* Monday, Dec 19th, 7PM - 9PM. Holiday Social – Botanical Destinations and Stories. Location: Amazon Community Center. Attendees are invited to bring up to 10 photos on a flash drive to show and recount their botanical adventures over the year. Bring a snack or beverage to share. Beverages are provided. We try to make this a no-waste event so please bring your own beverage cup, small plate, utensils, and napkin if possible. To protect our members, we request that attendees follow health precautions including wearing face masks indoors and refraining from attendance if experiencing any symptoms.
* Monday, Jan 16th, 7PM - 9PM. Climate and plant-pollinator networks in the Cascade Range. Presenter: Melinda Vickers, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Location: Online via Zoom. Meadows in the Oregon Cascades are vital and threatened ecosystems that support a tremendous amount of both plant and pollinator diversity. My research used long-term data from the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest to get a better understanding of how these networks of plants and pollinators are impacted by climate variation and what that might mean for their future. Zoom link to be published on Emerald Chapter website and distributed to members via email.