The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society (the San Juan Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico) explores, preserves, and enjoys the flora of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.  We roam the area within 150 miles of the Four Corners; our trips take us to the lands surrounding the San Juan River of Colorado and New Mexico, to the Navajo Reservation of New Mexico and Arizona, to Utah's Canyon Country, to the San Juan National Forest and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument of Colorado, and to many other beautiful areas in the Four Corners, Colorado Plateau, region.

We work with botanical and environmental groups of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.

We encourage you to join us for our many programs and field trips; they are all free and open to everyone. 

If you would like to financially support the field trips, programs, student research grants, and all additional work toward the protection of the plants of the Four Corners region, please make out a donation check to the "Native Plant Society of New Mexico" and mail it to:

John Bregar, Treasurer
506 Hillcrest Drive
Durango, Colorado, 81301 

Please also become a member of our parent organization, the Native Plant Society of New Mexico. A portion of your yearly dues is returned to our chapter.

Click to buy plant books from a company that donates to our San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society.

Thank you.

President: Al Schneider, click to email Al or call him at 970-882-4647
Vice-President: Bob Powell
Treasurer: John Bregar
Representative to the Native Plant Society of New Mexico Board: Bob Powell
Publicity: David Wright and Travis Ward
Telluride Area Programs and Field Trips: Connie Colter


Click for information about the
"Plant Identification Class"

Click for special Plant Keys and Lists
of flora in the Four Corners area.


Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Lecture Series
6:30 p.m.
in the Lyceum Room
Center of Southwest Studies
Fort Lewis College


October 29
Title: Human-Bear Conflict in the Greater Durango Area
Presenter: Bryan Peterson

The presentation will give us a better understanding of black bears in the wild, especially in the Durango area. What are the natural foods bears need to survive? What are the complexities of human and bear conflict? What are some of the individual and community solutions for reducing bear/human problems?

Bryan Peterson became involved in human and wildlife issues in 2000 while serving on a wildlife advisory board for La Plata County. He was selected as one of three finalists for the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s “Volunteer of the Year” award in 2009.

Bryan has attended regional and international bear conferences in Montana, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada, and British Columbia where he has met and shared ideas with the best bear experts in the world. In 2011 and 2014, he assisted the National Park Service in Northwest Alaska with educational outreach to Native Villages and black and grizzly bear research in Kobuk Valley National Park.

Bryan was a freelance illustrator for 20-plus years and holds a BFA in advertising design from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.


November 12
Title: Biology of the Newly Discovered Phlox, Ipomopsis ramosa (Coral Ipomopsis)
Presenters: Fort Lewis Biology Students, Shilah Allen, Meredith Breeden, Stephen Fleming, and Melanie Weber-Sauer

Ipomopsis ramosa is a summer-blooming herbaceous Phlox (Polemoniaceae) discovered in 2006 along the Roaring Fork, a tributary of the Dolores River. It is found nowhere else in the world except in this well-populated type location and in small populations in two other tributaries a few miles away. The plant was discovered by Al and Betty Schneider and was named and described by Al and John Bregar in 2011. See Al's web site for photographs and descriptive information, including the published description.

The student research looked at the distribution, relationship, and reproductive biology of Ipomopsis ramosa. The species shows a unique floral morphology intermediate between the common and widespread Ipomopsis aggregata (Scarlet Gilia) and other less common species including the also rare Ipomopsis polyantha of Pagosa Springs and Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus near Santa Fe. The limited range of distribution raises the question of origin and segregation of this unique form. Using a combination of ecological, cytological, and molecular data we are evaluating the biology of Ipomopsis ramosa to gain insights into its origin and persistence. 

The four student presenters are senior Biology majors at Fort Lewis College. They have been completing research with Dr. Ross McCauley.


February 11
Title: From Desert Dust to Mountain Snow to Desert Plants
Presenter: Michael Remke

Disturbances to desert ecosystems are resulting in increased wind and water erosion of soils across the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin. Spring wind events transport desert dust to the mountainous regions of Colorado and Utah where the dust is deposited on snowpack. The dark layer of dust accelerates snowmelt, extending the growing season for many plants. The dust on snow also impacts Colorado River Basin runoff  --  and the ski industry.

