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General Meetings and Presentations

September 2017 Program

CNPS Event September 20, Wednesday, 7pm, Bristlecone Chapter Program: Rock Creek Wildflowers: Exploring a Botanical Paradise Presenters: Cathy Rose and Stephen Ingram. White Mountain Research Center, 3000 East Line Street, Bishop

A spectacular high Sierra Nevada valley is the subject of a new wildflower guide called Rock Creek Wildflowers, published by the California Native Plant Society in 2015. Little Lakes Valley, at the head of Rock Creek Canyon, has been a favorite of flower-lovers, hikers, anglers, climbers, and sight-seers for generations. Author Cathy Rose, and photographer Stephen Ingram, have teamed up on a presentation featuring some of the most interesting plants of the valley, starting at the trailhead at Mosquito Flat and covering the trails to Mono Pass and Morgan Pass.

Cathy Rose, a native Californian, grew up at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, graduated from UC Berkeley, and taught middle school English for 28 years. She studied plants in Yosemite on field trips with renowned botanist Carl Sharsmith and led botanical walks for the National Park Service in the Tioga-Tuolumne Meadows area for 15 years. Stephen Ingram, a local photographer whose images have been used in numerous books, magazines, and calendars, specializes in California plants and landscapes. He studied botany at UC Santa Barbara and wrote Cactus, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada, published by Cachuma Press in 2008.

Rock Creek Wildflowers will be available for purchase at the presentation and is also for sale at local bookstores and visitors centers in Mammoth and Bishop, as well as at Rock Creek Lakes Resort.

For further information contact Michèle Slaton.

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Bristlecone Chapter Board Meetings:

CNPS Event September 13, Wednesday, 6pm: CNPS Bristlecone Chapter Board Meeting

Location: Eastern Sierra Land Trust, 250 N. Fowler, Bishop. All members are welcome.

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