2009 Meetings

December 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (December 7th). Member photos and potluck. The results of the election will also be announced.
November 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (November 2nd). Sharon Schafer will provide us with an update on the wildflower poster she is creating for NNPS. She will also give a presentation on the Art of Nature. We will also be holding NNPS elections.
Reno regular meeting (November 5th). Vice President Ann Pinzl will give a talk entitled Pressing Business in the Botany World or How to collect and press plants for a herbarium.
October 2009:

Reno regular meeting (October 1st). Jim Morefield will give us a presentation entitled Rare Plants and the Nevada Native Plant Society.
Henderson regular meeting (October 5th). Jason Alexander from Utah Valley University Herbarium will give a presentation on the Intermountain Region Block Checklist project website that he is developing along with some of his rare plant research & photos.
September 2009:

Reno regular meeting (September 3rd). Gary Monroe will present Botanical Highlights of the Channel Islands, California and will include such delights as the red flowering yarrow (Achillea millefolium) from San Miguel Island.
Henderson regular meeting (September 15th - TUESDAY!! note the date due to Labor Day holiday). Sonja Kokos will talk about some of the rare plant work being done by the Clark County Desert Conservation Program.
August 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (August 3rd). Joseph Betzler will be presenting on his work on the flora of the Arrow Canyon Range of Clark County.
June 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (June 1st). Members photos - members are encouraged to bring and show off their photos from this spring's wildflower season.
Reno, Plant Sale (June 6th, 8:00 am - noon). The Rancho San Rafael Botanical Society will be having its 18th Annual Plant Sale. The plant list should be available at MayCenter.com and then click on Arboretum.
May 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (May 4th). Cayenne Engel of Public Lands Institute will give a presentation on her research on patterns of vegetative recovery after fires in southern Nevada along a 30 year chronosequence.
Reno regular meeting (May 7th) - DATE CORRECTED FROM NEWSLETTER. Garden tour at Steve and Jody Caicco's home in Hidden Valley [DO NOT GO TO OUR USUAL VALLEY ROAD VENUE FOR THE MAY MEETING]. Come as early as 6:00 p.m. to see the rock and other gardens which should be in peak flower in early May. Bring snacks to share. Regular meeting with member's slides at 7:30. RSVP for directions to Steve at (775) 861-6341 or by email, Steve_Caicco [at] fws [dot] gov.
April 2009:

Reno regular meeting (April 2nd). Dr. Gary Blomquist - Professor and Chair of UNR’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, will speak on the biology of bark beetles and the responses of native trees (pinion, jeffrey, and lodgepole pines) they attack.
Henderson regular meeting (April 6th). Kent Ostler of the Nevada Test Site will give a presentation on his work monitoring sensitive plants and animals on the Nevada Test Site.
March 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (March 2nd).
Reno regular meeting (March 5th). Mary Winter, NNPS member from Carlin, will speak about her botanical adventures in the northeast area of the state and introduce her forthcoming publication, Wildflowers of the Foothill Regions of northeastern Nevada. Please attend and support a NNPS member in her botanical blossoming.
February 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (February 2nd). Dianne Bangle of Public Lands Institute will be giving a presentation on her work on four rare plant species found within southern Nevada.
Reno regular meeting (February 5th). Robin Tausch, U.S. Forest Service, will give a talk entitled One hundred and fifty years of change in Sagebrush-Pinyon-Juniper Vegetation: Composition, fuel loads, and fire patterns.
January 2009:

Reno annual Board Meeting (Thursday, January 29th). Dinner and refreshments will be served at 5:30 and the business meeting will commence at 6:30. The meeting will be held at Arnold Tiehm’s house; please notify him if you plan on attending, 775-329-1645, atiehm [at] unr [dot] edu
Henderson no meeting in January!