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Jun 15th, 2021 (Article in newsletter, June 2021)

June 24 program: Flora of the San Gabriel Mountains, with Orlando Mistretta


We hope you will join us for our June monthly gathering - a Zoom presentation by Orlando Mistretta, author of the book Field Guide to the Flora of the San Gabriel Mountains. It will take place on June 24 at 7:30 pm.

Orlando Mistretta has lived his entire life in the shadows of the San Gabriels. As a graduate student at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, he discovered a manuscript by Joseph Ewan in the Garden's archives that first sparked his interest in the plants of this exceedingly rugged mountain range located in close proximity to Greater Los Angeles, California. For the past four decades, his botanical career has taken him all over the San Gabriel Mountains, including the most remote corners and in all seasons. The result is this field guide that is at once a personal and entertaining account of the region's botanical context and history of exploration, and a long-awaited inventory of its flora.

To purchase the book: You can purchase Orlando's book from the California Botanic Garden (CalBG). There are two options:
a) Order from the Online Store (click here) — you will need to pick up the book from CalBG.
b) If you need to book to be mailed, please contact the CalBG librarian to arrange purchase and mailing (click here).

Zoom instructions: This meeting will be a Zoom webinar. To join the webinar, click the following link: 680507

Or by telephone:  +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 935 8638 8337   Passcode 680507

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