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2019 – 2020 ASC Speakers

Dan Luoma –
Come Walk with Us!
Wildflower hikes with the Native Plant Society of Oregon

February 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
First Methodist Church, Wesley Hall
11th and Monroe, Corvallis


Oregon wildflowers
For nearly 50 years, members of the Native Plant Society of Oregon have been visiting the wild places of Oregon to enjoy, conserve, and study its natural vegetation.
Red Bells Fritillary
Red bells are native perennials that bloom in mid-spring in westside forests.

Speaker Schedule

  • Feb. 20 – Dan Luoma, Wildflower Adventures and the Native Plant Society
  • Mar. 19 – Worth Mathewson, Natural History of the Band-tailed Pigeon
  • April 16 – Randy Comeleo, Update on the Benton County Predator Control Program
  • May 21 – James Sumich—Marine Mammals

Oregon has over 3600 species of native plants. Large or small, abundant or rare, each is unique and special. Dan Luoma will provide an overview of the programs and activities of the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO), illustrated with photos from a wide range of wildflower field trips sponsored by NPSO. In addition, conservation and field research projects that NPSO has helped fund will also be highlighted.
Dan is a professor of forest mycology at OSU in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society. He has been a member of NPSO since about 1980 and has served as Chapter President, State President, Vice-President, and Director-at-Large. His academic training is in ecological plant geography and mycology.
Founded in Portland in 1961, NPSO has grown to a statewide network of 13 chapters with nearly 1000 members. Field trips are open to the public at no charge, and newcomers and visitors are always welcome.

The meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis upstairs in Wesley Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments and visiting. The chapter meeting begins at 7:00 pm, followed by our guest presentation at 7:30.

Wheelchair access is available using the ramp on the south side of the building (Monroe Street). An automatic door at the top of the ramp provides access to the foyer. Use the elevator on your right to get to the second floor, and the door to Wesley Hall is on your right.

For more information call Mark Baldwin at 541-757-0834 or email (mark.baldwin2(at)


Cats Ears
Cat’s Ears are native perennials that grow in rocky soils near forests in subalpine, western forests.
Alpine lava field trip
NPSO field trips explore diverse Oregon landscapes, including coastal sand dunes, temperate rainforests, highland grasslands, and lava fields.