Stephen Ingram Returns to Speak on Desert Succulents

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The Botany Society of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park invites you to a public lecture by Stephen Ingram as he returns to present a free-to-the-public talk on native desert succulents, His talk is scheduled for March 12 in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® Visitor Center. Ingram’s presentation will be drawn from his book Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California Deserts in the park.

Stephen Ingram is a native Californian with an enduring interest in plants and plant ecology. He received a B.S. in biology from Lewis and Clark College and a M.A. in botany from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Following graduate school, Stephen worked as Herbarium Manager at Selby Botanical Gardens but now focuses on photography and writing. He also works part-time as a botanical consultant in the Eastern Sierra and the Mojave Desert. Stephen’s photos appear in numerous books, magazines, and calendars, and he has written many articles for scientific journals and magazines. He lives with his wife at 6500 feet on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, in porcupine prickly-pear habitat.

Botanist, writer, and photographer Stephen Ingram traveled more than 30,000 miles – much of it on remote backroads – to search out, study, and photograph the cacti, agaves, and yuccas of California and Nevada. He also delved into the scientific literature, visited numerous herbaria, and interviewed our region’s leading experts on Cactaceae and Agavaceae. 

Who:     Stephen Ingram, photographer and biological consultant
What:    Botany Society Public Lecture Program
When:   Monday, March 12, 2018; 10:00AM
Where:  Discovery Lab, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® Visitor Center
Cost:     Free to the public