Marian is our Curator of Botany. Her interests in natural history are many and varied. While at Acadia University, she studied meteorology, geomorphology, ornithology as well as botany. It was only when she was offered (and turned down) the chance to study the stomach contents of shorebirds in the Minas Basin, that she discovered her true passion – plants. She feels lucky to have had the chance to work with renowned botanist Albert Roland as he prepared a new edition of his Flora of Nova Scotia. When Roland was unable to see the project to fruition, Marian rewrote it for a popular audience. It was published by the Nova Scotia Museum in 1998.