General Meetings

Point Lobos – Lizard Tail (Eriophyllum staechadifolium)


The March 12th General Meeting has been cancelled.
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General Meeting ● Thursday, March 12, 2020

Almost three years ago Rob Fernau gave CNPS an extremely interesting talk about the geological, elevational, and meteorological features of the Marble Mountain Wilderness. This time he’ll start by briefly reviewing these same features, but now that the wilderness stage has been set, he will explain some of the surprising ways that the players animating this stage, which are 70 species of butterflies, can interact with the dazzling array of habitats that surround them. These nimble interactions were revealed during the 1997-1998 El Niño event. This extreme weather event impacted all the living creatures in the Marble Mountains in different ways. By virtue of its complexity and its size, the Marble Mountain Wilderness is functioning as a strong hold of diversity. Rob will also dazzle us with a lot of stunning photographs.


Rob Fernau, Ph.D., is a research Associate at the University of California, Davis, in the Department of Plant Sciences. He has been conducting biodiversity research in the Marble Mountain Wilderness for 35 years.

Visiting and Book Purchasing from 7:00 pm
Meeting and Program begin at 7:30 pm
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Understanding the Environmental Health of the Marble Mountain Wilderness 

Speaker: Rob Fernau

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