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Wayne Roderick Lectures

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Join us for our popular series of free public lectures on a broad array of topics related to plants and natural history. Named in honor of its founder, the Wayne Roderick Lecture Series takes place on Saturday mornings from November through February at 10:30 a.m. in the Visitor Center of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. These illustrated presentations are enjoyable for beginners and professionals alike. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Note: Seating is limited, so it is advisable to arrive early, save a seat, and enjoy the garden until lecture time. (Don't forget: Free tours of the Garden begin every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)

Saturday Mornings at 10:30
Free to the Public. Seating is limited.
To be sure of a seat, come early and save a chair.


Nov. 1 Flora ID Northwest: A new set of apps and computer programs for plant identification - interactive keys for both amateur and professional botanists – Bruce Barnes

Nov. 8 Highlights of Cook & Green Pass in the Siskiyou Mountains – Ted Kipping

Nov. 15 Natural History of Iceland – Ron Felzer

Nov. 22 A rose is still a rose, but is a monkeyflower still a Mimulus? Where have all the monkeyflowers gone…findings from the lab and the field – Naomi Fraga

Nov. 29 Fall color in California wildlands – Stew Winchester

Dec. 6 Botanizing Baja California by mule: Adventures into remote regions of Baja California, including cowboy uses of indigenous plants – Sula Vanderplank

Dec. 13 The Mt. Diablo fire of 2013 and its bounty of flowers, with remarks on post-fire research on the Mountain by Heath Bartosh – Steve Edwards

Dec. 20 Steens Mountain Flora – Dick O’Donnell

Dec. 27 NO lecture – enjoy the holidays!


Jan. 3 Continuing the Trillium search, and the last two National Parks – Bob Case

Jan. 10 Old growth rainforest of southeastern Alaska – John Kipping

Jan. 17 Euphorbia hunting in the Old World: From the Arabian Desert to the deserts and savannas of Africa – Jeff Morawetz

Jan. 24 Conserving Northwestern Baja California – Alan Harper

Jan. 31 Flora of the Islands of the Gulf of California, Mexico – Ben Wilder

Feb. 7 Images from Isla de Cedros, the floristic edge of California. A summer vacation on a desert island in Baja California during a record breaking drought – Michael Uhler

Feb. 14 Humboldt County and the great divorce – Steve Edwards

Feb. 21 The Flora of the Blue Mountains of Oregon – Dick O’Donnell

Feb. 28 Two completed projects: The checklist of the flora – and the rare, endangered, and endemic plants – of northwestern Baja California, Mexico – Bart O’Brien


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