The Wayne Roderick lectures are a very popular series of free public lectures on a broad array of topics related to plants and natural history. Named in honor of its founder, the Wayne Roderick Lecture Series takes place on Saturday mornings at 10:30am from November through February at 10:30 a.m. in the Visitor Center of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. These illustrated presentations are enjoyable for beginners and professionals alike. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Note: Seating is limited, so it is advisable to arrive early, save a seat, and enjoy the garden until lecture time.
Nov. 17 Wildflowers and wildlife of southeast Alaska -John Kipping
Dec. 1 Humboldt wonderland – Steve Edwards
Dec. 8 2600 miles of natural history on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail – Bob Sikora
Dec. 15 Floristic surprises in the drought-stricken Southwest – Dick O’Donnell
Dec. 22 Botany and geology of the Lassen region – Steve Edwards
Jan. 5 Fabulous plants and stories from the East Bay flora – Heath Bartosh
Jan. 12 Wildflower trails of Mt. Diablo – Steve Edwards
Jan. 19 Central coasting, with emphasis on our diverse marine algae – Bob Case
Jan. 26 On the trail of Streptanthus (jewel flowers) from Lily Lake (Modoc) to Mt. Eddy, by way of southern Oregon – Dick O’Donnell
Feb. 2 Hiking with a chemist?admiring plants through a chemist’s eyes – Greti Séquin
Feb. 9 A visit to the Mono Recesses and a satisfying walk over the Mono Divide – Michael Uhler
Feb. 16 California geology from the ground up, part one: from the delta south – Steve Edwards
Feb. 23 California geology from the ground up, part two: north of the bay, including the Sierra – Steve Edwards
There are also free tours of the Garden that begin every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)