Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 28, 2015

2015 Wayne Roderick Lectures

Wayne Roderick Lectures

Join us for our 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 from November through February at 10:30 a.m. in the Visitor Center of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park in the Berkeley, CA. These illustrated presentations are enjoyable for beginners and professionals alike. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Saturday Mornings at 10:30   Free to the Public

Note: Seating is limited, so it is advisable to arrive early, save a seat, and enjoy the garden until lecture time. (Don’t forget: Free tours of the Garden begin every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)

Nov. 7 – Traversing the Alpine Zone of the Evolution Region in Kings Canyon National Park – Michael Uhler

Nov. 14 – Flora of the Western Cape, South Africa – Ted Kipping

Nov. 21 – From Parking Lot to Paradise: A Wild Garden in the Heart of Los Angeles – Carol Bornstein

Nov. 28 – Fall Color in the Klamath Mountains – Glenn Keator

Dec. 5 – San Bruno Mountain: The Island of Rarity within San Francisco – David Nelson, M.D.

Dec. 12 – The Blue Mountains Project: The Flora of the Ultramafic Outcrops of the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon – Dick O’Donnell

Dec. 19 – Botany and Geology of the Donner Pass area – Steve Edwards

Dec. 26 – NO lecture – enjoy the holidays!


Jan. 2 – Flora of the Pacific Islands of Baja California’s California Floristic Province – Bart O’Brien

Jan. 9 – Rocky Mountain High, including the Alpine Flora of Rocky Mountain National Park – Bob Case

Jan. 16 – Natural History of Taiwan, Republic of China – Ron Felzer

Jan. 23 – Flowering California Shrubs for the Garden – Ted Kipping

Jan. 30 – From San Ignacio to Loreto: Botanizing Baja California’s Central Gulf Coast Region – Debra Valov

Feb. 6 – Best Practices for Creating a Native Plant Garden – Barbara Eisenstein

Feb. 13 – Botany, Geology, and History of Black Diamond Mines – Steve Edwards with Kevin Dixon

Feb. 20 – Field Work with Iris of Turkey and the Middle East – Carol Wilson

Feb. 27 – Southwest Deserts: Joshua Tree, Anza Borrego, and Tumacácori Highlands of southwestern Arizona – Dick O’Donnell


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