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January 2021

The beauty and complexity of evolution: A focus on Arctostaphylos and its relatives

Saturday, January 23 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January’s program brings the eminent Dr. Tom Parker to begin our 2021 life sciences series to discuss manzanitas and their relatives with an emphasis on evolution. The talk involves several quite different processes such as fire, drought, animals, and hybridization, among others. According to Dr. Parker, differences among species have a great deal to do with the climates they live in, how they respond to fire, and their interactions with animals and not with the shape or color of the flowers.

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February 2021

Webinar with Dr. Nathalie Nagalingum: The Botany of Spring

Saturday, February 27 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spring is the time to look at and enjoy flowers. Join Dr. Nagalingum from the California Academy of Sciences for a closer look at flowers. Different pollinators benefit from variations in flower parts and we’ll discover how and why. We will even discover how flowers in the Victorian age were used in the language of sending discrete messages in the eternal quest for love.
Join us for this most illuminating program on form and structure of flowers.

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