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CoNPS Denver Chapter Meeting

Flora of Yosemite National Park
February 26, 2013, 7 pm (with slideshow and snacks @6:30PM)
Presenter:  Carol English, Botanist, Colorado State Land Board
Location:  1556 Emerson St, Denver

Carol will share with you the native plants and diverse habitats experienced during her year working as a botanist in Yosemite National Park. The Park has an amazing array of native flora including an astounding diversity of Mimulus spp. (monkey flowers), Ceanothus spp. (Buckbrush), and Arctostaphylos spp. (Manzanita). The native azaleas are breathtaking along with a nice assortment of rare orchids, saprophytes and lilies. Carol will share with you photos of the magnificent Washington Lily which is endemic to Oregon and California. She will also compare and contrast some of the similarities and differences between Yosemite National Park and Colorado flora. And finally Carol will share with you a few landscape photos that display the tremendous habitat diversity providing vast adaptation opportunities for native flora to thrive within.

Carol's passion for native plants began in Yosemite National Park in the early 1990's while taking an ethnobotany class with Kat Anderson. She subsequently took Botany and Plant Taxonomy at San Jose State University while finishing a secondary science teaching degree. She then moved to Colorado and taught high school science and also worked as an interpretive specialist for several years at Lookout Mountain Nature Center. In 2004 she returned to graduate school studying botany with Leo Bruederle. She did research on the pollination biology of the rare endemic Penstemon degeneri. Since graduating in 2008 she completed an internship with the BLM, worked for the Colorado Natural Areas Program, and in 2011, worked on the Botany Team for Yosemite National Park. She now works as a botanist for the Colorado State Land Board.

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  • Karin M.

    excellent presentation! Carol was very knowledgable and was great at interacting with the group and answering questions.

    February 27, 2013

  • Erika

    Sorry for the last minute change! Turns out I have a meeting in Boulder this evening. So sad I'm missing it. Hope it goes well and I'm looking forward to meeting you all at another event soon!

    February 26, 2013

  • Karin M.

    Hi Sarah, Im driving from lakewood, so that probably wont help. Anyone want to carpool from Lakewood? (I'll be starting near Wadsworth and Jewell).

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for posting this; I am super excited to go! Anyone interested in carpooling from Littleton/Centennial area?

    February 25, 2013

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