Welcome to Siskiyou Chapter, NARGS
March 12th Chapter Meeting
The March 12th meeting of the Siskiyou Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society features Alex and Lillian Maksymowicz, who will describe their 2016 and 2018 trips to explore and photograph flowers in northern Wyoming’s Beartooth and Big Horn mountains. These two mountain ranges along the Wyoming-Montana border contain some of the most accessible alpine regions in the lower forty-eight states. Signature alpine floral gems growing there include Moss Campion, Douglasia, and Kelseya. Both trips occurred in late June, but heavier snow pack in 2018 added to the plant diversity Alex and Lillian observed, as well as the weather conditions they encountered.
Alex and Lillian are frequent botanical travelers, observing and photographing flowers in alpine regions and in less lofty locations. In addition to their Rocky Mountain visits to Wyoming and Montana, they have also visited the Purcell Range in British Columbia, the north and south islands of New Zealand, the Dolomites in northern Italy, the mountains of southern Spain, and have made two trips to Patagonia Alex teaches wildflower courses for OLLI @ SOU and has led field trips for the Siskiyou Chapter, North American Plant Society. Both Alex and Lillian are members the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) and the British Alpine Garden Society. Lillian is a past president of the local Siskiyou chapter of NARGS.
NARGS Study Weekend
“Rooted in Diversity”
Hosted by Delaware Valley Chapter
May 3 – 5, 2019
The Sheraton Great Valley in Frazer,
a suburb of Philadelphia
Contact: Jerry Rifkin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More information in the fall issue of the NARGS Rock Garden Quarterly
NEWS of OTHER PLANT and EDUCATION GROUPS
American Conifer Society Annual Meeting
Meeting site is the Oregon Gardens in Silverton, Oregon.
A post-conference tour will visit the Illinois Valley and ForestFarm at Pacifica. Conference details here.
Find meeting and field trip information for the Siskiyou Chapter, Native Plant Society of Oregon on their Facebook page.