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                               NEWSLETTER OF THE DOROTHY KING YOUNG CHAPTER
                                      CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY

CALENDAR
                                                          Threatened or Endangered, are experiencing serious
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) Slide
                                                          attrition of range or other threats. This has significant
Show and Potluck Dinner
                                                          implications for conservation. How can we learn to
Friday, November 19
                                                          recognize these situations, and what can we do?
6:30 PM, program at 7:30 PM
                                                          Peter’s talk is based on personal field experience with
Gualala Community Center
                                                          examples.
Program: RCLC will sponsor a potluck dinner and
slide show to benefit local coastal land acquisition      Dr. Peter Baye is a botanist and plant ecologist, for
projects. DKY Chapter members, Mary Sue Ittner and        whom passionate conservation advocacy derives from
Bob Rutemoeller, will present a slide show of their       his scientific work. He specializes in the flora and
travels with three other local couples hiking in          ecology of coastal plant communities, particularly sand
Cornwall, the Lake District, Scotland, and the            dunes, beaches, and tidal marshes. Since 1975, he
Yorkshire Dales in May 2004. There is no fee to attend    has studied and worked on conservation of coastal
just bring your own dishes and place settings and food    dunes and marshes ranging from Great Britain, the
to share. For information please contact Bob at 884-      Maritime Provinces of Canada, New England, the
4426 or Mary Sue Ittner at 884-4824.                      Great Lakes, and California. He recently retired from
                                                          the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered
Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon                       Species Program and is now an independent
Sunday, December 12                                       consultant based in Annapolis. Peter is known as an
12:00 Noon for Luncheon, 1:30 PM for program              enthusiastic and dynamic speaker and field trip leader.
Greenwood Community Center, Hwy 1 in Elk
                                                          February 2005, look for another fun-and-facts program
Program: Beyond Lists - A New Plant Conservation          on native plants and wildflowers from our own chapter
Imperative with Dr. Peter Baye. Our potluck luncheon      historian, Ramona Crooks. Details in the next issue of
and annual meeting will be held on Sunday,                Calypso.
December 14 at the Greenwood Community Center in
Elk – the halfway point for our long, spread out          PRESIDENTS CORNER
chapter. Not only is this an enjoyable meeting, it also   by Jon Thompson
includes our Chapter Board Election. The Community
Center is at the south end of Elk, right off Highway 1,   I am happy to announce that we once again had
on the east side. Bring your own dishes and place         another great plant sale. Following an evening of rain,
settings and food to share. We’ll try to have a CNPS      the morning of October 9th was warm and sunny;
sign out front.                                           perfect weather for a plant sale. Of course, the first
                                                          two hours or so are always a blur with so many people
Too often, conservation planning is based on lists.       coming early to get their favorite native plants.
However, many plant taxa not listed as Rare,
Many people volunteered or otherwise contributed to             Mostly Natives Nursery
the sale this year to make it a success. The plant              A fantastic small retail nursery located in the northwest
propagation work party and a couple of labeling                 corner of Marin County that offers a wide variety of native
sessions really paid off this year and helped me out            and non-native perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees.
immensely.                                                      27235 Highway 1
                                                                Tomales, CA 94971
The plant sale helpers included Heidi Marshall, Mary            plants@mostlynatives.com
Hunter, Mary Rhyne, Lori Hubbart, Dorothy Scherer,              707-878-2009
Fred and Fran Ducey, Doris Spurlock, Bob and Sue
Lease, Bob Rutemoeller, Mary Sue Ittner, David Vale,            REDWOOD COAST LAND CONSERVANCY
Susanna Mathay, Roberta Rams and John Moelter.
