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Wayne Roderick Lectures

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Join us for our popular series of free public lectures on a broad array of topics related to plants and natural history. Named in honor of its founder, the Wayne Roderick Lecture Series takes place on Saturday mornings from November through February at 10:30 a.m. in the Visitor Center of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. These illustrated presentations are enjoyable for beginners and professionals alike. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Note: Seating is limited, so it is advisable to arrive early, save a seat, and enjoy the garden until lecture time. (Don't forget: Free tours of the Garden begin every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)

Saturday Mornings at 10:30
Free to the Public. Seating is limited.
To be sure of a seat, come early and save a chair.


Nov. 30 Botanizing Jepson's backyard: the Solano County flora project - Heath Bartosh

Dec. 7 A Summer saunter about the Kaweah Peaks Ridge: Images from an alluring and remote region of the southern Sierra Nevada - Michael Uhler

Dec. 14 Floristic Surprises from Mt. Eddy, Cave Junction and NE Oregon - Dick O'Donnell

Dec. 21 At the edge of the arctic: botanizing near Hudson Bay; and a botanical glimpse of North Carolina - Ted Kipping


Jan. 4 Forgotten landscapes of the Bay Area - Laura Cunningham

Jan. 11 Tesla and Black Diamond Mines: botany, geology, and history - Steve Edwards

Jan. 18 Natural history of the Ozarks - Ron Felzer

Jan. 25 Passes of the Central Sierra: Sonora, Ebbetts, Carson, and Luther - Steve Edwards

Feb. 1 Springtime in the Smokies: trilliums, violets, bloodroots and more - Bob Case

Feb. 8 La Sierra de San Francisco: visiting deep canyons with ancient rock murals and exploring lofty "sky islands" of Baja California Sur - Michael Uhler

Feb. 15 Arctostaphylos: a photographic tour of California's manzanitas in the wild - Jeff Bisbee

Feb. 22 The Sky Islands of Northeast Oregon - Dick O'Donnell

Mar. 1 Exploring Guadalupe Island, Mexico: the remarkable recovery of the island’s flora - Bart O’Brien


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