Press release

Please join us for a special summer presentation at the Page Center at SNARL on Wednesday August 3, 2016 at 7PM

7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Page Center at SNARL, 1016 Mount Morrison Rd., Mammoth Lakes, CA

“Rock Creek Wildflowers: Exploring a Botanical Paradise”

Stephen Ingram and Carol Rose, authors of Rock Creek Wildflowers

Stephen Ingram and Carol Rose, authors of Rock Creek Wildflowers

Cathy Rose and Stephen Ingram

A spectacular high Sierra Nevada valley is the subject of a new wildflower guide called Rock Creek Wildflowers, published by the California Native Plant Society. Little Lakes Valley, at the head of Rock Creek Canyon, has been a favorite of flower-lovers, hikers, anglers, climbers, and sight-seers for generations. Author Cathy Rose, and photographer, Stephen Ingram, have teamed up on a presentation featuring some of the most interesting plants of the valley, starting at the trailhead at Mosquito Flat and covering the trails from Mono Pass to Morgan Pass.

Cathy Rose, a native Californian, grew up at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, graduated from UC Berkeley, and taught middle school English for 28 years. She began studying plants in Yosemite under the tutelage of renowned botanist Carl Sharsmith and has enjoyed leading nature field trips throughout California ever since. Stephen Ingram is a local photographer specializing in Eastern Sierra flora, fauna, and landscapes. He studied botany at UC Santa Barbara and authored a book called “Cactus, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada,” published by Cachuma Press in 2008.

Rock Creek Wildflowers will be available for purchase at the presentation at the Page Center and is also for sale at local bookstores and Visitors Centers in Mammoth and Bishop, as well as at Rock Creek Lakes Resort.

Directions: The presentation will take place at the new Page Center at SNARL, 1016 Mount Morrison Road. If arriving from Mammoth Lakes, head south on 395 approximately 1 mile past the airport and make a right hand turn. From Bishop, make a left hand turn at the top of the hill past Crowley Lake. If you’ve reached the airport, you’ve gone too far and must make a U-turn. The presentation will start promptly at 7PM, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to park and find seating.

Office phone: 805-893-5698

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