The last day for all Valentine Reserve talks is Aug. 2, and there is still some room left on the last two talks of the year:
The Geology of Valentine Reserve
July 31,9:30-12 p.m.; moderately strenuous hike
The geography of Valentine Reserve was shaped over the millennia by the geologic forces of time. Mammoth Mountain volcano, the glaciers of the Tioga glacial epic and the explosions of the Inyo Craters have all left their mark at Valentine. During this moderately strenuous hike, you will learn how the rocks of Valentine arrived at their destination. Bring water, hat and sunscreen.
Wildflowers of Valentine Reserve
July Aug. 2, 9:30-12:00 pm; moderately strenuous hike
Every plant has a story, or a native use, and learning a plant’s story is often a key to helping remember its name. If you are looking for a fun way to learn many local wildflowers by common name this is your class. The class will hike through five distinct plant communities, and the dominant species found in each community will be described. The hike is moderately strenuous, with a 500’ elevation gain. Bring water, hat, and sunscreen.
How to Register:
Call Leslie Dawson (760) 935-4356 to register
Send a check for $15 (suggested donation) per person made out to the UC Regents to:
Leslie Dawson, Education Coordinator
PO Box 273, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Pre-registration required. No entrance at the gate without reservations. Group size is limited. Payment by check only, no cash or credit cards. No dogs, no smoking allowed at the Reserve.
Donations are for the Outdoor Science Education Program to support science field trips to Valentine Reserve for the children of Inyo and Mono County