Tucson

Meetings of the Tucson Chapter

Location for Chapter Meetings

The Tucson chapter holds meetings between September and May each year, with a summer break.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our meetings in 2021-2022 will be conducted via Zoom.  We will continue to meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.  The meeting zoom will open at 6:45 pm to allow us to interact socially before the speaker begins.  Mailing list members will receive a Zoom link the Monday before the meeting.  If you are not on our mailing list and wish to attend one of our meetings on Zoom, email us at NativePlantsTucson@gmail.com to request the Zoom link.  Videos of past meetings can be found on our YouTube channel.

Tucson Chapter Meetings

Our meetings will resume in September, 2022.  Stay tuned for more information!

SUMMER EVENTS

Summer School for Plant Lovers

The University of Arizona Herbarium and the Arizona Native Plant Society will be conducting two short, non-credit courses for people interested in either grass identification or general plant identification, collecting, and processing protocols for herbaria.

If you are interested in either, or both, please contact Ries Lindley at ries.lindley@gmail.com

Grass Class                                                   

Dates: August 12 and 26 (this is a single 2-day class

Times: 9 AM to 3 PM-ish

Where: University of Arizona Herbarium in Herring Hall

Fee: About $40 (we don’t know the cost of materials yet)

This class is a rather intensive crash course in grass identification. The class is meant for people who are seriously interested in identifying species in a difficult family. About half the time each day will be spent on understanding grass terminology, and the remaining half will be spent as lab time identifying and understanding specimens.

PAPAZ Plant Identification (Plant Atlas Project of Arizona)

Dates: August 18, 19, and 20 (this a single 3-day class)

Times: 9 AM to 3 PM-ish

Where: University of Arizona Herbarium in Herring Hall

Fee: Attendees are asked to spend a minimum of two days in the future collecting for any PAPAZ project.

This class is for people new to plant collecting. PAPAZ class is a Botany 101 course in 3 days. Two days are  spent in the herbarium learning fundamental plant terminology, plant ID, herbarium protocols, and botanical study resources. The third day is a field laboratory in plant collection. People who complete the course will have fundamental plant identification skills and will be ready to work on any of the various PAPAZ projects in Arizona.

THE MONSOON MIXER RETURNS!

After a couple of long pandemic years, we can finally rejoin our friends and colleagues in the Arizona Native Plant Society for an evening of fun, conversation, and the restoration of old friendships.  We will host our summer Monsoon Mixer on Friday, August 12, 2022, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Mercado Annex in Tucson, located on Convento between Congress and Cushing.  This is an outdoor venue, where we can spread out and maintain social distancing while still having access to food and refreshment.   More information will follow- but put it on your calendar, and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 


For a list of credits and links to information about Botanical Art and Illustration, click HERE!

Recipes from December 2020 Deserts Libations Program –  CLICK HERE.

JOIN OUR CHAPTER E-LIST

Join Our Chapter E-list:  If you would like to receive reminders and announcements about field trips and meetings via e-mail, send a note to the Tucson Chapter email to be added to the list. Stay informed by joining us on Facebook.

Usually the most up-to-date information about upcoming chapter events can be found on our Facebook page.

 

Sonoran Desert Plants: Seasonal Flowering Schedules – Based on 20 years of data from 1966-1985 by William G. McGinnies

 

Chapter Leadership

Name Role Contact
Lyn Loveless President nativeplantstucson@gmail.com
Jack Dash Vice President nativeplantstucson@gmail.com
Andrew Gouvevitch Treasurer nativeplantstucson@gmail.com


Volunteering Opportunities

Want to get involved? We've got just the thing!

Cholla flower with visiting Diadasia

Do you like native plants?

Caring for agave and baby cacti? Consider volunteer opportunities at the Pima County Native Plant Nursery! Located at 5845 N. Camino de la Tierra, the Pima County Native Plant Nursery grows native plants for public projects and is looking for volunteers to help with weeding, watering and propagation. The nursery is open Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:30 pm. Email Amy for available times/days and details. Plant salvage at Cortaro Farms from Camino Del Oeste to Thornydate prior to road improvement project.

 

Chapter News

Dr. Michael Crimmins discussing drought and climate change in Arizona

Posted on Jul 13, 2021

This was from the May meeting of the Tucson Chapter.

“Bringing Back Mother Nature from Fountaingrass Strangulation and the Bighorn Fire in Alamo and Cargodera Canyons.”

Posted on Mar 16, 2021

From the Tucson Chapter meeting on November 12, 2020.  Our Speakers were John Scheuring and Patty Estes.

Native Desserts and Libations

Posted on Dec 16, 2020

From the Tucson Chapter Facebook page:


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