The Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society

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NOTE: Meetings are normally held at the Evergreen Center, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph (ON) starting at 7:15 p.m.

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Program 2008

Dec  ANNUAL MEMBERS' NIGHT
Nov
Oct
Sept
summer break
June Annual General Meeting
May Plant Sale at Guelph Farmer's Market
April
Mar 19 SEED WORKSHOP focus on ferns and ephemerals
Feb 20 Native Woody Plants & the Elm Recovery Project Sean Fox, Arboretum Naturalist
Jan 16 Surprise Guest! TBA

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Program 2007

Dec  ANNUAL MEMBERS' NIGHT Members bring their own botanical slides
Nov 21 TBA
Oct 17 Tour of U of G's Biodiversity Institute F. Ross Hallett
Sept 19 Fern Identification & Spore Propagation Allan Anderson, co-author of Flora of Wellington County
summer break
June 20 Annual General Meeting/BBQ Event @ Allan Anderson's
May 26 Plant Sale at Guelph Farmer's Market: More than $800 collected! Plant Sale at Guelph Farmer's Market
April 18 Seed Collecting, Cleaning & Storage Ann Ironside, Master Gardener
Mar 21 SEED WORKSHOP - Spring Ephemerals & Ferns Bovey Building, University of Guelph
Feb 22 Urban Landscapes Mathis Natvik
Jan 17 Seed Cleaning Techniques Ann Ironside, Master Gardener

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Program 2006

Dec 20 ANNUAL MEMBERS' NIGHT
Nov 15  Native Fern Slide Show Walter Muma
Oct 18 Tallgrass & oak savanna garden restoration Graham Buck
Sept 20 Bog Plants Dr. Bill McIllveen
summer break
June 21 Annual General Meeting/BBQ Event @ Brisson House
May 27 Plant Sale at Guelph Farmer's Market Plant Sale at Guelph Farmer's Market
April 17 Wildflower Picture Show Walter Muma
Mar 15 SEED WORKSHOP - Plants for Hummingbirds Potting Shed, Botany Greenhouse
Feb 15 Botanical Slide Show - CANCELLED due to CUPE strike Bill McIlveen, former MOE & local Naturalist
Jan 18 Botanizing the Bruce Beth Kummling, Exec. Director of Bruce Trail Association

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Program 2005

Dec 21 ANNUAL MEMBERS' NIGHT
Nov 16 Roots & Shoots in Wellington County Jane Goodall, Founder of Roots & Shoots
Oct 19 Green Roofs Brian Roth, Landscape Architect
Sept 21 Wellington County Stewardship Larry Halyk, Local Stewardship Coordinator
summer break
June 21 Annual General Meeting/BBQ Event
May 28 Plant Sale at Guelph Farmer's Market Plant Sale at Guelph Farmer's Market
April 20 Ginseng Dr. John Proctor, University of Guelph
Mar 16 SEED WORKSHOP Potting Shed, Botany Greenhouse
Feb 16 Management of GRCA Forests Virginia Gauley, GRCA
Jan 19 Tree & Weed Issues John Benham, Tree & Weed Inspector for Wellington

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Program 2004

Dec  ANNUAL MEMBERS' NIGHT
Nov 17 Bee Pollination Jim Dyer, University of Guelph
Oct 
Sept 15 About the Nature Conservancy of Canada Representative of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (TBD)
summer break
June 16 Annual General Meeting/BBQ Event
May 23 Plant Sale at Guelph Farmer's Market
April 19 Carnivorous Plants Dr. Bill McIllveen, Naturalist
Mar 18 Seed Workshop potting shed of the Botany greenhouse, University of Guelph
Feb 18 Naturalization of a Union Gas Property Jeff Thompson, Nursery Manager & Ecological Consultant
Jan 21 How to Build a Pond in a Day Reinhard Krampitz, Landscape Designer

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Program 2003

Dec 17 ANNUAL MEMBERS' NIGHT
Nov 19 Sustainable Gardening Brad Peterson, OALA
Oct 15 Germination of Hard-to-grow Native Plants Paul Shepherd, Owner & Operator of Grand Moraine Nursery
Sept 17 Plant Identification using Newcombe Allan  Anderson & Carole Ann Lacroix
summer break
June 18 Annual General Meeting: W-WWS BBQ at Krampitz Residence
May 24

May 11 & 18

Plant Sale at Guelph Farmer's Market

Little Tract Biological Inventory

Grossed more than $1,000!

