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Quail-friendly Plants of Baja California

  • Casa Del Prado, Rm 101 1600 Village Place San Diego, CA, 92101 United States (map)

with Sula Vanderplank, Ph.D, Conservation Botanist

Sula will speak about her explorations of the flora of the Santo Tomás, San Vincente, San Jacinto, and San Quintín Valleys, which are core habitats for the California Quail.

Sula Vanderplank, Ph.D., is a conservation scientist who works as a Biodiversity Explorer for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, and serves as Science Advisor for Terra Peninsular, AC. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside, and is a research associate at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She has spent the last 10 years studying the flora of NW Baja California, where her favorite habitat is maritime succulent scrub. She wrote her masters thesis on the flora of San Quintin and later authored the regional field guide, "Quail-friendly Plants of Baja California". She is also the co-author with Jim Riley & Jon Rebman of "Plant Guide: Maritime Succulent Scrub Region, Northwest Baja California, Mexico".


We will host our annual holiday potluck at the December meeting. Bring a dish to share.


6:30pm-7pm: There will be no NATIVES FOR NOVICES presentation this evening. Share and enjoy the potluck beginning at 6:30.

7:00pm-7:30pm: A time for discussion, camaraderie, visiting, and enjoying the sales table.

7:30pm: FEATURED PRESENTATION