Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Channel Islands chapter of the CNPS are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm PST via Zoom. We hope to be back to meeting in person soon, alternating between Santa Barbara and Ventura sites.

Guest speaker Karen Ferrell-Ingram will discuss Wildflowers of the Ancient Bristlecone Forest
Tuesday, April 18
, 2023 at 7pm IN PERSON at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden library

Located in the White Mountains of California, one of the highest desert mountain ranges in North America, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is federally protected for its scenic and ecological values. Many species of plants grow in this high and dry climate that aren’t found in other places in California. The authors of a new book, Bristlecone Forest Wildflowers, will tell the story of the common, showy, and hardy plants that thrive alongside the oldest living trees on earth. The talk will cover wildflowers, shrubs, trees, and grasses that grow along the trails of the Schulman and Patriarch Groves of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

Bristlecone Forest Wildflowers fills a gaping hole in wildflower guides, providing information about a little-known treasure trove of botanical gems.  The same team of authors produced Rock Creek Wildflowers, a plant guide to the beautiful Little Lakes Valley above Mosquito Flat in 2015. Cathy Rose is a retired English teacher and long-time botany enthusiast. Karen Ferrell-Ingram is a former native plant propagator. Stephen Ingram is a botanist, photographer, and writer.

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