Desert plants, including the microfauna of biological soil crusts, can provide a reasonable mechanism for restoring disturbed desert soils and preventing dust storms. Land managers can increase restoration success by focusing on soil organism community restoration to better grow desert plants. Local soil organism communities could be collected to give plants a competitive edge in conservation and restoration efforts.

Michael's talk will explore these ideas from a conceptual standpoint supported by data from research he completed at Fort Lewis College and Northern Arizona University. Be prepared for rich material complimented by stunning photography all working together to tell an interesting story of how the desert and mountains are married.

Michael is a Fort Lewis College alumni. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Northern Arizona University where he is studying plant-soil organism interactions. Michael's research aims to better understand limits to plant migration and adaptation to climate change and practical ways that land managers could address these limits. Michael's hobbies include photography, hiking, biking, camping, botany, birding, fungi collection, cooking, and woodworking.


March 11
Title: Climbing with the
Wildflowers in Ecuador
Presenter: John Bregar

While primarily in Ecuador to bird watch and climb volcanoes, John also managed to capture photographs of lots of flora.  John has identified some of the flora in his photos, but some flora remains a mystery that he will share with us.  All images are of showy and exotic plants.  John will also include photos of volcanoes, birds, and the Ecuadorian countryside.


July 16-19, 2015
Native Plant Society of New Mexico Annual Conference
Click for details.


2015 Field Trips

Please join us for fabulous scenery, beautiful flowers, one-on-one learning, and friendly companions.

Field trip information

Contact the trip leader to reserve a place on the trip
and to find out about the exact meeting place and time.

In addition to reading the material immediately below, please click to read the Native Plant Society of New Mexico "POLICIES GOVERNING FIELD EXPERIENCES AND OUTINGS ", pages 7 & 8.

1) All trips listed on this page are free and open to members and non-members.
2) There are three different levels of trips; you are welcome on all trips.  Leaders on trips are open to all levels of plant questions.

a) Trips for *avid botanists*: Detailed botanical keys and a hand lens are used to examine very fine details in both common and uncommon, inconspicuous plants.  These trips are very slow paced and they focus on determining the exact species using scientific names -- although even avid botanists have been heard to whisper common names.

b) Trips for **budding botanists**:  Some plants are examined with a hand lens, and there is plenty of time for questions about basic botany.  The leader will name many of the plants observed and will discuss techniques for identifying plants.  These trips cover more trail distance and focus on determining genus for most plants, species for some.  Common and scientific names are used.

c) Trips for ***wildflower enthusiasts***:  These are wildflower appreciation walks.  The leader will give basic ideas about wildflower identification and the names of many plants are given.  These trips might cover a number of miles. Some common names are used -- although a few folks whisper scientific names. 

3) Unless otherwise stated, trips are limited to 15 participants.
4) Trips leave promptly from the carpool area and the trailhead.
5) No pets.
6) Children who are enthusiastic about wildflowers and who are accompanied by an adult are welcomed on the trips.
7) Most trips are in and out on the same trail so if you can only walk short distances, you may inform the leader, sit down, enjoy the wildflowers, and wait for us to come back -- as long as someone else stays with you.
8) We have extra hand lenses for you to use.

9) If you sign-up for a trip and later find out that you cannot attend, please be sure to call the trip leader immediately; otherwise someone who could take your place will not be able to and everyone will be waiting for you at the trailhead.

10) Please be prepared for all weather conditions: always bring top and bottom rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, snacks, sturdy hiking boots, layers of clothing, etc.  Call the trip leader if you have equipment questions.

11) Please carpool and be sure to generously reimburse your driver.

Click to search through photographs and descriptive material
about the plants which we see on our trips


March 7: Winter Plant Identification
Leader: Al Schneider
Location: Mesa Verde National Park

This trip is very slow-paced for ***wildflower enthusiasts.

