Greetings, All,Here is information on our next AZNPS chapter meeting and talk:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014: Amy Prince, Northern Arizona University, “Flora of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument”
Amy Prince has been lover of plants since she purportedly ate grass and picked every last prize tulip from her neighbor's yard as a 2 year old in Texas. She has supported her plant habit by working as a nurse for 23 years. During that time she has volunteered and been occasionally paid for her work on the side as a field botanist, herbarium assistant's assistant, research flunky, and plant press mule. Most recently, she quit her full time nursing job to become a graduate student in botany at Northern Arizona University. With the help of a grant obtained by the Grand Canyon Trust, she is working on a flora of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. When not peering at cacti through a hand lens, she can be found traveling for medical mission work, mushroom hunting, eating sushi, or rehabilitating her ragtag collection of plants procured from dumpsters, clearance sales, and last year's garden gone wrong.