Please forgive me if I have forgotten anyone.                   One of our local land trusts, The Redwood Coast Land
Everyone’s help is greatly appreciated.                         Conservancy (RCLC) is run by local people to serve a
                                                                public benefit. Their mission is “to preserve for future
I would also like to thank all of the nurseries that            generations the natural environment and sustainable
contributed plants; Anderson Valley Nursery,                    land use of coastal watersheds from the Navarro to
California Flora Nursery, The Growing Concern,                  the Russian Rivers, to provide public access to scenic
Gualala Nursery and Mostly Natives Nursery. Be sure             land, and to educate the public regarding the value of
to pay them a visit. Here is information about them:            our natural heritage.”
Anderson Valley Nursery                                         On December 14, 2001, RCLC acquired a 3.5 acre
This is a wholesale and retail nursery in the town of           portion of the Hearn Gulch Headlands in Mendocino
Boonville. Owner, Ken Montgomery has a great                    County from Jon Bell. This acquisition, RCLC's first
selection of beautiful, healthy California native and
                                                                land purchase, provides public access to a broad
Mediterranean plants.
                                                                treeless ocean overlook, a sheltered ravine, and a
18151 Mountain View Rd                                          sandy beach with a small creek. The purchase was
Boonville CA 95415
                                                                made possible by grants from the State Coastal
(707) 895-3853
                                                                Conservancy and the California Department of
California Flora Nursery                                        Transportation, as well as the enthusiastic support of
California Flora Nursery is a small, unconventional             many local citizens who have long sought the
nursery devoted to California natives and                       preservation of this piece of the southern Mendocino
Mediterranean’s, with an exceptional diversity of               County coast.
offerings.
Located at the intersection of Somers and D streets in          RCLC is currently requesting donations of any amount
Fulton, Sonoma County, California.                              to help raise at least $10,000 for Hearn Gulch and
(707) 528-8813                                                  they also still need to raise funds for Gualala Bluff
                                                                Trail, Bourns Landing and Cook's Beach trail, and
Growing Concern Nursery                                         another public access way at St Orres Beach. Much
Growing Concern is a nursery that specializes in exotic,        of the required funds are being provided by the State
edible, and unusual plants and also has a Natives               Coastal Conservancy, but RCLC is expected to match
section. Be sure to visit this nursery with its well-
                                                                them as much as possible.
informed staff to buy whatever you need for the garden.
38520 S Highway 1                                               The DKY chapter has recently made a donation of
Gualala CA 95445-9535                                           $1,000 to RCLC towards the purchase of two
(707) 884-3982                                                  additional lots at Hearn Gulch, south of the 3.5 acre
                                                                portion they already own. Two DKY-CNPS members
Gualala Trading Company & Nursery                               conducted the required botanical surveys for all of the
This nursery has a great selection of plants and Garden
                                                                lots. We found that at least 6 plants listed by the
accessories. Our community appreciates the
                                                                CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants
knowledgeable and friendly staff. If they don’t have what
you need they can almost always order it. Check out             inhabit the area as well as fragile Coastal Terrace
their selection of California natives and Sea Ranch             Prairie and Northern Coastal Bluff plant communities.
approved plants.                                                Unfortunately these and other habitats on the
38700 South Highway 1                                           properties are currently being degraded by people
Gualala, CA 95445-0957                                          driving their vehicles onto the headlands. Some
ventrellat@aol.com                                              portions are severely degraded while others are fairly
707.884.9633                                                    healthy but all need to have vehicular access blocked.
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RCLC continues to work on the improvements needed              too badly on the ranching operations. For example, it
to make access safe and suitable for the general               might be beneficial to exclude cattle from the outer
public and to protect the fragile bluff and headland           sea bluff prairie areas, which are largely native
areas as rapidly as funds and completion of various            bunchgrass. A few randomly collected samples all
permits allow. For more information about RCLC’s               keyed out as tufted hairgrass, Deschampsia
stewardship on this and other preservation projects, or        caespitosa. It also turns out there is a good sized
to donate, please contact:                                     stand of shore pine, Pinus contorta ssp. contorta on
                                                               the portion of the property south of the Lighthouse.
