Sequoia National Park, CA

Photo: Des Callaghan

March 27 – 30, 2017
In the town of Three Rivers, just outside Sequoia National Park
Coordinators: Paul Wilson, David Hutton, Brent Mishler

We were based at a very nice venue just outside the national park, Saint Anthony Retreat Center‚Äč. We were able to explore right on their grounds and see beautiful terrain including a lawn full of ephemeral bryophytes and a stream with a waterfall. Bryophytes were rich and abundant. Groups were able to collect at several locations within Sequoia National Park, primarily in the foothill zone where valley fog hits the rock outcrops and oak savannahs. The geology included marble as well as granitics. Some groups also visited the mid-elevation conifer forest zone, including giant sequoia groves and rich riparian habitats, up to the snow line at about 6,000 ft.

people in a parking lot
Amid giant sequoias

Chaparral zone

clump of mosses
Mosses 101