Title of Talk: Between Scylla and Charybdis—a high elevation botanical holiday in the Ionian Basin of Kings Canyon National Park
February 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM
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The Ionian basin is a rarely visited, remote, trail-less, and alpine region of Kings Canyon National Park. Michael Uhler’s presentation will illustrate his backpacking trip that starts by ascending the Lamarck Col, taking us through both Darwin Canyon and Evolution Valley then into the striking Ionian Basin.
A professional gardener since 1987, for 17 years Michael Uhler has been a horticulturist at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, a 10-acre botanical garden located in Tilden Regional Park in the Berkeley Hills of Contra Costa County, California. There, he maintains and curates the largest collection of Sierra Nevada plant species to be found in any public garden. His primary interest, not surprisingly, is in growing alpine plant species.