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy
                                                               This is surely the southernmost significant stand of
P.O. Box 1511 Gualala, CA 95445-1511
                                                               this species. The trees seem to be reproducing nicely,
Phone: (707) 785-3327
                                                               so there may be no need to exclude livestock from the
Email: rclc@rc-lc.org
                                                               area. Can anything else be done to insure the long-
website: www.rc-lc.org/pages/mission.html
                                                               term viability of this population of shore pine?

CONSERVATION NEWS                                              HISTORY & CURRENT ACTIVITIES OF THE
by Lori Hubbart                                                DOROTHY KING YOUNG CHAPTER
                                                               by Joan Curry
New Superintendent For Mendocino State Parks:
Finally, the vacancy left after Greg Picard’s retirement       [Note :This is a version of a longer article that appeared in the
has been filled! It is a very hopeful that the new Supe        September 24, 2004 issue of Real Estate Magazine, Vol. 18,
                                                               Number 7; identical selections reprinted with permission of R.E.M.]
has a resources background. Here is the official
notice from the Department of Parks and Recreation:            The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to
“Please join me in welcoming Mike Wells as the new             increase understanding and appreciation of
Mendocino District Superintendent. Mike started                California’s native plants and to conserve them and
working for State Parks in 1975 as a State Park                their natural habitats through education, science,
Ranger I in several State Park units. He also served           advocacy, horticulture, and land stewardship.
as Associate State Park Resource Ecologist at the              The California flora is the greatest in number and
Northern and Southern Region Offices and then later            variety of any state. In fact, it contains more plant
as Senior State Park Resource Ecologist and                    species than all the central and northeastern
subsequently Sector Superintendent for San Diego               United States and Canada combined. Of the 7000
Coast District. Mike brings the skills, knowledge and          species, more than one third are endemic to specific
abilities to meet the many challenges our Department           localities (found nowhere else) and are under constant
will face over the next few years. Mike's official start       pressure from ‘civilization’.
date will be announced shortly. Congratulations Mike!”
Lynn Rhodes                                                    In 1965, the California native plant garden in the
Chief, Northern Division                                       Regional Parks Botanic Garden, part of East Bay
California State Parks                                         Regional Park in the hills above Berkeley, was
916~657~4042                                                   scheduled to be closed due to lack of funding. The
lrhod@parks.ca.gov                                             prospective loss of this important resource so alarmed
                                                               a group of native plant enthusiasts, including UC
Jackson Demonstration State Forest – Wes Chesbro’s             educators, that they banded together to raise money
bill to reform the mandate and practices of our state          and lobby to save the garden. They succeeded. In
forests made it all the way through the State                  order to prevent more potential loss of our native flora,
Legislature, only to be vetoed by the Governor.                they formed a non-profit organization with the mission
What’s next for JDSF? Possibly more legal actions –            to protect and preserve the rich native flora. Thus was
stay tuned.                                                    born the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) with
Fort Bragg Golf Course – We still have nothing to              the original East Bay Chapter the first of 33 in the
report, except that delays in getting the hydrology            state.
documents released will have to mean delays for the            The local coastal chapter was formed in 1966 by two
whole project.                                                 of the original members of the East Bay Chapter,
Stornetta Ranch – Our chapter may have additional              Dorothy and Charley Young. This happened when
comments to make on management of vegetation on                they put out a call for volunteers to rescue a rich plant
the Stornetta property. There may be ways to keep              community in danger of being bulldozed. Thirty-two
grazing animals out of certain areas without impinging         people showed up and as a result of “The Big Dig” a
                                                               new chapter was formed in Gualala. The meetings
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were held at Grandpa Charley’s Park - the home of               In the Mendocino coastal zone we are incredibly
the Young’s situated in the redwoods above Gualala.             fortunate with our rich flora. Much of this is due to the
The charming Calypso orchid was scattered across                protection given by State Parks, other governmental
the property and it soon became the logo of the local           agencies, and caring private land owners. From the
chapter which stretched from Jenner to Humboldt in              Ten Mile River in the north to Glass Beach at
the beginning but is now just as far north as Westport.         the southern end, MacKerricher State Park
                                                                encompasses some of our most spectacular natural
                                                                areas - dunes, fens, bluffs, beaches dotted or covered
                                                                with plants year round.
