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The Grand Botanical Adventure Across California

"The Grand Botanical Adventure Across California" site includes photos, slide shows and comments connected to a class I took through the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. The class was led by Bob Haller, Bob Muller, and Nancy Vivrette and was called A Grand Botanical Adventure across Central California Botany 620B. Links to slide shows and other pages are in green text. Our caravan covered a big swath of California from June 13-20, 2010. These pages are a way for me to revisit the concepts, botany and great places that we visited. I am a student not a master biologist and have an imperfect understanding of the concepts and species, so much of these pages information should be varified by offical sources. Some of the informaiton is from the course handhouts. Hopefully I will be elaborating and adding to the site. It was a fun trip with a great group.

China Cove, Point Lobos State Reserve

Point Lobos State Reserve - June 13, 2010 (Start of day one, The Grand Botanical Adventure Across California)

Coast Redwood

S.F.M Botanical Preserve, Pacific Grove and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park - June 13, 2010 (Rest of first day of The Grand Botanical Adventure Across California)

San Luis Resevoir
San Luis Resevoir Visitor Center

San Joaquin Valley to Sierra Nevada Foothills, San Luis Reservoir and Visitor Center - June 14, 2010 (Day two of The Grand Botanical Adventure Across California)

Yosemite Waterfall
Bridalveil Falls - June 15, 2010

Yosemite National Park - June 15, 2010, Giant Sequoia - Sequoiadendron Giganteum, Glacier Point, Snow Plant - Sarcodes sanguinea, El Capitan Peak (Day three of The Grand Botanical Adventure Across California)

Yosemite Waterfalls Movie June 2010

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley and Fire Burnt Area - June 16, 2010
Merced River, Yosemite Fall, Bridalveil Fall, Ribbon Fall, Yosemite Valley Meadow (Day four part one of The Grand Botanical Adventure Across California)

Olmstead Place

Yosemite High Sierra and over the Tioga Pass - June 16, 2010
Meadow with flowers, Olmsted Point, Tenaya Lake, Tuolumne Meadows, Snowmelt (Day four part two on The Great Botanical Adventure Across California)

Mono Lake

Mono Lake, Eastern Sierra, Convict Lake to Bishop - June 17, 2010
Great Basin Sagebrush - Artemisia tridentata, Tufa Towers, Violet-green swallow, Jeffery Pine - Pinus Jeffrey, Pinyon Pine (Day five part one)

Bristlecone Pine

White Mountains, Inyo County, CA - June 17, 2010
Bristlecone Pine - Pinus Longaeva, wildflowers, Junipers, Clark's nutcracker - Nucifraga columbiana (Day five part two)

Onion Valley, CA

Lone Pine, Onion Road, Onion Valley, Turtle Creek Campground, Owens Lake - June 18, 2010 (Day six)

Death Valley

Road from Owens Valley, Death Valley - June 19, 2010
Charcoal Kilns, Wildflowers, Panamint daisy - Enceliopsis covillei (Day seven part one)

Video of Bruce Huebner playing his Shakuhachi flute at the Charcoal Kilns in the mountains of Death Valley National Park on June 19, 2010.

Death Valley National Park - June 19, 2010
Visitor Center, Valley floor, Artist Palette, Salt flats, Below Sea Level (Day seven part two)

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