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FRIENDS OF THE CHICO STATE HERBARIUM
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO
Chico, CA 95929-0515
(530) 898-5356

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THE 19TH
FRIENDS OF THE HERBARIUM
ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, November 2, 2013
click here for details (pdf)

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
Dr. Barry Rice
"Murderous Plants
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click here for the poster (pdf)


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Carnivorous plants – that’s what? Venus flytraps and Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors? There is much more to them than that. In fact, the truths of carnivorous plants may astound you. In this enjoyable and information rich talk, Barry will talk all about carnivorous plants: how they work, why they evolved, and how they fit into our native ecosystems. There will be a special focus on the carnivores of California, too! Expect a night of learning, laughter, and beautiful photography.

Carnivorous plants will be on hand for viewing, and Barry will even bring some plants from the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory for purchase.

Dr. Barry Rice has his feet in two worlds of science. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and PhD in Astronomy (University of Arizona), and is currently a Professor of Astronomy at Sierra College (Rocklin, California). However, he is also a botanist, having worked for The Nature Conservancy for 11 years as an Invasive Species Specialist. He has a research associate position with The University of California (Davis) Center for Plant Diversity.

He is internationally known as an expert on carnivorous plants, having published two books on the topic and countless papers. He wrote the treatments in TJM2 for the carnivorous plant families Lentibulariaceae and Sarraceniaceae. His research focus is on the systematics and distributions of North American genera. He manages to fund his two bad habits—being a fulltime astronomy professor and summertime botanist – by selling his plant photography. He doesn’t do weddings.

www.sarracenia.com

 

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