                                                                Steve Edwards, the current director of the Regional
                                                                Parks Botanic Garden (site of the genesis of CNPS),
                                                                says “For pure sheets of color, the showiest sea bluff
                                                                in the Fort Bragg area is at Glass Beach...For me, few
                                                                scenes in California are as breathtaking as the brilliant
                                                                yellow of our native wildflowers against a backdrop of
                                                                deep-blue ocean and wind driven surf...Glass Beach
                                                                offers Californians one of the most flowery places on
                                                                our entire coast.”




Dorothy King Young and ‘Grandpa’ Charley Young.
Photo courtesy of Lori Hubbart.
Charley Young became the 1st CNPS Fellow in 1973
in recognition for his contributions to the success of          Joan Curry (second from right) leads a walk on the Glass
the organization. In the same year, Dorothy King                Beach Bluffs near Pudding Creek in Fort Bragg in March
Young was president of the Gualala Chapter and in               2002. Photograph by Pat Howard.
her honor the name was changed to the Dorothy King
Young Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.           Share his enthusiasm! Each year CNPS offers walks
(DKY CNPS)                                                      on Glass Beach Bluffs in February and March. The
                                                                Mendocino-Fort Bragg area also has a rich variety of
The California flora owes its abundance and diversity           native conifers: Bishop pines, shore pines, grand firs,
to 3 factors, one of which is a climate of many different       western hemlocks, Douglas firs, Sitka spruces, and of
zones, including our predominant Mediterranean                  course, coast redwoods, Sequoia sempervirens, for
climate of hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters .             which the area is famous.
We share this type with 4 other regions on earth:
                                                                Another of our unique attractions is pygmy forest
western Chile, southern Africa, southwest Australia,
                                                                habitat that is found nowhere else in the world. It
and the Mediterranean Basin - each also famous for
                                                                occurs on ancient uplifted ocean terraces from Fort
its flora.
                                                                Bragg south to Salt Point State Park near Jenner.
A second related factor is our varied topography of             Excellent places to visit pygmy forest are the upper
high relief ranging from low deserts to sub-alpine              Van Damme State Park (east on Little River Airport
peaks. The third factor is the diversity of our geology         Road, turn left just past the Y) and the Jughandle
and soils - some plants being restricted to certain             Ecological Staircase, a 5 mile round trip hike from the
derivative soils such as serpentine, granitic, limestone,       Jughandle State Reserve parking lot near Caspar.
or volcanic ash; others limited to vernal pools, for
instance.

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Continuing south, the Mendocino Headlands offers                    invasive exotics are the greatest danger to our
another wonderful floristic experience on the bluffs;               National Parks and have allocated some funds
Manchester State Beach shows off its dune plants;                   to fight the problem. A bill is currently in our state
and the newly saved Stornetta Ranch near the Point                  legislature, AB2631(introduced by Assembly member
Arena Lighthouse contains significant natural                       Lois Wolk) to develop a statewide plan for the
resources. The sites mentioned above offer just a                   prevention, control and management of invasive
taste of the magnificence of the Mendocino Coast.                   species. Write your representative in Sacramento
                                                                    (Patti Berg) to support this bill. Whenever native
CNPS is committed to the daunting task of protecting
                                                                    plants and their communities are saved, everything
our resources – plant communities, rare and
                                                                    dependent upon them can also survive.
endangered species, and keeping habitat intact for the
various species who depend upon it for survival. For                DKY CNPS sponsors educational programs in the
instance, there are 4 rare species found on Glass                   schools and lectures by knowledgeable speakers,
Beach: Castilleja mendocinensis (Indian paintbrush),                either in Gualala or the Fort Bragg-Mendocino area.
