Under the Redwoods: a Sempervirens Fund webinar series
In this webinar series, we invite experts and thinkers to join us to explore our magnificent redwood forests, what makes redwoods so special, why they thrive here and nowhere else in the world, and what they mean to us in our lives.We are looking forward to bringing you a full year of webinar presentations in 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on the last Tuesday of each month.
Robert Buelteman, contemporary artist
In this webinar live from the artist’s coastside studio in Montara, Robert Buelteman will explore redwoods and the ideas they hold for us. Where many contemporary artists depict the desultory perspective of what humankind has done to nature, Robert Buelteman has focused his life’s work in what nature has done to and for, humankind. Through words and photographs we’ll take a look at why redwoods endure for us as more than the majestic trees that dominate our regional forests.
The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to many rare and endemic plants, often found in equally unique and beautiful habitats. Join California Native Plant Society’s Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Manager Amy Patten for a discussion on the life history and ecology of some of our local rare plants and how they respond to challenges of life on the Central Coast. We’ll also learn about how these plants respond to wildfires and other disturbances, and go over how to get involved in community science efforts to document fire recovery within the CZU Lightning Complex burn area.