April 4, 2024

Tiny pendant white flowers on low bright green plant
White mountain heather (Cassiope mertensiana) is a subalpine plant native to Nevada County. (Photo by Shane Hanofee)

The Flora of Nevada County, California…including some notable new collections

April 4, 2024  6 p.m.

Location: Zoom and streaming on YouTube

Presenter: Shane Hanofee

Nevada County and the cross-section of the Sierra Nevada it spans offer diverse habitats and a diverse set of plant species that inhabit them. For the first time, a true Flora of Nevada County is in the works. This is a listing of every single native and naturalized plant that grows within the county, with identification keys and local insight on their abundance, range, and habitat preferences.

Years in the making, this Flora is nearing completion. The author, our own Shane Hanofee,  will provide a primer on Nevada County floristics and the plants that grow here. He’ll also share the process of making a flora, the botanical history of Nevada County, and some exciting discoveries made in the production of this work.

Shane Hanofee is a self-taught certified field botanist who became enamored with native plants shortly after moving to California from New York over a decade ago. Since then, he has travelled throughout California exploring and documenting California’s fascinating flora. In that time, Shane has developed a keen understanding of the floristics of the northern Sierra in particular, while cultivating a love for plant taxonomy and science communication. He is the former president of the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. He lives in Grass Valley with his wife Ashley and their bouncing baby boy, Milo.

On Zoom and YouTube

On Zoom
Meeting ID: 896 1442 6375
Passcode: 907891

Streaming on YouTube

 

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