Erysimum menziesii (Wallflower), Phacelia insularis                 Field trips usually begin in February and camping trips
var. continentis, and Blennosperma nanum var.                       in June and July. The October native plant sale is held
robustum which is only found at Pt. Reyes National                  in Gualala. This brings us back to the basics - after all
Seashore and at Glass Beach.                                        native plants are our raison d’etre. Without plants
                                                                    there is no life! And that is a fact of life.
                                                                    Once a year CNPS members share an Environmental
                                                                    Partnership potluck to honor outstanding members of
                                                                    the coastal community for their work in protecting our
                                                                    environment. The group was formed 10 years ago by
                                                                    CNPS, joined by Audubon, Mendocino Land Trust
                                                                    and the Mendocino Area Parks Association to bring
                                                                    the director of the Coastal Conservancy here to visit
                                                                    Glass Beach. He came, he saw, and now Glass
                                                                    Beach is saved as part of MacKerricher State Park.
                                                                    When John Muir walked out of the mountains he saw
                                                                    the vast Central Valley covered with a mass of
                                                                    wildflowers. Now, only remnants are preserved in
                                                                    areas such as Bear Valley off Highway 20 and the
                                                                    Carrizo Plains near Ojai. We should cherish our good
Blennosperma nanum var. robustum © Doreen Smith                     fortune here and take care of the gems in our midst.
Our native plants are under the pressure from                       The field trips offer the cheapest education in native
development and from invasive (introduced) species                  plants anywhere; however we recommend taking
which can outcompete and dominate natives and                       Teresa Sholars classes at the College of the
destroy habitat critical for the survival of native wildlife.       Redwoods. “Nomina.si.nescis, perit. ut. cognito.rerum”
Once an invader establishes a toehold it is often                   (If you do not know the names, your knowledge of the
impossible to eradicate it, but we can, with great effort           things perishes) - Linnaeus.
and cooperation, attempt to contain the spread. A few
years ago DKY members and others in Gualala                         CNPS has been essential in the fight to preserve our
focused on ridding that area of pampas grass. It was                native flora. If you would like more information contact
quite successful with active community support both                 Jon Thompson, DKY president, at 884-4847 and
physical and monetary.                                              check our website at www.dkycnps.org. Membership
                                                                    is $35 ($20 for student, retired or limited income) and
In the 1990s, CNPS, together with State Parks,                      includes participation in all the activities listed above,
sponsored two forums on invasive plants.                            subscription to the quarterly magazine Fremontia and
Unfortunately, community action has not brought the                 to the DKY Chapter newsletter, the Calypso. We
same results as occurred in the Gualala area. Pampas                welcome your interest.
grass, Scotch and French broom and gorse remain                                           ~~~
widespread and their range is increasing yearly.
Caltrans is removing pampas grass on certain of their
rights of way. The Federal government realizes
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LETTER OF THANKS for Joan’s article from the                Bolander Pine (Pinus contorta var. bolanderi) is found
daughter of Dorothy King Young sent to Bob                  in northern stands but does not seem to be found in
Rutemoeller on a card with a color photo of Spotted         stands to the south. Earlier reports place this pine in
Corral Root Orchids taken by Winnie:                        the Salt Point State Park Pygmy Forest but none were
                                                            found by the DKY team in August 2004. Further study
Dear DKY Chapter of CNPS,
                                                            is needed at Salt Point and elsewhere to define
Thanks so much for sending me a copy of Mendo               differences in Pygmy vegetation according to location.
Coast Real Estate News Magazine featuring CNPS
and my parents' history with the organization.              DKY training in data collection and sampling methods
You are so thoughtful! Friends of mine from Arcata          will appear in the next issue of Calypso. For further
had been in Fort Bragg recently and told me they had        information or to participate in this project, contact
seen my mother's picture in some publication there-         Dorothy Scherer, Vegetation Chairperson at 882-
and it must have been this.                                 2580.
