Great to see the enthusiasm, and it would be great to see you there Bob!
Yes, this is a one-day event. Since this is a function of the Davis Botanical Society, there is a fee of $15 for DBS members, $20 for nonmembers.
Pre-registration is required (see below).
As this area has special designation as a Botanical Area, collecting any material is not allowed. However, CPers have used the area in the past to dump non-native CP, and I'll see if I can get permission to remove them if we can find them. It will be like a rotten-easter-egg hunt!
Incidentally, another native species we may find (in pathetic amounts) is Utricularia minor. Utricularia macrorhiza has been recorded for the site, but I've never seen it there.
Here is more logistical information:
Davis Botanical Society Spring Field Trip Butterfly Valley Botanical Area Saturday, June 27th, 2009 7 am to 7 pm
Trip leaders: Barry Rice, Ellen Dean and Beth Salvia
Sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity
Butterfly Valley is a botanical treasure trove! If you have never been there, this trip is a must! Our goal on this trip will be to see at least two species of extraordinary California carnivorous plants: The California pitcher plant Darlingtonia californica, and the round-leafed sundew Drosera rotundifolia. These plants are not only fascinating in themselves, they are rich in botanical history. In the 1870’s, Rebecca Merritt Austin made crucial early observations about Darlingtonia in Butterfly Valley. Join us as we (carefully) trod the ground that Austin did, as we also look for the 500+ species of vascular plants in the valley! We will also be stopping along the Feather River for lunch and to visit an area home to the orchid Epipactus grandiflora.
Details: We will be carpooling. Meet at the parking lot across from the Arboretum headquarters at 6:45 am. Wear shoes comfortable for walking in moist conditions. This is a long trip! There are NO places nearby to buy food/water. Bring plenty to eat (a bag lunch as well as snacks), lots of fluids, hat, sunscreen and, of course, a camera!
Cost: $15.00 Davis Botanical Society members; $20.00 for non-members. Please be prepared to contribute for gas money if you ride in another’s car!
Pre-registration is required! Contact Ellen Dean at the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity at 530 752 1091.
Thanks for catching this! I cut/pasted the logistical information from the field trip flyer to my posting on January 9. I see the date on the flyer is apparently in error. The date should be 27 June. Thanks for catching this---I hope I can correct the error before the flyer is printed and distributed!