2018 Meetings

SPRING PROGRAMS 2018
 
January: Henderson - no meeting scheduled. Have a Happy New Year and we will see you next meeting!
 
February 1: Reno – Our first meeting of the year features Alison Agneray, Ph.D. student with the UNR Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Department and recipient of our Margaret Williams Research Grant. The title of her presentation is "A summer of seeds: the kickoff to a native plant research project."
 
February 5th: Henderson - Stefanie Ferrazzano, Biologist with Clark County Desert Conservation Program, will present her talk entitled "The Clark County Desert Conservation Program’s land reserve units:  current conditions and restoration goals."
 
March 1: Reno – Jan Nachlinger,  NNPS Outgoing Program Chairperson and botanist will present a program on the flora (and fauna) of Antarctica entitled "Antarctica: Flora of a Continent and its Islands, It's not just about the Penguins."

March 5th: Henderson - Laura Eisenberg, who recently retired as Horticulturist and Nursery Manager at Springs Preserve as well as Urban Forester at Nevada Division of Forestry, will present her talk "The George T. Austin Herbarium:  Mining data to reveal more of the fascinating behaviors of Nevada's butterflies and the habitats that support them."

April 2nd: Henderson - Bob Cosburn, long-time member of American Penstemon Society and devoted "Pent-Spotter", will present his talk "Penstemons We Have Known and Loved in Southern Nevada:  Adventures Chasing Down Penstemons Within 50 miles of Las Vegas."

April 5: Reno – Shannon Swim will discuss her work at the UNR seed bank. A tour of the greenhouse on Valley Road will follow.
 
May 3: Reno – Annual garden meeting. If you would like to host this year’s meeting and show off your yard or garden, please contact Janel Johnson at president@nvnps.org.
 
May 7th: Henderson -TBA
 
June 2nd: Henderson - Dr. Lawrence Walker, Professor of Plant Ecology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Fred Landau, Research Associate at University of Las Vegas, will introduce their new book "A Natural History of the Mojave Desert"
 
FALL PROGRAMS
 
September 6: Reno – Temitope Israel Borokini, Ph.D. Candidate with UNR Department of Biology, will present on his Ivesia webberi rare plant research.
 
October 4: Reno –  Ann Pinzl, Archives Chair for NNPS and long time member, will give a program on her travels to Madagascar, title to be announced.
 
November 1: Reno –  Jessica Kindred, with the State BLM Office, will cap off the year by giving a presentation on the Seeds of Success program.