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Eriogonum Society 8th Annual Meeting

July 21-23 (optional field trip on Monday, July 24)

College of the Siskiyous

Weed, California

 

The 2017 Meeting has ended.  The 2018 meeting venue may be at Rancho Santa Ana (Claremont, CA) or Vernal, UT..  Come back frequently to see our plans!

What do buckwheats and Bigfoot have in common? They’re often fuzzy, sometimes legendary and have been frequently sighted in Siskiyou County, the location of our 2017 meeting. Join us for botanizing and socializing in the land of upside-down geology and amazing eriogonums, from the ground-hugging high elevation Eriogonum alpinum to towering specimens of E. elatum var. villosum. We’ll focus on serpentine affinity species.
 
Registration begins on Thursday afternoon, July 20. Arrive early and enjoy hiking the Bear Trail at the College of the Siskiyous, our conference headquarters.
 
Friday, July 21st starts with an eriogonum i.d. workshop led by Dr. Ben Grady. Please bring Eriogonums you encounter on your journey to Weed: clip long stems, wrap in damp newspaper and store in an ice chest. Note where you gathered the specimen: state, county, road, proximity to the closest town and other directionals so that it can be keyed out.
We’ll also have a short field trip up the Mt. Eddy road to see several species at the trailhead, provided the snow has melted! Friday evening we’ll meet for a social hour, dinner in the COS Student Center and two programs on native plants and garden design: a panel with Jennifer Jewell and Leslie Tift and a photographic presentation by nursery owner and garden designer John Whittlesey.
 
On Saturday field trips, Group A will explore the ashy northern side of Mt. Shasta along Highway 97 and northwest to the Scott Valley; Group B heads to the serpentine Scott Mountain and surrounding areas. Our Annual Meeting and a barbeque are set for Bel Aire Park next to COS. A program on Mt. Eddy and its unusual geology will follow. We’ll wrap up the evening with a slide share on wild buckwheats and their pollinators. Bring your favorite photos on a thumb drive.
 
Sunday, the field trip groups reverse and we might be add new side trips if time allows.
 
Monday our optional field trip takes us to Kangaroo Lake, home of some fantastic natural rock gardens and a darlingtonia fen. We’ll also hike in Cabin Meadows.
 
Lodging: We have reserved the top floor of Juniper Lodge, a student dorm at COS. Each room contains 3 beds and a desk. Restrooms with showers are at either end of the hall. We will designate one for women and one for men. The dorm has WiFi and limited space downstairs for meal prep. A microwave and small refrigerator will be available. Bring your ice chest.
 

 

Meals: Friday and Saturday night dinners are included in conference registration. The COS Student Center Grill is open for breakfast and lunch on Friday only. Saturday and Sunday breakfasts and sack lunches or lunches on the road are on your own.

 

 

 

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