The Pender Island Field Naturalists will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday April 15 starting at 11:00 am in the Lounge at the Community Hall. At the meeting, Directors will be elected for the next two-year period and reports on the activities and finances of the organization will be presented. In conjunction with the AGM we will hold our first Botany Challenge where members will have to identify a number of, mostly native, plants that grow on Pender. The winners will receive special prizes from Pender Chocolates.
As a teaser for the Botany Challenge we have included a photo of a native plant which will be one that members will try to identify. It grows in open well drained coniferous forests. The plant is described in some books as an aromatic, inconspicuously hairy, perennial herb. The stems are prostrate less than 1 meter long and the leaves are as shown in the photo. Can you guess what it is?