Various volunteers participated

April 16 The History of Herbal Medicine Carole Ann Lacroix, Botanist & Herbarium Curator at the University of Guelph
Mar 18 Seed Workshop Various volunteers participated
Feb 19 Butterflies & Their Host Plants Bill MacIllveen, Botanist & Field Naturalist
Jan 15 Restoration of the American Chestnut John Gerrath, University of Guelph

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Program Schedule 2002

Dec 18 ANNUAL MEMBERS' NIGHT bring 10 - 20 of your favourite wildlflower slides and give us a show!
Nov 13 Stewarding Clear Creek Forest Graham Buck, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Oct 16 Propagating Native Plants Allan Anderson, Naturalist & Orchid Expert
Sept 18 Red Cloud Cemetery - Restoration of a Rice Lake Plains Jewel Larry Lamb, Professor of Botany, University of Waterloo
summer break
June 19 Annual General Meeting
May 19 Plant Sale at Farmer's Market
April 18 The Dirt on Purple Loosestrife Carole Ann Lacroix, Herbarium Curator and MSc Candidate, University of Guelph
Mar 20 The Challenge of Biodiversity Information Ross Hallett, Professor of Physics, University of Guelph
Feb 13 Wild Hyacinth and the Erie Islands John Ambrose, Professor of Botany & Restoration Ecology
Jan 16 Gardening with Native Shrubs, Part II Glen Lumis, Professor of Horticulture,  University of Guelph

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Program Schedule 2001

Dec 19 MEMBERS' NIGHT bring 10 - 20 of your favourite wildlflower slides and give us a show!
Nov 14 Orchids of Ontario Allan Anderson, Botanist & Naturalist
Oct 17 Gardening with Native Shrubs, Part I Glen Lumis, Professor of Horticulture,  University of Guelph
Sept 19 The Transition from Exotic to Native Plant Gardening Paul Shepherd, Manager of Grand Moraine Growers
summer break
June  Annual General Meeting / Barbecue at the Frank's property
May 19 Plant Sale at Farmer's Market coordinated by Carole Ann & Rachel Mahrer
April 18 Purple Loosestrife: Friend or Foe? Carole Ann Lacroix
Mar  Native Seed Workshop
Feb 21 Landscaping with Native Trees Glen Lumis, Professor of Horticulture at the University of Guelph
Jan 17 The Use of Mycorrhizas to Enhance Plant Growth Vanessa Turner and Megan Andrews, University of Guelph

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Program Schedule 2000

Dec 20 MEMBERS' NIGHT Members present their favourite slides + fun & festivities
Nov 15 The Flora of Iceland Mary-Beverley Burton
Oct 18 Ontario Tree Altas Project Rob Guthrie, Project Co-ordinator
Sept 20 Niagara Escarpment Ancient Trees Project Pete Kelly, Cliff Ecology Research Lab
summer break
June 21 Annual General Meeting 
May 11 Plant Sale at Farmer's Market Various volunteers
April 19 Medicinal Plants Colleen Simmons
Mar 15 Oak Savanna and Woodland Graham Buck
Feb 16 The Ecology of Lakeside Daisy ??

