Saturday, May 18, 2013: Field Trip with Patty West to Tavasci Marsh - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
This is the Saturday BEFORE the regular Tuesday meeting.
It will be hot so bring lots of water, a sunhat, and sunscreen, and be prepared to get your feet wet. Bring a lunch and snacks, too. Don't forget money for carpooling.
Meet at 8:00 am, at the Arizona State Credit Union at the corner of Butler and South Beaver. The drive to the Tavasci Marsh trailhead in Deadhorse State Park will take about 1 1/2 hours. Each car will will be charged $7.00.
Folks could also just meet at the trailhead at 9:30 am, if they prefer to drive alone or are coming from the Verde Valley area.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 7:00 pm at the Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, 1601 N. San Francisco Street:
Sue Smith “A Celebration of Grapevine Botanical Area”
Sue Smith, a Budding Botanist and naturalist from Prescott, will talk about the Plant Atlas Project of Arizona (PAPAZ) project in the Grapevine Canyon near Poland Junction.
This area is a Prescott National Forest Botanical Protected Area. It lies on the eastern flank of lava capped Big Bug Mesa. The plant communities range from chaparral, oak woodlands to montane conifer forest. A perennial stream cascades down the canyon providing home to riparian species.
The Prescott Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society started collecting for PAPAZ in this Botanical Area in September 2010. There will be a discussion of the project to date, different plant communities, and an overview of the species collected in the area.