2013 APS Annual Meeting - June 21-24, 2013 in Boise, Idaho

The American Penstemon Society will host it's annual meeting in Boise this year.  Below is their schedule of events.  See the attached flyer for a Penstemon identification workshop that will be held shortly before the APS meeting.
 
Following the tradition started in Wyoming, we have invited a sister organization, the Idaho Native Plant Society, to join with us in Boise. This will bring a great deal of local knowledge into the meeting that should make the experience even more enjoyable. This will be a unique opportunity explore the remarkable botanical and geological treasures of southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon.
The annual meeting will be held June 21-24. Mark your 2013 calendar. We will gather on Friday (June21) afternoon, complete registration, and schedule some time for business meetings of both organizations. That evening, we will share a meal at the Idaho Botanic Garden, take time to tour the Lewis and Clark Gardens, and inspect the new penstemon evaluation plantings. Saturday morning, we will begin three days of field trips and botanical presentations. Here are some highlights planned for the weekend:

Saturday

Participate for much of the day in one of three botanical field trips, to include:
Travel to the Reynolds Creek drainage to see some of the unique and rare flora of the Owyhee Front.
Drive north into Bogus Basin to see a fabulous spring floral display.
Take a trip into eastern Oregon to explore the fascinating flora and geology of Succor Creek and Leslie Gulch.

Return to the Owyhee Plaza Hotel in the evening for a meal and a presentation by prominent botanist and INPS member Don Mansfield, recognized expert on the flora of the Owyhee region and author of Flora of Steens Mountain.

Sunday

Choose and participate in a second field trip from among the three described for Saturday. Return to the Owyhee Plaza Hotel for a meal and an opportunity to share your favorite botanical (or meeting) photographs.

Monday

The meeting will officially end on Sunday evening and this may be the last day of participation by many of our members. However, you should consider taking a day of vacation time and go on a post-meeting expedition into Hell’s Canyon and on into the southern slopes of the Seven Devils Mountains. This trip will definitely be one of the highlights of the meeting and should not be missed. It will feature an area of diverse, interesting, and unique ecology and geology. We have a great line-up of locally knowledgeable field trip leaders prepared to share their favorite places and plants. Plan to come, participate, learn, meet new people, and have fun.