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Program Schedule 1999

Dec 15 MEMBERS' NIGHT Members present their favourite slides + fun & festivities
Nov 17 The Effects the Non-Native White Mulberry is Having on on the Rare, Native Red Mulberry Kevin Burgess, PhD student, University of Guelph
Oct 27 Schoolyard Naturalization Henry Kock, University of Guelph Arboretum
Sept 15 Important Plants in History (Plants & Human Use) Dr. Usher Posluszny, Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Guelph
summer break
June 16 Annual General Meeting & Walk in the Arboretum (U of G) (name change to Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society approved; Dogtooth to be newsletter name).
May 29 Walk / Plant Inventory in Little Tract (Guelph) This trip was led by the Guelph Field Naturalists
May 15 Plant Sale at Farmer's Market We grossed $1663.40 - our best profit to date!!
April 22 Restoring Paradise:  Efforts to Restore Cootes Paradise in Hamilton Tyler Smith, Restoration Ecologist, Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton
Mar 17 Tallgrass Prairies of North America Dr. Larry Lamb, Biologist & Naturalist, University of Waterloo
Feb 23 Linking Plant & Fungal Diversity Dr. John Klironomos, Mycologist & Ecologist, University of Guelph
Jan 20 The History of Herbalism Janice Canning, local herbalist

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Program Schedule 1998

Dec 16 Members' Night Members present their favourite slides
Nov 18 Fascinating Flora of Huron County Todd Farell, botanist & naturalist
Oct 21 Creative strategies for getting rid of your lawn Lorraine Johnson, botanist, author & president of Canadian Wildflower Society
Sept 16 Landscaping with Prairie Wildflowers Wildflower Farm Manager

summer break

Jun 17 Open Executive Meeting at Latino's Restaurant on Cork St. (Guelph)
May 20 Propagating & Growing Orchids Carla Zelmer, orchid expert & PhD student in Botany
May 3 Woodland Spring Ephemerals in Oakville woodland Leader:  Don Scallen
Apr 15 Restoring & Creating Natural Habitats at the Zoo Dr. John Ambrose, Metro Toronto Zoo
Mar 18 Everything you ever wanted to know about goldenrods and asters Dr. John Semple, Plant Biologist, Waterloo University
Feb 18 Old growth forests of the Niagara Escarpment & on cliffs around the world Dr. Doug Larson, Cliff Ecology Research Group, University of Guelph
Jan 21 Restoration & Naturalization in Your Garden and Beyond Dan Kraus, Ecologist with ESP and manager of the Limestone Creek Nursery

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Program Schedule 1997

Dec 18 Members' Night Members present their favourite slides
Nov 18 A Wildflower Parade Hank Hedges, Naturalist, Professor and Author
Oct 16 Growing Native Plants and their role in Native North American Culture Ken Parker, Owner of Sweet Grass Gardens
Sept 18 Restoration and management of parks in N.Y.C. Brian Roth, Landscape Architect and Ecologist

summer break

Jun 21 Visit to Sweet Grass Gardens Nursery hosted by Ken Parker, Owner & Manager
Jun 18 Guided walk in the Arboretum & Annual General Meeting walk led by Carole Ann Lacroix
May 31 NATIVE PLANT SALE 8 am - noon at the Guelph Market, Guelph, ON
May 14 How anyone can learn to draw nature Todd Fell, Landscape Architect
Apr 23 Native seed exchange workshop hosted by Carole Ann Lacroix, Assistant Curator of the University of Guelph's Herbarium
Mar 19 Beads, Rattles and Woodsmoke Jack Lord, Naturalist at the Royal Botanical Gardens
Feb 19 Factors affecting the restoration of floodplains Jim Dougan, Environmental Consultant
Jan 15 A tour of Ontario's alvars and their inhabitants Claudia Schaefer, Botanist and Ecologist

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Program Schedule 1996

Dec 17 MEMBERS NIGHT! Bring slides of your favourite wildflowers, natural areas, etc. to show the group
Nov 12 Ecosystem Land Classification and unique habitats in southern Ontario Harold Lee, Senior Ecologist with the Minstry of Natural Resources (Ont)
Oct 15 Carolinian Forests in Canada - an endangered habitat Doug Van Hemessen, Ecologist
Sept 28 Cdn Wildflower Society, National Group ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING hosted by the Dogtooth Chapter at the Arboretum Center starting at 10 am
Sept 17 The Ontario Tree Atlas Project and tree identification in general Rob Guthrie, Co-ordinator

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