February 26, 2012 (Sunday).
- Patrick's Point Day Hike.
Mosses and ferns are
thriving in February. We will see 9 species of fern, a spikemoss
(Selaginella), and various mosses. We will analyze the coastal bluff
vegetation, much of it evergreen, as a planting plan for bank
stabilization. We will see Bishop pine, two species of angelica, three
of plantain, and look for an early bloom of milkmaid, skunk cabbage, or
black trailing currant. We will walk 2-4 miles on the level, beautiful
trails in this state park, being sure to pass through the native plant
garden. Bring lunch and water; dress for a day outside. Meet at 9:00
a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or 9:30 at the
visitor center in Patrick's Point State Park. If you don't want to
support State Parks with your $8 park entrance fee, park outside and
walk in or join another car. Information: Carol Ralph 822-2015
March 14, 2012 (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m.
- "Touting Trillium-Woodland and Shade
Russell and Yvonne Graham will cover lore, myths,
terminology, propagation, culture, companions, and more. They have grown
trilliums and other specialty woodland perennials, both native and
exotic, since moving to their property in 1972. They operated a mail
order nursery emphasizing native perennials for 25 years from their
location near Salem, in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th & Union, refreshments at
March 24, 2012 (Saturday).
- Willows at the Blue Lake Fish Hatchery, Day Trip.
Besides fish and birds the hatchery has wonderful thickets of deciduous
shrubbery, including ....willows! We will study them, cottonwoods, other
shrubs, and anything else that catches our fancy along informal trails
through this riparian habitat along the Mad River. If we have time, we
might then walk along the riverside dike from the bridge or go look at
willows at the Pump Station Park on Warren Creek Rd. Bring lunch and
water; dress for the weather. Meet at 9 a.m. at Pacific Union School
(3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or 9:20 at the hatchery in Blue Lake.
Information: Carol Ralph 822-2015
Summer 2011 edition of "Darlingtonia" (chapter newsletter) now available for
download (PDF 2.0 MB)
Greg Jennings Endowment at HSU
"After the untimely passing of our dear friend and colleague Greg Jennings,
his father and uncle established an endowment at Humboldt State University.
The purpose of the endowment is to commemorate Greg's work and interest in
botanical research, and to provide a source of funds to other graduate students
whose research rises to the surface in order that they may present their
research at professional meetings and conferences. The presentation of
research to peers is considered a critical step in illuminating one's efforts
and also tests the research by opening it up to debate and scrutiny.
" (Lynda Roush). The first recipient, Tara Fulgenzi, a graduate student, was named at
the Botany Awards program on May 1, 2009.
HSU Biological Sciences scholorships and awards
web page |
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See your name published! Volunteer authors needed for the Redwood Field
Guide project. Volunteers should be comfortable using the Jepson Manual. A
template is provided for writing. Contact Kim, khaylersbcglobal.net.
"What makes a plant 'native'? "North Coast CNPS conservation chair
Jen Kalt answers this question and explains the value of native plants
published 6-15-05 in the "Eureka Reporter" newspaper.
Read Liz McGee's article on the
of the North Coast Chapter that was printed in the April 2003 issue
of Fremontia. [2-14-04]
Lets explore the willows! Here are a couple of attempts to
distinguish between our local species: a
and a table. Suggestions and
contributions are most welcome.[3-28-03]