As part of the Southwest Colorado Winter Ecology Series, 2014-2015, the San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society is offering a winter plant identification walk.

Winter months strip many plants of their foliage and make winter identification of these plants more difficult. Join the San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society on a winter plant identification hike in Mesa Verde National Park to learn how to identify plants in the winter.

April 25-26, 2015
Location: Museum of Northern
Arizona, Flagstaff
Click for details


& other botanical events.
Please read the general trip information found above and be sure to occasionally recheck the schedule below as we do add trips and make changes to already existing trips.



Utah Field Trip

April 23-24: Red Rocks and Spring Flowers
Leaders: John Bregar and Al Schneider
Location: Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area, Moab, and Canyonlands National Park, Needles District

This trip is paced for **budding botanists.

Join us for the early spring flowers on the Hidden Valley Trail at Moab and then for enjoying a very scenic hike on the Big Springs-Squaw Flats Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.

The Hidden Valley Trail is rocky and steep, but we will be moving very slowly identifying and enjoying as many plants as we can. We will walk only about a mile on this first day of super botanizing.

On the second day we will do a 7 mile walk on the Big Spring-Squaw Flat Trail in Canyonlands National Park, Needles District. This is a very scenic and leisurely hike so we will have plenty of time for enjoying the many plants along the trail. If you start the hike and find it is too much for you, you may turn around (as long as someone else is with you). Elevation gain and loss is but several hundred feet.

Come for one or two days. We will overnight at a motel in Monticello and you need to make your own motel reservation as soon as possible.

Be sure to bring lunches, 2 liters of water for each day, layers of clothing, broad-brimmed hat, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Al 970-882-4647 for information and reservations.


May 5-6: Wildflowers Galore in Cross Canyon and Lower Butler Wash
Leaders: Kay Shumway and Al Schneider
Location: May 5 Near Hovenweep National Monument
. May 6 Near Bluff, Utah

This is a very leisurely paced trip for ***wildflower enthusiasts***, **budding botanists**, and *avid botanists*.

Enjoy spring wildflowers and long views on our first day at lower Cross Canyon. We will make our way very slowly down a switchbacking road that cuts through a variety of wildflowers immediately west of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, just into Utah. Last year the Sego Lilies stole the show with tens of thousands of flowers in bloom. We hope to see the same this year.

On our second day we will explore some canyons at Bluff and then botanize the rim and less than a mile of trail of lower Butler Wash.

Join us for one or both days with an overnight in Bluff. Several us have made reservations at Recapture Lodge in Bluff (435-672-2281). Make your motel reservation as soon as possible because this is a busy time of year for Bluff.

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Al 970-882-4647 for information and reservations.


May 10: Carpenter Area Nature Trail Brochure Dedication
Leaders: Al Schneider & April Baisin
Location: West Entrance of the Carpenter Natural Area, Cortez

Join in on the opening day ceremonies dedicating the new Carpenter Natural Area Wildflower Brochure. Everyone is welcomed. There is no fee and no reservations are required.

We will walk through the Carpenter Natural Area using the new brochure to identify and talk about the many native plants that are found at Carpenter. We will start off on the concrete path suitable for everyone, and then climb the hill on a dirt path. Stay as long as you want to.

Meet at 10 a.m. at the west entrance. Go north on 491 to the Lebanon Road and turn right. In a hundred yards turn right to the parking area.

Call Al 970-882-4647 for more information.


May 11: Dolores Plateau
Leaders: Bob Powell and Al Schneider
Location: Western San Juan National Forest near Lone Mesa State Park

The trip is slow-paced for ***wildflower enthusiasts and **budding botanists.

Under the snow-capped gaze of Lone Cone and El Diente, we will wander several meadows just after the snow is gone so we can find Buttercups, Glacier Lilies, Townsendia, and more. This is a very slow-paced trip with plenty of time for folks to wander, to explore, to photograph, or to sit and stare.

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Al 970-882-4647 for information and reservations.


