nemaska so far

I moved to Nemaska, Quebec for the Summer on May 13th, 2018. Here are some photos of my trip thus far. above is my bedroom. it has 40 spider-man stickers and a tasteful spider-man boarder for decoration. above is me: one month in, two more to go. this photo is from my first off-reserve trip…

craving spring

I am craving spring. The holidays were over a month ago, the snow keeps on falling, I want to go for a run without a bitter cold breeze. Freezing rain. Shovelling and walking to the bus stop are the only activities I do outdoors. I get like this every February. I want to spend more…

my id guides

Due to an unfortunate processing error, WordPress has deleted over 100 of my photos. I apologize for any inconvenience. newcomb’s wildflower guide // lawrence newcomb the peterson field guide series: a field guide to the ferns and their related families // boughton cobb the peterson field guide series: a field guide to trees and shrubs…

Ecological Restoration in Duntroon, Ontario

Over the past academic term (May 2017 – August 2017), I was a part of a team of individuals working on an ecological restoration project in Duntroon, Ontario. Duntroon is approximately 12km south of Collingwood, Ontario and 60km north of Orangeville, Ontario. The goal of the project is to find out if moving soil from…

Dense Blazing Star, Liatris spicata

Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) The Dense Blazing Star is one of the thousands of species in the Asteraceae family, and is one of the twenty-seven species in the Liatris genus. This wildflower can be found in moist soils and has many suitable habitats including: fens, wet prairies, swamps, roadsides, fields, and marshy meadows. The…

Shrub Identification Practice

Last week’s focus in my Plants of Ontario course was shrubs! We reviewed terminology specific to shrubs and on a rainy day we went into the lab to learn how to use the Shrubs of Ontario book.¬†All of the plant samples used in this specific lab were hand-picked by one of the instructors earlier in…

Plant ID

Below are some additional plant identifications I did this week using the Newcomb’s Flower Guide and the Shrubs of Ontario guide books. All of these identifications were done in the Ecology Lab and had been pre-picked, meaning I was unable to see the whole specimen.                    …