AUGUST MeetingSpeaker: Nigel Sparks
Talk Date: August 16, 2016
Talk Time: 7 p.m.
Talk Title: Native Plant Propagation Techniques
Description: The use of native plants for landscaping is beneficial to pollinators and birds. Native plants are used to the extremes in environment here in Northern Arizona and use less fertilizers and water to grow. Nigel will explain how to propagate native plants from both seed and cuttings. He will also explain how to choose a plant that will survive in different types of soils and microenvironments found in the area around Flagstaff.
Speaker Bio: Nigel Sparks is the owner of Flagstaff Native Plant and Seed here in Flagstaff. He has extensive experience in propagation and landscaping with native plants.
Talks are now at the Pearson Building on the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Research Campus, across from the main campus off HWY 180.
Walk Date: 8:30 am, Saturday, 20, 2016Walk Leader: Susan Lamb
Destination: Walk to Skunk Canyon, Walnut Canyon Study Area, Coconino National Forest
Walk Description: On our walk of about three miles round-trip to Skunk Canyon, we will see plant communities in a number of microclimates created by different soils and solar aspects. We will walk on unimproved trails and disused Forest Service roads, so be prepared for walking on uneven terrain and for short stretches up- and downhill.
Logistics: Our walk will begin on private land just off Lake Mary Road. Meet to carpool or to follow the lead car at 8:30 am on Saturday, August 20, at the OneAZ Credit Union, 321 South Beaver (corner of Beaver and Butler). Be prepared for warm and/or rainy weather with sun protection and water. Trail snacks recommended.
Writer/naturalist Susan Lamb keeps an almanac of over 200 plants that flower along the route of our walk.