Friends of the Herbarium Workshop: Reproductive Biology of Table Mountain Wildflowers, April 27
This workshop is in danger of being cancelled:
The following workshop from Friends of the Chico State Herbarium is now open for registration:
REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF TABLE MOUNTAIN WILDFLOWERS--
Gain intimate knowledge of the plant- and pollinator-strategies for survival on the Lovejoy basalt.
by Adrienne Edwards and Rob Schlising
April 27, 2012, Friday
For details and a registration form, please go to the web site.
"Enjoy a day really getting to know the wildflowers on world-famous North Table Mountain, near Oroville, California. This workshop will include a long walking tour to examine and determine distinguishing features of Table Mountain flowers and fruits in this wildflower meadow. Attention will focus on at least four aspects of plant biology: 1) pollination, 2) life form and phenology, 3) propagule dispersal, and 4) seed and seedling biology. After a picnic (bring-your-own) lunch break, the instructors will lead the group to a remote study site on Table Mountain where participants will collect data as a group for a comparative study on the reproductive biology of two species of jewelflower (Streptanthus), in the Mustard family (Brassicaceae), that are common on Table Mountain."
For more information about Friends of the Chico State Herbarium please go to the web site.
"The Friends of The Chico State Herbarium, California State University, Chico, was formed to help maintain the high quality of work that has been known to be associated with the herbarium. The primary purpose of the group is to provide community support for the herbarium and to help demonstrate and publicize the value of the herbarium to the botanical community. Scientific and academic pursuits are the focus of the group. Activities include raising funds for items that are not covered under the University budget, offering low cost workshops and classes on various botanical topics, supporting the Jim Jokerst Field Botany Award to encourage student research involving field aspects of botany and ecology, and publication of a newsletter about these and other activities as well as providing information about news and articles of local botanical interest."