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05-03-2018 7:30 pm - 05-03-2018 8:30 pm
A Tour Through Our Iconic Flora
California Native Plant Society presentation by botany professor and local author Matt Ritter
May 3 (Thursday) 7:30-8:30 PM @ Vet’s Hall at Grand and Monterey, San Luis Obispo
Join us for a book release celebration and visual tour of California’s iconic native flora
There are more than 5,000 native species in California—one in five of which are now rare or endangered.
Matt Ritter will take attendees on a visual tour through the state’s most iconic flora in a lecture based
on his new book, California Plants. A richly photographed field guide to the state’s spectacular native
plants, the book also seeks to raise awareness of the unique beauty that is at risk. Matt will use his beautiful photographs, insight, and humor to share the natural history of California’s fascinating plants. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Author and Presenter
Dr. Matt Ritter is a botany professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, where he studies California’s native plants and cultivated trees. He’s the author of several books, including the funniest and best-selling guide to California’s urban forest, A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us (Heyday, 2011). He won the Cal Poly Excellence in Teaching Award and the International Society of Arboriculture Award for Excellence in Education. He’s an avid woodworker, mason, and gardener.
05-16-2018 All dayNo additional details for this event.
06-07-2018 7:00 pm - 06-07-2018 9:00 pm
Chapter meetings are generally held the first Thursday of the month at the San Luis Obispo Vets Hall on Grande Ave near the corner of Monterey Street.
Our June meeting is our last meeting before summer break.
Our meetings kick off with a social time that begins at 7:00 p.m. This is a time to sample the treats that members have brought along to share, and browse the book table. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. with some brief announcements before the program begins.
Speakers and notes from Chapter Meetings are documented in each Obispoensis newsletter. Please see the Obispoensis archive for PDF file of each newsletter.