updated Novemberr 2019
Annual DKY Potluck
December 15, 2019, Potluck Lunch: Noon, Program: 1 p.m.
Elk Community Center
Featured speaker: Geri Hulse-Stephens, “The Willits Bypass Meets a Rare Grass: Tales of Relocation and Restoration of North Coast Semaphore Grass”
2020 Northern California Botanists Symposium
13-14 January 2020
California State University, Chico
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
Northern California Botanists will host their 10th botanical symposium on January 13-14, 2020 on the campus of California State University in Chico. Optional workshops will be held on Wednesday, January 15. A 2-day schedule of presentations by working botanists will include sessions on Species Boundaries, Fire in Managed Landscapes, Restoration, Pollinators, Plant Biotic Interactions, Lightning Talks, Now the Good News, and New Discoveries. View the Draft Program here and the Workshops Page here. The 2020 Symposium Keynote Speaker will be Eric Knapp. His talk is titled Fire trends, causes, and consequences for the native plants we love.
Bryophyte Trip
15 February 2020
Leonard Lake
On 15 February 2020, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Kerry Heise, Marisela de Santa Anna, and Jenn Riddel will lead a bryophyte and lichen walk for the Sanhedrin Chapter to Leonard Lake Reserve in Reeves Canyon. This is a private landholding owned by the Dakin Family. The eleven-mile canyon road winds through oaks, redwoods, and rock outcrops, then ends at a freshwater marshy area from the outflow of Leonard Lake. The reserve is about 4,000 acres and has old-growth redwoods, oak woodlands, and open meadows. A USGS core sedimentation study of the lake bottom indicates that the lake was created about 5,000 years ago by a landslide blocking the creek ravine fed by mountain springs. This is the largest natural lake In Mendocino county and the westernmost headwaters of the Russian River. It is 11 miles off US-101 to the west and north of Redwood Valley towards Willits on the Reeves Canyon Road. We will meet at 9:00 am at the CVS in Ukiah for people coming from the south and 9:00 at the Rite Aid in Willits for people coming from the north for carpooling. Bring lunch, snacks, water and a hand lens if you have one. For information and to RSVP, please contact Marisela de Santa Anna at 707-841-7172 or Kerry Heise at 707-459-1500.
Bryophyte Chapter Information