I think our November meeting was the highest attendance we have ever had at a regular meeting, thanks mostly to the host of Cal Poly students. Randy Baldwin’s fine presentation of plants that are “in the trade” and the human interest of their history of introduction might reinforce the notion that study of native plants is not just about learning latin binomials. The key now is to find activities that will hold the interests of these students. Ideas?
As I noted earlier, we are starting to mount plant lists on the web site on the Growing Natives page. I have added a scan of historical plant lists produced in the 1970s by Bud Meyer. Dr. Keil has contributed a Checklist of the Plants of Shell Creek with Jepson-2 nomenclature, and I have found checklists of plants in vicinity of the Dairy Creek Golf Course taken from environmental reports. I have started working on a Coon Creek trail guide. If you have anything that might remotely be of interest and worth posting on our site, please send it to me.