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Thursday, June 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.: Flora of the San Gabriel Mountains, with Orlando Mistretta: Join us on Zoom for our June meeting, a talk by Orlando Mistretta about his work over many years leadinng to his book Field Guide to the Flora of the San Gabriel Mountains, published last year by Rancho Santa Ana Boranic Garden Occasional Publications (now the California Botanic Garden).

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 Orlandoi's book from the California Botanic Garden (CalBG). There are two options for this:
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:
Passcode: 680507
Or by telephone:  +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 935 8638 8337   Passcode 680507