Encouraging the appreciation, observation, study, conservation and protection of all components of the natural world.

© Jeff Thompson


Botany field trips take place in spring and summer at natural areas in and around Calgary.

The annual May Species Count for flowering plants occurs over the long weekend in May. Information on locations, how to participate, and obtaining a checklist is available in the weeks leading up to the count each spring.

 May Count 2013 Brochure.

To help identify plants commonly found in the Calgary area, see our photo galleries and checklists. Currently available are Early Spring (April to mid-May) and Late Spring (late-May to June).

There are several Alberta groups with a focus on botany that offer workshops, publications and other resources: