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Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meetings

The Chapter's meetings take place eight times each year on the second Monday of the month (January through June plus October and November). The meeting starts at 8:00 P.M. and generally last about an hour-and-a half. There is a welcome and sale session starting at 7:30 and an optional, no-host dinner with the speaker at 5:30 (details below).

5:30 p.m. Join friends and meet our speakers for a no-host dinner at Gira Polli of Mill Valley, 590 East Blithedale Ave. at Camino Alto. Please call Gerd or Kristin Jakob at 415.388.1844 at least one day ahead to be assured of a seat with our group.  (here's a map showing Gira Poli's location)
7:30 p.m. Meet at the Redwoods retirement home, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Books, posters, and cards will be for sale before as well as after the meeting.
8:00 p.m. Presentation starts.

Chapter Meeting: 8 June 2015 William Jackson Hooker (by Thomas Herbert Maguire)

"Fathers and Sons: Famous Families in Western Botanical Pursuits"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Peggy L. Fiedler

Learn about some father-son duos who were famous botanist, including John & William Bartram, William Jackson and Joseph Dalton Hooker, and others. Understand better their roles in Western Botanical Science, Art, and Exploration.

No Meeting: July and August

There will be no membership meetings in July or August; look for notice of a September membership event in the September newsletter.

"Highlights of Cook & Green Pass"
Guest Speaker: Ted Kipping

Come join us for an intimate look at this amazing place. The area has a phenomenal concentration of native plant species, with possibly as many as 300 species present.

"Pollination Biology"
Guest Speaker: Bob Stewart

Come learn about studies regarding how the shape and color of native plants relates to the plant's pollinators.

"Ceanothus"
Guest Speaker: Dylan Burge

Marin County is a world center of Ceanothus diversity, with as many as 10 species found within the county. This talk will take a close look at Ceanothus diversity in Marin County and address recent scientific discoveries in the genus.

"Local Mushrooms"
Guest Speaker: Kevin Sadlier

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