Thanks again! Winnie Trump
                                                            NATIVES IN THE GARDEN
                                                            by Lori Hubbart
VEGETATION COMMITTEE
by Dorothy Scherer                                          So, you bought some native plants …now what? If
                                                            you and the plants are ready for planting out, now is
This year the DKY Vegetation Committee began
                                                            the ideal time. Days are shorter, plant-munching
collecting data in the various stands of Pygmy Forest
                                                            insects are fewer, and rain is on the way (at least we
along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast.
                                                            fervently hope so!).
Pygmy Forest has been identified as a sensitive plant
community by the California Natural Diversity               Plants in small pots that may not be ready for the
Database (CNDDB) because it has fewer than 100              transition to life in the ground can be moved into larger
viable occurrences already identified or likely to be       containers. Just make sure your potting soil is not too
found in currently unmapped areas.                          rich, and stay away from potting mixes based on
                                                            manure. Most natives don’t seem to like that
The data we have collected has been sent to the
                                                            combination of heavy nitrogen and salts next to their
CNDDB in Sacramento where it helps in protection of
                                                            roots. There are exceptions, though, such as Douglas
this rare vegetation type. Any project or natural
                                                            iris, which seems to thrive where cows or horses
occurrence that impacts pygmy habitat is significant.
                                                            roam.
The information we have collected will also be
reflected in the revised edition of CNPS’ A Manual of       Any plant newly planted out in the garden should be
California Vegetation by Sawyer and Keeler-Wolf, due        caged to prevent damage by deer or rabbits. Deer will
for completion in the next eighteen months.                 often pull up new plants, even if they don’t eat them.
                                                            Your goal should be to get your new garden plants
Pygmy forest stands occur from Fort Bragg in
                                                            established – roots well-anchored, and stems and
Mendocino County south to Salt Point State Park near
                                                            leaves somewhat hardened off. When they are
Jenner in Sonoma County. Locations and dates of
                                                            growing well, and seem to have settled in, it may be
sampling in 2004 include two privately owned parcels
                                                            safe to remove the barrier.
on Iversen Road near Gualala (January 17 & 18),
Jackson State Demonstration Forest off Simpson              Since we want our plants to put on new growth, it can
Lane in Fort Bragg (May 1), Van Damme State Park            be difficult to prune plants that were just purchased.
near Little River (May 2), and Salt Point State Park        You spent good money on a 2’ tall shrub, and now
(August 29).                                                you’re expected to reduce it to a 1’ tall shrub? Well,
                                                            sometimes the answer is, yes. Very long, whip-like
Some of the plant species typically found in Pygmy
                                                            branches should be pruned back, and unbalanced
Forest include:
                                                            plants should be evened up by pruning. Many natives
Pygmy Cypress (Cupressus goveniana ssp. pigmaea)            take to shaping best as young plants, so don’t wait
Bishop Pine (Pinus muricata)                                until they have become large and woody.
Fort Bragg manzanita (Arctostaphylos nummularia)
California huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)                   Some plants have special requirements. Native
Salal (Gaultheria shallon)                                  sages, Salvia species, need full sun and good
Bear Grass (Xerophyllum tenax)                              drainage. Our gorgeous shrubby sages are closely
                                                            related to the culinary sage of Mediterranean Europe,
                                                            and appreciate similar growing conditions. Some

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California Salvias can be used as herbs, too. They are           plants. Just click on Discussions in the left hand
deer-resistant, attractive to hummingbirds, great in             column, and you’ll find it.
