DDBGS Seventh Weed Free Lecture ~ April 26th at 7:00pm by Zoom
Apr 3, 2022

The David Douglas Botanical Garden Society presents the Seventh 2021-22 Weed Free Lecture
Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00pm by Zoom

The Amazing Biodiversity of Pink Mountain

Pink Mountain appears to have one of and possibly the highest concentration of rare species in British Columbia. A number of the plants are red and blue listed (rare) in the province and almost all are rarely seen because of their normally difficult to access high elevation habit. Added to that are the complex adaptations that allow these plants to thrive in a seemingly impossibly harsh environment. For the plant enthusiast, there is no more interesting location than Pink Mountain.

Bio: Ron Long had a thirty six year career as the sciences photographer at Simon Fraser University. In the early 1970s Ron developed a serious interest in the native plants of British Columbia - an interest that has grown and expanded in the decades since. Ron has served as president of the Native Plant Society of BC and has been active with the Vancouver Natural History Society, VanDusen Botanical Garden and the UBC Botanical Garden. Since retiring Ron has travelled to plant hotspots around the world and keeps busy during his time at home preparing and giving talks to natural history societies and garden clubs throughout BC. Since 2010 he has coordinated research aimed at protecting and preserving Pink Mountain.

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