The Santa Cruz Sandhills
- When: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7 p.m.
- Where: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Lectures
This California Native Plant Society - Monterey Bay Chapter event will feature Jodi McGraw, who will speak about the Santa Cruz Sandhills which represent one of California's most remarkable examples of edaphic (soil-related) endemism. Amidst the coast redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, islands of droughty, nutrient-poor sand soils formed from uplifted Miocene (15million years ago) marine sand deposits of the Santa Margarita formation gave rise to unique plant communities found nowhere else in the world. Jodi McGraw is an ecologist who works on conservation projects throughout Central California, and authored the "Sandhills Conservation and Management Plan." This event will include a book viewing and purchasing prior to the program.
7pm Visiting & Book Viewing/Purchasing, 7:30pm Meeting and Program. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free. 582-3687, http://www.santacruzsandhills.com/scmp.html.