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Non-technical Presentations and Talks on Geology and Wildflowers by Andy Fyon



Alpine Wildflowers

Yukon Wildflowers

Giant Hogweed

Sudbury Wildflowers


Plant List

Selection by Colour

Flowering period

Waste area wildflowers

Wildflower Meadows

Wildflowers of deciduous and coniferous forests

Wildflowers and plants in wet areas (lakes, bogs, beaches)


Flowering Shrubs

Wildflowers and slide shows from other geographic areas: Bearskin Lake First Nation, Marten Falls First Nation, North Spirit Lake First Nation, Eabametoong First Nation, Webequie First Nation

Other "Plants"

Mushrooms + Fungi

Moss & lichen


Burwash Scenery

Seasonal images of Burwash (Spring, summer, fall, winter)

Burwash Area Images

Local Wildlife

Birds, Animals, Amphibians, Reptiles, Insects, Butterflies, Scats and Tracks

Manitoulin Wildflowers

Manitoulin Alvar Types and Wildflowers

Shore alvar flowering plants

Open alvar pavement flowering plants

Grassland alvar flowering plants

Alvar Woodland flowering plants

Sand dune and beach plants

Items for Sale

Store - wildflower products + services

Wildflower Tours

Wildflower Note Cards

Wildflower Fridge Magnet

Wildflower Prints

Stock Images or Images for Personal and Commercial Use

Wildflower Identification Sheets

Alvar Wildflower Posters


Public Presentations on Geology and Wildflowers

Other Information


Invasive Plants

Plant Hardiness Map

Favorite Links

Reference Books

Guest Comments

Copyright Notice

Site Changes

I am available to deliver non-technical presentations to general audiences and nature groups on wildflowers, the relationship between wildflowers, flowering plants and geology, and the relationship between geology and society.  Examples of these illustrated presentations are available for review.  Contact me for details.

The PowerPoint presentations on this website are web optimized, but are still large.
Some pages and enhancements have been removed from the web version.

CAUTION - Culinary and medicinal use of plants

To ensure the safety of my audiences, I do not discuss culinary or medicinal uses of plants. I may include information about medicinal of culinary uses of plants for historical and cultural interest, but Andy's Northern Ontario Wildflowers does not encourage, recommend, promote, or endorse any folk remedies, cooking practices, or various uses of any plant described on this web site. Many plants are toxic or can cause unpleasant or adverse reactions if used or encountered carelessly.


I am not a professional botanist. Wildflower photography is my hobby. I have tried my best to correctly identify the plants. If there is an error, please let me know.



Planned and past presentations on geology and wildflowers by Andy Fyon


April 15/12: Parry Sound Nature Club, Title: Wild Rocks and Wildflowers - Geology and Wildflowers of Sudbury-Parry Sound-Manitoulin Area.; 7 PM, West Parry Sound Museum; contact: Josef Bossart at

August 14, 2012: Misery Bay Provincial Park: Title - Manitoulin Geology, People, and Plants. 1:30 PM, Interpretative Centre; contact: Gaynor Orford.


October 1, 2010: Laurentian University, Department of Earth Science; Life on the Rocks - Geology and Plants - Are They Connected?; 12:00 (noon), Willet Green Miller Centre, Laurentian University.

August 24, 2010: Friends of Misery Bay, starts 1:30 PM at the Centre Building, Misery Bay; Life on, and in, the Rocks: Manitoulin Island Geology and Flowering Plants; 3 billion year geological history of Manitoulin Island and the relationship between that history and plants, ancient people, and possible other topics of societal interest. Contact Tom Moore at or or This talk was given jointly with Derek Armstrong (Geoscientist, Ontario Geological Survey).  A walk followed the talk.

February 4, 2010: Spanish and District Horticultural Society,  7 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion  in Spanish: "Alien Plants Of The Third Kind" (modified after the January 19/10 Massey Nature Study Group). Contact Fran Lemire at

January 19, 2010: Massey  Nature Study Group; 7:30 PM, Massey & Township Public Library: "Alien Plants Of The Third Kind" (modified after the October 13/09 Penokean Hills presentation). Contact: Oliver Coburn at (705) 865 -1411.


October 13, 2009: Penokean Hills Field Naturalists, Elliot Lake, Moose Hall, 7 PM: Alien (Plant) Encounters of the Third Kind - Geology and Flowering Plants; Contact Marg Reckahn at

September 30, 2009: Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Red Lake meeting: Life on the Rocks: Geology and Flowering Plants

June 5 + 6, 2009: Manitoulin Nature Club: Life on the Rocks: Manitoulin Geology and Flowering Plants. Talk was June 5 (basement of St. Francis Assisi Anglican Church in Mindemoya) and the walk was June 6.  Contact was Lynda Lee:

May 12, 2009: The Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society, Naughton Community Centre, 7:30 PM: Title: "Life on the Rocks: Geology and Flowering Plants (With a British Columbia and Yukon Twist)". Contact Ruth Debicki at

May 11, 2009: 7 PM: "Life on the Rocks: Geology and Flowering Plants". Espanola Horticultural Society; Queensway Pentecostal Church, northeast corner of the main street (Highway 6) and Queensway Ave.

May 9, 2009, 2 PM: "Life on the Rocks: Geology and Flowering Plants". Going Green Garden Show, Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre, 275 Steamship Bay Road, Gravenhurst. Contact Ann or Sue at:

April 20, 2009: "Life on the Rocks: Geology and Wildflowers". Sprucedale & District Horticultural Society. Starts 7:30 PM, Emsdale Community Centre. Contact: Doris Villemaire - email available on their web site.


February 12, 2008: Sault Naturalists, Starts after 6 PM, West Ballroom,  Walker Cisler Center, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.; Title: Life on the Rocks: Geology and Flowering Plants.


August 4/07: Killarney Provincial Park: Earth, Fire and Water: Geology and Flowering Plants; 9 PM start, Killarney Provincial park amphitheater (pdf file size 10 mb).
Earth, Fire, and Water: Geology and Flowering Plants.

April 10/07: Penokean Hills Field Naturalists, Elliot Lake (pdf file size 12 Mb): Earth, Fire and Water: Geology and Flowering Plants.


November 11/06: Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society. (pdf file size 6 Mb): Geology and Wildflowers: Earth, Fire and Water - Some Plant Adaptation Strategies to Survive in the Alpine - Nature's Ultimate Rock Garden.

October 17/06: Massey Naturalists, Massey: "Geology and Wildflowers. Earth, Fire and Water. Relationship between Flowering Plants and Geology on Manitoulin Island"

March 21/06: Sudbury Naturalists, Sudbury: "A wildflower walk from the Rocky Mountain Foothills to the Alpine Zone"


October 30/05: Sudbury Horticultural Society, Sudbury: "Of Fire and Water - Geology and our Native Plants"


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