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Len Mazur has written a report of his recent Darlingtonia work which we will soon be able to feature here.

At the September meeting we will be selling used botanical books to benefit the chapter. If you have books to contribute, or if you can help organize the sale, contact Carol at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 707-822-2015.

May 8th, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Blue Collar Botany

Joey Santore is an artist, railroader, and botanist who has traveled extensively documenting and photographing the flora and plant communities of western North America. He began his journey into botany ten years ago by studying conifers and is currently fascinated with the sunflower family, Asteraceae. Joey will take us to unique botanical destinations in both the United States and Mexico and share his diverse passions for native plants, the mysteries of plant distributions, the genus Hesperocyparis, desert flora, evolutionary radiations, and street tacos. Check out his Instagram @crime_pays_but_botany_doesnt for a collection of his photographs.

Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata
Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m.
April 10th, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Native Plants: the Wild among Us

You may not think of developed or other heavily disturbed areas as good habitat for native plants, but with close observation, surprises abound.  Dr. Eva Begley, author of the recently published Plants of Northern California, A Field Guide to Plants West of the Sierra Nevada, will share some of her finds –from tiny, inconspicuous species to showy, charismatic natives. Dr. Begley has lived in the Sacramento region for 40 years, where she has botanized in suburbia, wildlife areas managed primarily for waterfowl, and agricultural lands, finding an amazing array of native species.  She will also discuss easy steps everyone can take to help native plants thrive in such places.  Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata
Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m.
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