May 22: Annual Trip to Sand Canyon
Leader: Al Schneider
Location: Sand Canyon Trail, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

The trip is slow-paced for ***wildflower enthusiasts and **budding botanists.

Depending on the group's wishes, we will walk just a mile or two of the Sand Canyon Trail or we will walk the Sand Canyon/East Rock Canyon 4 1/2 mile loop. Either way, we will bask in the perfume of one of everyone's favorite flowers, the Cliff Rose. Many other plants will be in bloom and we will identify these as we walk this superb trail with the Sleeping Ute Mountain watching us.

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Al 970-882-4647 for information and reservations.


May 31: River Canyon to High Mesa Meadows
Leader: Connie Colter and Al Schneider
Location: Uncompahgre National Forest

The trip is slow-paced for ***wildflower enthusiasts.

This trip starts in the San Miguel River Canyon north of Norwood, Colorado in the far southwest corner of Uncompahgre National Forest. We will make several stops along the Sanborn Park Road eventually reaching the unique plant communities of lower montane forest and meadows.

At some stops we will find and talk about just a few plants; at other stops we will wander meadows and encounter dozens of species. This is a new trip added to our wildflower explorations of the Four Corners area.

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Connie 970-728-4678 for information and reservations.


The June 7 trip is cancelled.
June 7: High Desert Flora
Leaders: Ken Heil and Wayne Mietty
Navajo Lake on the New Mexico/Colorado border.

The trip is slow-paced for ***wildflower enthusiasts.

This is a new field trip for our Native Plant Society and it will be led by two experts on the flora of the San Juan River drainage so we should find some interesting plants and hear some interesting discovery stories. Ken is the lead author of the new Flora of the Four Corners Region and Wayne was one of the main plant collectors for the Flora.

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Al 970-882-4647 for information and reservations.


June 14: Montane Spring Flora
Leader: Bob Powell
Location: Big Al Handicap Trail, San Juan National Forest East of Mancos

The trip is very slow-paced for ***wildflower enthusiasts.

This new trip will be along a 2/3 mile long, handicap accessible trail in San Juan National Forest. We will find many low montane wildflowers of the early spring with snow just off the trail. Especially prominent will be (we hope) the Missouri Iris.

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Bob 970-385-8949 for information and reservations.


June 21: Wildflowers Galore
Leader: Al Schneider
Location: Prater Ridge Trail, Mesa Verde National Park

The trip is moderately paced for ***wildflower enthusiasts.

This is a yearly pilgrimage to see a superb wildflower display on the Prater Ridge Trail near the entrance of Mesa Verde National Park. We will see dozens of species of flowers, some of which will carpet the ground.  We will also see a number of birds as well as tracks of Deer, Turkey, and Mountain Lion. Depending on the group's preferences, we will walk anywhere from 3-6 miles. 

As we walk the Trail, we will be watched by the Sleeping Ute Mountain to the west and the La Platas to the east.  With Utah visible to the west and Lizard Head to the north, what more could we ask for?

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water in your pack and another in the car, and dress for the hot weather. Hat and sunblock are a must.

The trip is limited to 12 participants.

Email or call Al 970-882-4647 for information and reservations.


Alpine Trip 2010











July 1: Wildflowers of the Ophir Pass Road
Leaders: Bob Powell and Al Schneider
Location: East Ophir Pass Road

This trip is for ***wildflower enthusiasts*** who want to see a variety of montane-alpine habitats. 

This is a new, exploratory trip, so expect interesting surprises. When we spot new plants and new habitats, we will make a number of stops in the montane habitats above Highway 550 and in the subalpine and alpine habitats near and at Ophir Pass. We should see quite a variety of flowers on this very leisurely trip.

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Bob 970-385-8949 for information and reservations.


July 12: Flowers of Upper Echo Basin
Leaders: Bob Powell & Al Schneider
Location: San Juan National Forest east of Mancos

This trip is for ***wildflower enthusiasts***.

We will stroll up an old mountain mining road that passes through a variety of wet and dry habitats with many wildflowers, sometimes thickly lining the road. 

Numerous rivulets cross the road so we will be treated to a number of species of wetland loving plants, including the always popular Elephant Heads (Pedicularis groenlandica).

The altitude we will explore will range from about 9,300 feet to 10,300 feet. The habitats are wet and dry meadows, oak patches, aspen groves, and pine forests. A photographic view of T Down Meadow and Helmet Peak is in Google Earth at 37°25'41" N, 108°10'34" W.

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Bob 970-385-8949 for information and reservations.


July 16: Annual Trip to Pass Creek Trail
Leader: Travis Ward
Location: Near Coal Bank Pass

Lunch on the Court House Trail
This trip is moderately paced for ***wildflower enthusiasts*** who want to do some walking.  

The Pass Creek Trail is a favorite.  We will see 80-100 species of wildflowers blooming in abundance along the two miles of trail (4 miles round trip) covered on this trip from subalpine forest to alpine meadows.  Our focus will be on enjoying the overall mass of flowers, not on identifying every species or looking at them in great detail.   

We will make many stops, especially at the beginning, so we'll hardly notice the 800 feet of elevation gain.

Bring lunch, 2 liters of water, rain gear, layers of clothing, etc.  Hiking boots are recommended.

Trip limit is 15.

Email or call Travis 970-247-1310 for information and reservations.


July 18: Subalpine Flowers
Leaders: Bob Powell and Al Schneider
Location: Columbus Basin, La Plata Canyon

This trip is moderately paced for **budding botanists and *avid botanists.

This is another new trip. We'll explore high montane and subalpine flower fields looking for unusual (and usually quite small) additions to our wildflower lists.

Email or call Bob 970-385-8949 for information and reservations.


July 22: Alpine Wildflowers
Leader: Al Schneider
Location: 30 Minutes North of Silverton

This trip is moderately paced for **budding botanists and *avid botanists.

We will travel to an alpine area near Silverton for an exploratory trip, so come prepared for surprises! We will enjoy and name some of the more common flora as we stroll along, but if we encounter something unusual, we will unsheathe the hand lenses and take the time to work through botanical keys.

The flowers and alpine scenery are always magnificent.

There will be plenty of time for taking photographs and visiting with trip participants.

We will meet in Durango at 6:30 AM to carpool. If you have 4WD, please bring it. Our early departure will give us a better chance to enjoy morning sunshine before possible monsoon thundershowers chase us away. Come prepared with sun block for sunshine, layers of clothing in case it's cool, and rain gear should we be caught in a deluge.

Email or call Al 970-882-4647 for information and reservations.


July 25: Annual Trip to the Wildflowers of Bridal Veil Creek
Leaders: Connie Colter and Al Schneider
Location: High Above and Immediately East of Telluride

This trip is for **budding botanists** and *avid botanists* who want to see a variety of habitats and a myriad of wonderful flowers and do a bit of hiking at high altitude.

We will walk uphill without many stops through over a mile of wildflowers along Bridal Veil Creek to our goal of tree-line and alpine tundra. Then we will slow down with the goal of opening ourselves to the beauty and intricacy of numerous plants. On the return trip down the same trail, we will spend more time (if possible) looking at the first mile of plants that we walked past in the morning.

We will find dozens of blooming species from tall and robust Delphiniums (Delphinium barbeyi) and Cow Parsnips (Heracleum sphondylium) to minute Buttercups and Orchids.  There will be plenty of time for questions about plants, for wildflower photography, and for enjoying the views. 

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

High clearance vehicles are required to negotiate the relatively easy switch-back road to the trailhead above Telluride. Carpooling with 4-5 people in the car is necessary because parking is very limited at the trailhead.

This is a full day trip leaving Telluride at 7 a.m. with the return to the cars in the late afternoon.

Email or call Connie 970-728-4678 for information and reservations.


