Thursday January 16 2019 7:00-9:00pm

Endophytes: The Cryptic Lives of Fungi Within the Leaves of Trees

With Joey Tanney, Pacific Forestry Centre

Virtually all healthy leaves are colonized by fungi that are collectively called endophytes. These fungi are very diverse and include species with complex life histories and a bewildering range of plant hosts. Similar to the human microbiome, endophytes may have a profound effect on plant health, influencing resistance to a variety of stresses such as drought, soil toxicity, and even insect and pathogen attack. This meandering presentation by Joey Tanney will provide insight into the identification and natural history of these ubiquitous yet mysterious fungi — and guarantee that your walks in the forest will never be the same.


Cornett Bldg, Room A121 at the University of Victoria
Suggest using Parking lot #4

Meeting Agenda:
6:45-7:00 Arrive for meeting
7:00-7:30 Announcements, Upcoming Events, Questions about Native Plants
7:30-7:45 Refreshment Break + chatting
7:45-8:45 Presentation by Speaker (includes questions)
8:45-9:00 Plant Raffle!

Cost: Members: FREE (Membership $25/yr)
Non-Members: drop-in by donation
Students: FREE
Notes: $3.50 for parking at UVic

Along with a friend, you are welcome to bring

  • Any and all questions about native plants or native plant gardening for our experienced group of native plant gardeners
  • Loonies/toonies for treats and tea at the refreshment break
  • Box to carry home lots of native plants & seeds available by raffle $1 for 1 ticket or $2 for 3 tickets
  • Travel mug or coffee mug for refreshments
  • Potted and labelled native plants or items of interest for the raffle
  • Some cookies or other shareable treats for 3 free draw tickets!

Who We Are

The Native Plant Study Group is dedicated to learning about the native plants of British Columbia as wild populations and in garden settings, while promoting their use and conservation. Our diverse membership ranges from biologists to hobby gardeners, from horticulturists to plant enthusiasts.
General meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from September to May (except December) and feature a speaker, draw for native plants and discussion.

NPSG Brochure

Many Thanks to our Sustaining Supporters!

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Native Plant Study Group respectfully acknowledges that we meet on the unceded territory of the WSANEC and Lekwungen Peoples. We are a garden group with a strong interest in gardening with native plants for their aesthetic, intrinsic, and conservation values. We gratefully recognize the longstanding stewards of these plants and ecosystems, as well as the cultural significance to them. We encourage a safe and respectful space for everyone to learn along with us in the process of decolonization.