Field Trips and Events
Saturday, May 4th Woodwardia Canyon on Otay Mountain, San Diego area.
SCB members and their guests are invited to join botanist Jonathan Snapp-Cook and SDSU grad student Josue Campos for a hike up the northwest side of Otay Mountain in BLM's Otay Mountain Wilderness. Otay Mountain provides habitat for many rare plants and animals. We expect to see Mexican flannelbush, Tecate cypress, and other interesting wildflowers.
The hike is strenuous and on uneven terrain. The first half of the hike will be fast-paced so that we will have more time at the upper elevations where the Mexican flannelbush grows. The hike will be about a 7-mile round trip.
Space is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to Jonathan at snappcook AT gmail.com by April 30th to reserve a space and for directions to the meeting location. Please include your cell phone number and how many are in your group. Bring hiking boots, sun protection, long pants, water, snacks, and a lunch. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, May 5th Cushenbury Canyon in San Bernardino National Forest.
Boechera (Brassicaceae) got ya down? Let's check 'em out! Join Botanist Tommy Stoughton for an intrepid voyage on the San Bernardino National Forest at Whiskey Springs Road off highway 18. Located near the mouth of Cushenbury Canyon on the desert north-slopes, this trip is sure to show promise for sights of many of the rare limestone endemic species that the San Bernardino Mountains are famous for, including the federally listed Astragalus albens, Erigeron parishii and Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum, along with several species of the troublesome Boechera in very close sympatry. It should be a real treat to see these and many others at a high elevation desert site! 4-wheel drive unnecessary, but bring at least three liters of water and a lunch for a day out in the sun. Contact Tommy Stoughton at tstoughton AT rsabg.org for more information on this hike, including the meeting time and place.
March 10, 2013, The Second International Salvia Summit
The Second International Salvia Summit will be held at The Huntington from Thursday evening, March 7 through Saturday, March 9, 2013, with field trips on Sunday, March 10. For registration and more information see: http://www.seedhunt.com/salviasummit2013.html
CNPS Channel Islands Chapter Activities
CNPS Los Angeles-Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
CNPS Orange County Chapter Field Trips
CNPS Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter
CNPS San Diego Chapter
CNPS San Gabriel Mountains Chapter
CNPS South Coast Chapter
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