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ONLINE Coast to Cactus with Diana Lindsay and Jim Varnell | California Native Plant Society San Diego

April 16 @ 7:00 pm8:15 pm

San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneers Jim Varnell and Diana Lindsay will discuss the importance and usefulness of Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors, which is much more than a trail guideIt was designed to teach appreciation and understanding of the great biodiversity found in San Diego County. It is a field guide to the various habitats encountered on hundreds of County trails with descriptions of over 500 different species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates. It gets folks outside and appreciating native plants on new trails.

This lecture is part of CNPSSD’s Native Plant Week programming.

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Jim Varnell is a former president of the SDNat Canyoneers and a current member of the Canyoneer Training Team. With a BS in Biology from UCSD and Masters in Ecology from SDSU, he spent 35 years in IT, 30 of those in the College of Sciences at SDSU. He joined the Canyoneers in 2013 to get back to his love of the natural world and sharing it with his fellow San Diegans and has led over 300 hikes for the Canyoneers. Living on 20 acres in Ramona provides plenty of opportunities to interact with nature and indulge in his hobby of nature photography.

Favorite location to hike – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Favorite hike – Lower Willows Coyote Canyon

Diana Lindsay is the author or co-author of several books, including the guidebook Anza-Borrego Desert Region (now in its 6th edition) and Coloring Plants Used by Desert Indians. She was part of the team, including Jim Varnell, that edited Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors. She is a former trustee of the SDNHM and has been a Canyoneer since 1988. She was a founding member of the Colorado Desert District Botany Society and served as president. She received her BA and MA from SDSU in geography and history.

Favorite location to hike – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Favorite hike – Rainbow Canyon Loop

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Date:
April 16
Time:
7:00 pm–8:15 pm
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Organizer

California Native Plant Society – San Diego Chapter
Website:
http://www.cnpssd.org/