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The Spectacular Plant Diversity of San Pedro Valley Park
Saturday, January 13 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
On Saturday, January 13th at 7 pm, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park are pleased to welcome Morgan Stickrod to describe for us “The Spectacular Plant Diversity of San Pedro Valley Park.” Home to over 350 species of vascular plants, the ~1,052 acres of San Pedro Valley Park host an impressive diversity of plants and habitats, many of which are quite rare and have distributions barely exceeding the boundaries of the park. San Pedro Mountain and adjacent Montara Mountain form the northern spur of the Santa Cruz Mountains and share a floristic affinity with the coastal mountains extending to the south. San Pedro Mountain also contains traces of the formerly expansive Franciscan flora. The rich mosaic of biodiversity that characterizes the landscape has much to do with a fascinating geologic history, as well as a dynamic interplay of climatic and ecological processes. These factors will be considered as we explore the maritime chaparral, coastal scrub, riparian, coastal grassland habitats of the park, with emphasis on the fascinating flora and plant communities associated with them. Please join us via Zoom for this fascinating lecture.
About the Speaker: Morgan Stickrod is currently the Senior Botanist at Sol Ecology. He is a botanist and plant ecologist with over 10 years of experience doing research and field work throughout California, the southeastern United States, Mexico, and South America. He completed his MS at San Francisco State University, where his research focused on floristics, dispersal dynamics, and rare plant management within the Suisun Marsh estuarine complex. Recently, he has also been involved in research projects studying groups such as manzanitas (Arctostaphylos spp.), mariposa lilies (Calochortus spp.), CFP endemic thistles (Cirsium spp.) and chaparral pea (Pickeringia montana). In recent years, he also worked for SFPUC, doing rare plant management work throughout the San Francisco Peninsula watershed and Santa Cruz Mountains. He has also done consulting and floristic work throughout much of California, including vegetation mapping of Southeast Farallon Island, floristics of San Pedro Valley, and numerous rare plant mapping projects in areas such as the Klamath Mountain region, the Sierra Nevada, and the Mojave Desert.
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- Saturday, January 13
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST