A quick entry today; Claire is busy with exams, while I continue to wrestle with the web server and the concurrent introduction of our new collections database here at the garden.
Of my two major trips this past autumn, I was late for the autumn colours in Canada’s Rockies and early for the autumn colours in Quebec and New Brunswick. For the latter, there were a few–very few–areas that were approaching peak when I was there in late September, and this hillside outside of Val-Lambert was one of them.
For the interest of local readers, a couple of upcoming lectures you may be interested in. Tonight at 7:30, VanDusen Botanical Garden hosts its Cedar Lecture Series with Chris Czajkowski speaking on “Alpine Plants of Nuk Tessli”. Attentive BPotD readers will note that Chris has contributed photographs to BPotD from time to time,. This is a great opportunity to see a number of Chris’s images at once, complete with accompanying stories (and there are many).
Next week at Monday noon, I’ll be giving my final lecture in UBC’s International Year of Biodiversity series, and ending on an upbeat note with Plants Inspiring Technology.