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History of Plant Collecting and Floristic Discoveries in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
with Jon Rebman


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Dr. Jon Rebman, curator of botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum, will talk to the Botany Society in Borrego Springs February 11 about the “History of Plant Collecting and Floristic Discoveries in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.”

The park’s plant population numbers about 900 species. “Botanical discoveries of plants new to the region and others with affinities to other biogeographic regions such as the Mohave Desert have significantly changed our interpretation of the park's flora and its plant diversity,” Dr. Rebman said.

His presentation will start at 10 a.m. at the state park’s Visitor Center. The public is invited, and there is no charge.

A day before, the museum curator will give a field class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on plant identification and collecting in the park. The class starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Participants will meet at the west end of the state park’s Visitor Center in Borrego Springs. For Anza-Borrego Foundation members, the fee is $45. For non-members it is $55.

Interested persons can register by calling 760-767-4063 or visiting Anza-Borrego Foundation’s website at theabf.org. The class is limited to 18 participants. A high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended.

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