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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.

"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

"Steens Mountain, Oregon"
Guest Speaker: Dick O'Donnell

Calochortus tiburonensis Photo by Vernon Smith

The Tiburon mariposa lily (Calochortus tiburonensis) in a rapidly changing climate:
an ecological and evolutionary perspective
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sarah Swope

The West: A Closer Look
Guest Speaker: Ted Kipping

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