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Saturday, April 21: The Lupines of California

Free lecture with Stuart Wilson

Saturday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
UC Sedgwick Reserve, Tipton House

Feature image of Orange Lupine, Lupinus citrinus var. citrinus is by Stuart Wilson

Santa Lucia Lupine, Lupinus cervinus. Photo by Stuart Wilson

Lupines appear in California from coasts to mountaintops, from humble roadsides to wildland hills, and in every floral color. Photographer Stuart Wilson has had a love of lupines for many years and recently spent two years traversing California on a quest to photograph all 104 species and varieties of the genus Lupinus in the state.  He is working on a book, Lupines of California, with the help of Teresa Sholars, the author of the genus Lupinus in the Jepson Manual of California Plants. Join us in welcoming Stuart Wilson and his Lupine presentation at Sedgwick Reserve on this Earth Day weekend. Come early and bring an informal picnic dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.

Photographer Stuart Wilson. Photo courtesy of the speaker

Stuart Wilson attended Brooks Institute of Photography and has traveled extensively to photograph rain forest flora and fauna as well as that of the American West.  He has taught photography classes at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and has been widely published in books, calendars, magazines, and DVDs.  He is the principal photographer of A Naturalist’s Guide to the Santa Barbara Region by author Joan Lentz.