Fraser South Rhododendron Society
Our Monthly Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except June, July and August). Please note that our meeting place is now Langley Mennonite Fellowship Church hall, 20997 40th Avenue, Langley. Doors open shortly after 7:00 pm and meetings start at 7:30 pm. Guests are most welcome to attend.
In person meetings are not being held at this time
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm. (via Zoom)
Title – Death Valley Superbloom – Ron Long
Geologically Death Valley is a fascinating place. It is the hottest and driest place in the Western Hemisphere – not a place you would expect to find a floral spectacle. But with exactly the right amount of rain at exactly the right time (a rare occurrence) the desert is transformed.
However, to properly appreciate the plants it helps to know something about the environment. As a lead-in to a discussion of the plants this talk will include some of the unique geological features of Death Valley such as Sailing Stones and Sand Dunes where there is no sand.
Ron Long was the sciences photographer at Simon Fraser University for thirty-six years. Now retired, Ron travels extensively to botanic hotspots around the world and enjoys sharing his experiences and photographs with interested groups.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm – TBA
October 23-24 – The 2021 Virtual ARS Fall Conference hosted by the Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society and the Nanaimo Rhododendron Society in partnership with the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association. See the September YAK for details.
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