NOCI Fieldtrip Schedule 2003

SATURDAY, MAY 10 - Spring in the Southeast - Crocus, Trailing Arbutus, Three-flowered Avens, Bloodroot.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 - Visit a cedar bog in Woodridge - Yellow Lady's-slippers, Long-bracted Orchid, Ram's Head Lady's-slippers.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 - Brokenhead Wetlands and Belair Provincial Forest - Dragon's Mouth Orchid, Moccasin Flower and many other orchids in this rare and beautiful area.

SATURDAY, JUNE 28 - Summer in the Woodridge area - Showy Lady's-slippers, Small Round-leaved Orchids, Blunt-leaved Orchid, and many other lovely flowers.

SATURDAY, JULY 5 - Agassiz Forest Reserve - Rose Pogonia, Tall Leafy Green Orchid, Loesel's Twayblade, Wood Lilies and more.

SATURDAY, JULY 19 - Fantastic Fringies - Visit Buffalo Point and the Tall Grass Prairie - Small Purple Fringed Orchid and Western Prairie Fringed Orchid.

Bob Joyce is our field-trip co-ordinator.  Please contact Bob at 256-8113 if you would like to join us on one of these trips.  We take a limited number of members to some of the rarer and more delicate habitats, so register early.  There is a charge of $10.00 per adult to cover costs and you will be required to sign a liability waiver.  You must be a member of NOCI to join us on these trips.  Please use your discretion as to whether you are able to participate depending on the degree of difficulty walking.  Bob can advise you.  Most trips are suitable for any healthy adult.  Our trip leaders are all amateur naturalists with field experience.  We cannot guarantee that you will see every plant we mention in bloom, but we can guarantee that you will see many different plants and animals and you will certainly meet interesting people.  Please let Bob know if you have room for extra passengers in your car.  Many of our members do not have a car available to them but would love to join us on field-trips.  As well we will arrange to meet at a place in the city that is on a bus route, before we set off on the field-trip.

Please dress suitably for the weather as we intend to go rain or shine.  Hats and drinking water are strongly recommended.  You will be notified if a trip has to be cancelled for some reason.