Into the Wildflowers

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Event Dates: July 4-9, 2019

Total Cost: 1650.00 CDN

Discover the beauty and diversity of the northern plant world on this botanical tour of the Subarctic. Spring brings successive waves of colour, as boreal and arctic wildflowers carpet the landscape through the long days of summer. With over five hundred species of vascular plants, including eleven orchids, Churchill will challenge and intrigue any botanist. Join us as we explore a range of different  habitats, from lichen-rich taiga woodlands and wet sedge tundra to dunes, fens, heaths and sand beaches. Keep an eye out for caribou, foxes, and the occasional polar bear – Churchill in summer is a photographer’s paradise! You can also hone your plant identification skills with sessions in our in-house herbarium and evening talks on a variety of topics. Also included is a visit to Boreal Projects greenhouse, beluga whale watching on the Churchill River, and a tour of Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site.