East County News Service
August 8, 2017 (Alpine) -- The quarterly potluck meeting of the Alpine Historical Society will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20th at the Alpine Woman’s Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd. The speaker, Rochelle Lynn Gaudette, will discuss new the exhibit titled Coast to Cactus in Southern California and the accompanying book Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors. If you have ever been curious about the geology, ecology and biodiversity of San Diego County this is a great opportunity to learn from an expert.
Coast to Cactus in Southern California is a new permanent exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum that invites visitors to discover what it means to be a biodiversity hotspot: the story of why one region is home to so very many species, why these species are so critically threatened at this moment in history, and why it matters.
Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors is both a 250 hiking and field guide, a new bible for really getting to know and appreciate the county's biodiversity while exploring firsthand. There are 525 species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates that are described in detail, which helps the visitor understand the region’s diverse ecosystems and why it is one of the world’s biodiversity hot-spots. It’s not just another hiking book.
Please plan to bring a dish for the potluck at 1:00 p.m. or come only for the speaker at 1:45 pm. Please make your reservations by calling Tom Myers at (619) 885-8063 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is FREE but donations appreciated.