Botany for Birders and Butterfliers


Botany for Birders and Butterfliers

Botany anyone? Feel free to post your images and discussions about Maritime flora here. Knowing more about botany is naturally an asset for any naturalist and will definitely help with both Birding and Butterflying (and more), as well as helping to deepen one's appreciation for our natural surroundings. I am no expert botanist, but I know there are many folks here that will certainly help narrow down some of the IDs and we have contacts that can help solve many floral mysteries...

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Wild Golden Yellow poppys( ESCHSCHIZIA CALIFORNICA August 24,2016

Started by Tom Finck. Last reply by Christopher J. Kennedy on Thursday. 3 Replies

Moncton=in our wild flower patchContinue

Blooming in the snow November 28,2016

Started by Tom Finck. Last reply by Tom Finck Dec 1, 2016. 2 Replies


Flowers in November, 11/22/16

Started by Rod Lutes. Last reply by Tom Finck Nov 23, 2016. 1 Reply

Following on Tom Finck's posts from Monday, I walked around the garden yesterday to see what is still blooming.  Here is what I found.Rose - one of several still blooming…Continue

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Comment by Robert Shortall on January 14, 2016 at 4:48pm

I give porcupines free range on my woodlots. I think that where they chew the bark and the odd time kill a lot if not all the tree, that insect will come and that is food for the woodpecker population on the woodlot. Any opinions on this theory?

Comment by Robert Shortall on January 14, 2016 at 4:43pm

Comment by Joanne Savage on July 4, 2014 at 9:27pm

I think you are correct Debbie. I was perplexed for a while re Yellow Rattlebox on a birding outing with a friend but she has a simple to use flower book in her vehicle [an Audubon that has flowers in divisions of colour; ID was easy-peasy. No doubt, with that book there are many species not included and one cannot see the structure of the whole plant, but no coding was necessary.

Comment by Deb M on July 4, 2014 at 9:16pm

I don't see where to post as a discussion...

I figured it out though. It's Comfrey!

Comment by Ken MacIntosh on July 4, 2014 at 9:14pm

Hi Debbie, The best guess I have for you is Monkey Flower (Mimulus ringens) but I'm not sure from your photo if that is close. Does it have square stems? Maybe you could repost this as a discussion, as I don't see a way for people to reply to your comment. Let me know what you think of these images.

Comment by Deb M on July 2, 2014 at 9:25pm

For three years I've been trying to find out what this bush/flower is. It grows at least to my waist, flowers into these purple bell-like blossoms and then spreads out ...collapses. Like something big fell into the center of it. And then another one grows. Help!

Comment by Gordon Rattray on July 2, 2014 at 5:42pm

Here are two water Lilies.

Fragrant Water-lily, Nymphaea odorata  Sackville June 27  White.

Yellow Pond-lily, Nuphar variegate Albert Mines July 1

Comment by Grant Milroy on July 3, 2013 at 3:39pm

how does one post images to the botany for birders group?

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on June 10, 2012 at 4:08pm

Ron, thank you for your post! I have copy/pasted your post verbatim into a new PAGE, which can be accessed via the "pages" list on this group page just under the list of members of this group.

Comment by Ron Arsenault (Halifax, N.S.) on June 10, 2012 at 3:57pm

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Here are three PDF files listing the plants of NB by their English, French and scientific names. Also included is the S rank for the majority of the plants ( the "S" rank is a ranking of the plant based upon its abundance/scarcity; see the files for an explanation).

Hope you find the links useful.



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