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If you would like to join the committee of the Friends please contact the Chair, Ella Grant, for further details
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John Davidson (Botany John) Ben Rinnes Slides 1906

John Davidson

John Davidson (1878–1970), also known as “Botany John,” was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on August 6, 1878.
He was forced to move to a more agreeable climate due to health issues after catching pneumonia, so moved to Vancouver on January 14, 1911, became The Canadian botanist, educator and conservationist who touched many lives through his teachings and public lectures.
His accomplishments include the creation of the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden, the University of British Columbia Herbarium and the Vancouver Natural History Society.
Below are some slides taken on a trip up Ben Rinnes in 1906 (click to open a larger image)

Images © University of British Columbia Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research and City of Vancouver Archives

ben rinnes   Scottish Wildcat   Botany John

ben rinnes   Scottish Wildcat   Botany John

Botany John

Donations Box

The Friends role is now more of a fundraising role than a hands-on role, as we have done what we set out to do in terms of dealing with the scarring of the Ben by installing the path.
As a result we have decided to put a donations box at the start of the walk to the summit.
We hope that once you have enjoyed your walk you may feel that you would like to give a small donation to help us with our on-going maintanence of the path and the revegetation of the damaged areas.
All donations will be gratefully received and can be made as Gift Aid donations.

To find out more about Gift Aid click HERE

Thank you for your support

Posts go in  Posts all aligned  Stretching the wires
trimming the posts  All aligned
The pictures above are of Alan, Ged and Bob replacing the fence at the car park that was pushed over by snow clearing operations.
The fence posts were supplied by the Estate and the fencing wire was re-used.
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