Forest in New Brunswick

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.

Forest in New Brunswick

13 responses to “Forest in New Brunswick”

  1. CherriesWalks

    Wow! We really don’t have the same forests over here in Switzerland. I do love your huuuuge trees in North America. I imagine they are without leaves right now with crispy fresh snow on the ground, ahhh, enjoy them in all seasons!

  2. CaroleM

    Lovely photograph. I really do enjoy the beauty and knowledge. Thank you.

  3. Connie

    This is one of the things I missed the mist when I lived in Southern California- amazing fall colors! I live in Maryland now, inland about 40 miles from the Chesapeake Bay. It turns out that the Eastern Hardwood Forests are our best hope for cleaning the bay.

  4. Hope Leeson

    Dear Daniel, Would it be at all possible for you to put your lecture on Plants Inspiring Technology on the Botany Photo of the Day site, so that those of us not able to attend (I’m in Rhode Island), could be further inspired by your work and words?
    Thank you for all you do,

  5. ana in Montreal

    The new collection database, eh!? Out here at the MTL botanical garden were working with BGbase…good luck setting it up, it takes a while!

  6. quin

    I second Hope’s request……

  7. Bill Parker

    What member of the Sapindaceae do we find in New Brunswick’s forests?

  8. Eric La Fountaine

    Bill, much of the colour in the photo is found on the Acer species (maples), which are in Sapindaceae. Aesculus species have recently been assigned to Sapindaceae, and might be found in that area.
    List of Genera in SAPINDACEAE

  9. Daniel Mosquin

    Re: the presentation — probably not, though you’ll get a few of the images and commentary through BPotD when we do the next series of images on “biodiversity inspirations”. Unfortunately, I don’t really have the tools to make the process of capturing a live presentation to deliver to an online audience an easy one.
    Re: collections database — BG-Base would have been nice, but we’ve instead opted to go with Bauble, which is open-source. We’ve been helping to support the developer, so it’s a way to make the software more robust for anyone who considers it.
    Thanks, Eric, re: Sapindaceae.

  10. elizabeth a airhart

    may i make a small suggestion
    ubc can be found on you tube plus other films from people
    who visit the gardens – the staff looks just fine so do the gardens.
    the un year on biodeversity has been so intersting i look forward to 2111.
    i saw old autum in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence
    listening to silence – thomas hood -i love our big trees in america also

  11. Michael F

    Looks like there may also be some Betula (Betulaceae) in there.

  12. Eric Simpson

    Oh, so that’s what fall colors look like! Here is San Diego County, the chapparal and sage-scrub mark the seasons by cycling from greenish-gray to grayish-green and back;-)

  13. Ana in Montreal

    Re: collections database: Bauble seems an interesting option. Thanks for the info!

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