June Wildflower Walk
Date & Time:
June 26, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rock Chapel Trailhead
Courses and Programs, Outdoor Adventure
Pre-Registration Required, Ticketed Event
One of RBG’s Courses & Workshops
June is an extraordinary time to witness the beauty of the forest floor. Join RBG’s Taxonomist, Dr. Jim Pringle and Botanist, Nadia Cavallin on a walk in the woods along the Escarpment Trail to explore and discuss the wonderful world of wildflowers, including identification, morphology, and biology.
Fee: $30 + Service Fee.
(Members 10% off*)
Please pre-register before June 16*
About Nadia Cavallin
Herbarium Curator and Field Botanist
Nadia Cavallin is the Field Botanist and Herbarium Curator at Royal Botanical Gardens. Her team keeps track of the plants growing wild at RBG, documenting them with specimens in the herbarium. The Botany team also researches plant-related questions needed to manage RBG’s natural areas for conserving biodiversity, and leads plant identification workshops.
Nadia received her B.Sc. from McGill University, specializing in Biodiversity and Conservation in the School of Environment, and her M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Moncton. After work, Nadia enjoys growing a native plant garden in her small, urban yard and a large vegetable garden in a bigger, borrowed yard.
About Dr. Jim Pringle
Dr. Jim Pringle has completed nearly 59 years of service as the Plant Taxonomist at Royal Botanical Gardens becoming the longest-serving employee at that institution. But it is not simply his long tenure at RBG that makes him an important figure in the field of botany in Ontario. During his career, not only has he made (and very importantly, still making) fundamental discoveries in science, he has been sharing his knowledge with both the scientific community and with amateur botanists alike.
Dr. Pringle has contributed greatly to the field botany community in Ontario, including publishing technical bulletins on the common asters and goldenrods of southern Ontario, the trilliums of Ontario, and also checklists of spontaneous plants at Royal Botanical Gardens.
Dr. Pringle is a world authority on the Gentianaceae (Gentian family), one of the largest families of flowering plants.
The Ontario Field Botanists presented the 2011 John Goldie Award to Jim Pringle in recognition of his combined contributions at all levels of botanical expertise, locally and internationally.
*Pre-Registration is required for all RBG Courses & Workshops, ideally by the date provided to allow the program organizers to best prepare. If the indicated “register by” date has passed, you may still be able to register for the program, provided there is space still available.
More Courses & Workshops
RBG offers courses and workshops for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness. Visit rbg.ca/publicprograms to see this season’s full offering.