Two Great Field Trips with Cynthia Powell and Tony Baker

On March 9th and 10th We had two great field trips with local plant expert Tony Baker and Calflora data wrangler Cynthia Powell to White Point and Madrona Marsh.  Our chapter has relatively few Calflora reports, and they are increasingly important as we try to use knowledge of what has grown and currently grows here to influence positive changes in the local ecology.  Cynthia presented to the chapter at the November monthly meeting.

Calflora has some nice searching capabilities as illustrated in this email from Cynthia. Follow the link for pictures and a quiz question on native plants!

Here are native plants that grow wild in the South Coast CNPS Chapter region:

And here are native plants that grow wild in the South Coast CNPS Chapter region as an illustrated plant list:!!nstatus::2!!fmt::photo!!inbp::t!!bgid::psc44!!y::33.8377!!x::-118.1381!!z::9!!lwid::2!!opac::2!!lpom::c&family=t

An interesting side note is that I used my improved knowledge of how Calflora works to drill down into historic reports at the Madrona Marsh and I found that there was a plant survey from the 1970s that was not included in the database.  Cynthia found it online, but in a format that wasn’t conducive to immediate use.  SCCNPS is in the process of converting and providing the report to Calflora to complete the historic record.

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