dried arrangements, and wonderfully aromatic.                                          ~~~
Their cousins, the pitcher sages, Lepechinia species,            LETTER OF THANKS TO THE CHAPTER:
have very fragrant, fuzzy leaves. L. fragrans, from
Southern California, was featured at the sale, and if            Dear CNPS members,
you bought one of Roberta Rams’ favorite shrubs,                 When I opened the parcel with the book of the
you’ll be glad you did. Wait until you see the large,            beautiful flowers of Mendocino[A Journey Through
pale lavender, Campanula-like flowers.                           Time – Mendocino County Wildflowers by Peter
                                                                 Stearns], I just about cried. Your generous gift and
It’s the flowers that are fragrant, rather than the leaves
                                                                 note evoked so many happy memories of all the fun
of the deciduous native azalea, Rhododendron
                                                                 times we enjoyed with the CNPC members. I have to
occidentale. It can be tricky to place in the garden, as
                                                                 say I would never make the grade as a botanist. I did
it likes full sun to filtered shade with moving water
                                                                 memorize fifty Latin names and I tried to rush ahead of
through most of the year. Think of a slowly moving
                                                                 Clare to spot unusual flowers. The camping trips, the
stream, or ground water continually oozing down a
                                                                 excitement of the annual plant sale, all added a
slope. The azalea is among the plants that need water
                                                                 special dimension to our life on the coast.
running over their roots – not a torrent, but definitely
                                                                 Unfortunately, Perk has not recovered too well from
not a static bog situation, either.
                                                                 his fractured femur. I hope the chapter continues to
                                                                 flourish and welcome energetic new blood.
                                                                 Thank you, Marion Perkins
                                                                 5801 W Crestline Rd
                                                                 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

                                                                 JEPSON HERBARIUM WORKSHOPS IN 2004-2005
                                                                 Friends of the Jepson Herbarium present this year’s
                                                                 weekend workshops. For more information or to
                                                                 register, please contact Cynthia Perrine, Jepson
                                                                 Herbarium, (510) 643-7008, or consult
                                                                 http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/jepwkshp.html
                                                                 2004: Nov 13-14: Introduction to Medicinal Fungi and
                                                                 Herbs; Dec 4-5: Plant Evolution and Diversity; Dec
                                                                 11: Reconstructing the Tree of Life;
                                                                 2005: Jan 29-30: Photoshop for Botanical
                                                                 Photographers; Feb 5: Diversity and Ecology in the
                                                                 Archaea; Feb 26: What Happened to “Plants”?; Mar
                                                                 12-13: Introduction to Morphology and ID of Flowering
                                                                 Plants; Mar 19-20: Basics of Botanical Illustration; Mar
                                                                 26-27: Introduction to Digital Photography; April 2-3
Photograph of Rhododendron occidentale                           and April 9-11: Fifty Plant Families in the Field; April
by Sherry Ballard © 1999 California Academy of Sciences          23: Ferns and Flowering Plants; April 21-24: Flora of
An azalea planted in full sun all by itself may not              San Diego County; April 28-May 1: Painting Coastal
thrive, either. Look at wild azaleas in full sun, like           Wildflowers; May 6-8: Boraginaceae; May 7-8:
those at The Sea Ranch Chapel. They are all in a                 Poaceae; May 12-15: Flora of Eureka Dunes and Inyo
group together, shading each other’s roots. Single               Mts; June 2-5: Spring Mts. (Nevada) Flora II; June 3-
azalea plants should probably be given more dappled              5: Pygmy and Redwood Forest Ecology; June 17-19:
conditions, with a background of trees. Our acid soils           Concepts in Applied Wetland Restoration; June 25-
suit this shrub perfectly. Once it gets big enough to            26: Thistles; June 24-26: Seaweeds; July 7-10:
bloom, you can prune it after flowering to shape,                Plants of Bear Basin Butte Area; July 15-17: Salix;
restrain its growth and keep it from getting leggy.              July 21-24: Flora of the Convict Lake Region; July
                                                                 28-31: Sierra Nevada Plants; Aug 20-21: Aquatic
By the way, the state CNPS website, www.cnps.org as              Plants; Aug 27-28: Compositae.
an online discussion board on gardening with native
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Next Board Meeting to be held at the Annual Meeting                  MAILINGS      Linda Jones 785-1743
Potluck Luncheon December 12, 2004 in Elk. Officer                   MEMBERSHIP    Bob Rutemoeller 884-4426
nominations will be reported on at this meeting. For                 NEWSLETTER Julia Larke 964-2845
information contact Jon Thompson 884-4847.                           PLANT SALE    Jon Thompson 884-4847
                                                                     PLANT WATCH Heidi Marshall 884-383
Calypso Deadline: If you wish to submit material to the
                                                                     POSTERS       Mary Hunter 785-1150
Calypso, deadline for the next issue is December 15th.
