Pahove Chapter February Meeting — Towards an Owyhee Flora

7 p.m. February 23, 2006 — Planning Meeting at 5:30
2355 E. Old Penitentiary Road (off Warm Springs Avenue)
“Towards an Owyhee Flora” by Don Mansfield
Professor of Biology, Albertson College & Curator, Harold M. Tucker Herbarium
Ever wonder how a flora is developed? Meet us at the cottage as the “Flora of Steens Mountain” author shares his progress. What area will be covered? What is the role of collecting? How is it done? Are all the area taxa described? What are phytogeographic patterns? Dr. Mansfield will present an overview of some “Rare Plant Hotspots” and explain what makes these Owyhee zones distinct. Get a personal preview of a Poa leibergii turf community, glimpse the unique riparian communities of the Owyhee River, and learn about the future direction of this long-awaited flora!
On the Horizon . . .
March 16 Meeting: Terry Rich: Neotropical Birds & Sagebrush-steppe
March 24-26: Boise Flower and Garden Show at The Grove
April 20 Meeting: Meg Roberts at the Foothills Learning Center
April 22: Pahove’s Annual Native Plant Sale, MKNC