCHEDULE OF FUTURE WILDFLOWER WALKS – SPRING/SUMMER 2014
Note that the complete list of walks, including walks already completed is on the Programs Page
Please be advised that dates may be changed depending on blooming times.

July 6 (Sunday) POSTPONED
SHOE COVE TRAIL, Pouch Cove led by Ed Hayden. Meet at Cape Town Convenience Portugal Cove Highway (left hand side of the road) at 10:00 a.m. Highlight- Ragged robin. Ed can be reached at: edhayden.osprey@gmail.com or (h) 738-0358 or cell- 730-8534.

August 6 (Wednesday Regatta Day) POSTPONED
Beaver Pond Trail or Old Petty Harbour Road Trail l
ed by Roger White. Meet time and place to be determined. Roger can be reached at: roger@mun.ca or 753-7904.


Saturday, September 6th, 10:00 a.m.
Wildflower Walk Waterford Valley Trail, & stroll through General Protestant Cemetery
 
Led by:  Glen Ryan & Suzanne Sexty
 
Meeting place:  Start of the Waterford Valley Trail, next to the Dockyard.  We will proceed to Symes Bridge.  Following this, Suzanne will then lead a walk to the Cemetery, across Waterford Bridge Road, highlighting some very interesting trees, shrubs, and headstones.
Parking: Two Options

1. Railway Station Museum Parking Lot (not certain if they charge ? ) or,
2. FREE Parking at Waterford River side of Southside Road, approaching the dockyard parking as you head north.
 
Primary species to see:   Canada Goldenrod see image at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nfwildflowers/Yi-1y1GhymM

Important note: If the weather is foul, please contact one of the leaders before heading out:
Glen can be reached at
a.glenryan@gmail.com or 739-6146. Suzanne can be reached at: ssexty@mun.ca or 579-3311.

DETAILS OF END OF THE SEASON BARBECUE/DINNER TO BE DETERMINED AT A LATER DATE.

Late September
Water Street/Duckworth Street Walk
(to be determined)











The Golden Mountains of Central Asia....Alpines of the Tien Shan


On Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 pm, MUN Botanical Garden, we will have a special presentation

Through
collaboration with the NL Rock Garden Society, we are delighted to have Panayoti Kelaidis, director of outreach at the Denver Botanical Garden (he was also the past curator of their alpine collection), give us a talk. 

His talk will be “The Golden Mountains of Central Asia....Alpines of the Tien Shan”. 

Panayoti has spoken around the world, so it promises to be a great presentation.  Please mark the date on your calendar.  We hope you can attend.






The 2014 Society Financial Statement is available on the Annual Financial Reports Page




May Wildflower Meeting,
 
May 7th, 2014 (Wednesday)  at 7:30 p.m
 
MUN Botanical Gardens, Mt. Scio Road
 
Speaker:  Julissa Roncal, Department of Biology MUN
 
Topic;  "For the Love of Palms"






A number of the images shown by Ian Christie in last nights delightful talk can be found in the
International Rock Gardener Number 38 The Scottish Rock Garden Club February 2013 which can be found at the following web link

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Mar011362129867IRG38Feb2013.pdf



APRIL WILDFLOWER MEETING
 
MUN BOTANICAL GARDENS
Wednesday April 2nd, 2014
7:30 p.m.
 
(this meeting will be in conjunction with the Rock Garden Society)
 
GUEST SPEAKER:   Ian Christie
 
TOPIC:  Wildflowers of Scotland





Those who are taking part in this summer’s field trip to St. Pierre and Miquelon might like to read or re-read Howard Clase’s summary of the previous society trip to SPM in 1998. It is in the Fall 1998 Sarracenia, Volume 8 number 2 which can be downloaded from the Sarracenia link on this website.








Members are invited to submit pictures for posting on the website. Photos of wildflowers and other native plants are welcome. Please do not submit photos of people. If you submit a photo it is with the understanding that these photos can be downloaded by anyone visiting the website. For this reason please submit photos as low resolution jpegs no larger than 640 pixels in the largest dimension i.e. either 640X480 for horizontal images or 480X640 for verticals. You can email the photos to Gene Herzberg at gene.herzberg@gmail.com.





There is a
Complete Collection of the Sarracenia on the
new Sarracenia Page.
The issues can be downloaded and are searchable.

Thanks to John Maunder and Howard Clase for scanning the issues and to Gene Herzberg for converting them into searchable versions.