                                                                     PROGRAMS      OPEN; Lori Hubbart (pro tem)
The DKY Chapter webpage at www.dkycnps.org                           PUBLICITY     OPEN
offers a variety of useful information such as Activities &          RARE & ENDANGERED:
Events, What’s Now Blooming, Native Flora Locations                    North       Teresa Sholars 962-2686 W
and Plantlists, Useful Field Guides and Reference books,               Inland      Clare Wheeler-Sias 895-3131
links to CNPS chapters and environmental organizations.                Sea Ranch   Elaine Mahaffey 785-2279
The current issue and past issues of the Calypso can                   Sonoma Co. Dorothy Scherer 882-2850
also be viewed. Check out the photographs in color!                    South Coast Mary Rhyne 884-3043
The webmaster, Norm Jensen, encourages you to send                   VEGETATION    Dorothy Scherer 882-2850
in material of interest to CNPS members, such as                     WEBMASTER     Norm Jensen
wildflower/nature photos, or report on what’s blooming in                          webmaster@dkycnps.org
your neck of the woods, or send in notice of upcoming
                                                                  All phone numbers are area code 707.
events or interesting books or articles that might appeal
to members.
                                                                          CNPS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
MEMBERSHIP                                                                 DOROTHY KING YOUNG CHAPTER
  New Members:                                                    Membership in the California Native Plant Society is
  Gretchen Barton               Point Arena                       open to all. The task and mission of the Society is to
  Pennie Darcy & Family         Albion                            increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of
  James Jackson                 Mendocino                         California native plants. The challenge is to preserve
  Subir Sanyal                  Walnut Creek                      their natural habitat through scientific educational, and
  Rich Schimbor                 Gualala                           conservation activities. Membership includes
  Cynthia VanKleeck             Mendocino                         subscription to the quarterly Fremontia, as well as our
  Julie Verran                  Gualala                           local chapter newsletter, the Calypso.
  Diane Wickstrom               Gualala                           Name ______________________________________
  Karl Young & Sue Friedland    Gualala                           Address ____________________________________
  --- Submitted by Bob Rutemoeller                                City ________________________ Zip ___________
                                                                  Tel ______________ e-mail ____________________
OFFICERS 2004                                                     I wish to affiliate with the DKY Chapter _______
  President:                 Jon Thompson 884-4847                Or, other chapter _____________________________
  Vice President (Acting):   Pat Howard    937-4052
  Secretary (Acting):        Rich Schimbor                        (Please check, or name one; CNPS will make
  Treasurer:                 Mary Hunter 785-1150                 assignment if none is specified by applicant.)
                                                                            MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
                                                                  Limited Income                         $20
   AT LARGE       Patricia Bauer 937-4052                         Individual                             $35
   CAMPING        OPEN                                            Family/Group                           $45
   CONSERVATION Lori Hubbart 882-1655                             Supporting                             $75
                  fax:882-1645;                                   Plant Lover                            $100
                  Greg Jirak 882-1660 W                           Patron                                 $250
   EDUCATION      Heidi Marshall 884-383                          Benefactor                             $500
   FIELDTRIPS     OPEN                                            Mariposa Lily                          $1000
   HISTORIAN      Ramona Crooks 884-3585
   HOSPITALITY:                                                   Make Check out to the California Native Plant Society,
      North Coast Pat Howard      937-4052                        mail check and application to:
      South Coast Beverly Sloane 785-3134                         Bob Rutemoeller, Membership Committee
                  Roberta Rams 884-4847                           DKY Chapter, CNPS
   INVASIVES      Joan Curry      937-1649                        PO Box 577
   JUBATA ERADICATION OPEN                                        Gualala CA 95445
   LEGISLATION    OPEN

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