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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ID help requested (answered: Glaux maritima)

Started by Ken MacIntosh. Last reply by Ken MacIntosh Jun 26. 8 Replies

Who recognizes this plant found in a fairly dry sphagnum bog in PEI?…Continue

Cornus alternifolia flower

Started by Rod Lutes Jun 23. 0 Replies

A couple of pics of our native Cornus alternifolia, Alternate-leaved Dogwood.  This is an small understory tree used to part shade or full shade.  The leaves turn a nice reddish/purple in the fall.…Continue

wild flower yellow - ID please JUNE 7,2018

Started by Tom Finck. Last reply by Tom Finck Jun 11. 2 Replies

Moncton - has anyone…Continue

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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.


Comment by Denis A. Doucet on June 9, 2012 at 8:21pm

Chris, until someone starts a "Fungi fun guys and gals" group or reasonable facsimile (no insult intended), feel free to post your images and discussions to this group if you feel it is the most appropriate spot for such...

Comment by Chris Adam on June 9, 2012 at 7:18pm

I hope "botany" includes fungi, 'coz I take many pics of them, and none of them are id'd, except for the only species I know, the Inky Cap.

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on June 9, 2012 at 4:32pm

Joanne, I totally agree and I am glad you feel that way. Woot!

Comment by Joanne Savage on June 9, 2012 at 4:27pm

Denis, what's in a name? There are now many welcome facets ot BirdingNewBrunswick which only enrich a great site. What a spot to learn various aspects of the World of Nature in NB! This is a site,[regardless of experience of posters], in which one can: voice concerns, have questions answered, answer questions, meet friends and learn about/celebrate Flora and Fauna as presented by talented photographers and informed persons.

It's multifaceted and we love it!

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on June 9, 2012 at 3:48pm

Dwayne, I agree, tongue-in-cheek :). It started off with that name (and therefore it is difficult to change the web address-we would need to start the site over from scratch) and we soon realized that it was somewhat limiting in SOME ways, but should not be a major issue, as long as folks realized that birds may well be the number one topic, but that anything nature and NB related should be "fair game" too. Early on, folks were invited by the original site owners to form groups on different topics (such as dragonflies and butterflies) within a week or two of the site's debut and that aspect has not changed; indeed, it's been growing more rapidly recently with the influx of new members and that is a good thing.

Comment by Dwayne Sabine on June 9, 2012 at 3:16pm

Another interesting group. I'm not sure that "BirdingNewBrunswick" is the most appropriate name for this site :)


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