The Native Plant Society of New Mexico Annual Meeting
Location: El Paso, Texas

NOTE: Next year the Annual Meeting will be in Durango, July 17, 18, & 19. Want to assist? Email or call Al 970-882-4647.

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico always puts on an informative and friendly meeting with excellent speakers and field trips.

Click for details.


August 2: Bolam Lake Meadows
Leaders: Bob Powell & Jim Wakeley

Location: West of 550 above Purgatory

This is a leisurely paced trip for ***wildflower enthusiasts*** and **budding botanists**.

We will carpool up to Bolam Lake Meadows via the Hermosa Creek Pass Road, stopping a few times for special wildflower displays. But our focus will be on wandering the forests and wetlands around Bolam Lake enjoying numerous high montane wildflowers. 

Come for one day or camp for several days with Bob Powell.

Be sure to bring lunch, 2 liters of water, layers of clothing, and definitely top and bottom rain gear.

Email or call Bob 970-385-8949 for information and reservations.


August 23: Wild Mushroom Hunting
Leader: John Sir Jesse
Location: Near Lizard Head Pass

This trip crawls along looking for wild mushrooms and is rated for ***wildflower and mushroom enthusiasts***.

Come find wild mushrooms and learn about their habitats and edibility.  We will stroll the woods to gather a number of mushroom species Mushroomsand then we will drive to John Sir Jesse's house to feast on them at an early dinner.  If you plan to attend the dinner after the mushroom gathering, be sure to bring a potluck dish (homemade fare such as breads, salads, soups, deserts) to accompany the mushrooms. Photo thanks to Kay Shumway.

Our trip leader, John Sir Jesse, has been running mushroom walks in the Telluride area since the 1970s and John heads up the Telluride Mushroom Festival as well as his own business, Herb Walker Tours

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. about an hour north of Cortez.  Wear hiking boots.  Be sure to bring lunch, several liters of water, and rain gear (no matter how sunny it might appear to be). Bring a small soft brush for cleaning mushrooms and several large cloth bags (old pillow cases?) for carrying the pounds of mushrooms you collect.

Limit of 15 participants.

Email or call John Sir Jesse 970-728-0639 for information and reservations and once you have reserved a place on the trip with John, please call him again about a week before the trip for exact details about where and when to meet. Be sure to call him immediately if you need to cancel,

Please note that this trip usually fills quickly.


2014 Colorado Native Plant Society Annual Meeting
Fort Collins

Click for details.




Phil Kemp talks to us about trees.







Phil Kemp tells us about Aspen/Spruce/Fir forests in the chill of fall.







The following class is offered most years.  If you or your group would like the class, please call Al Schneider, 970-882-4647.  John Bregar and Al will present it for you anywhere in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, or Utah.


Are you a wildflower lover who gets frustrated year after year at not being able to identify (or remember!) the gorgeous plants you see each summer? Do you remember the plants but want to know more about them? Come learn at a wildflower class presented by the San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society.

You will learn to identify plants using a number of methods, short cuts, and plant keys. Detailed characteristics of leaves and flowers will be discussed using photos and live specimens. Characteristics of the major plant families will be noted. Other subjects covered include: the difference between common and scientific names, pronouncing and understanding scientific names, which identification books to buy, the differences in various wildflower books and botanical keys, how to use keys, and common keying problems and solutions. The Four Corners wildflower site (, plant photo shows, plant keys, microscopes, and live specimens of plants will be used. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

Presenters of the Workshop are San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society members Al Schneider and John Bregar. Al is President of the Society and author of John is Treasurer of the Society, a retired geologist, superb botanist and birder, and leads many trips with the Colorado Mountain Club and Durango Birding Group.

Al and John look forward to seeing you.

Cost of the class is typically $25.

You should bring: magnifying glass if you have one, sack lunch, cup, plate, cloth napkin, etc. Refreshments will be served.



When you mail your registration and check,
please include your
mailing address,
phone number,
and email address. 

Make your check out to: ____ and mail to:____

Call Al (970-882-4647) or email him for more information.

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel more than two weeks before the class, i.e., before ___, all but $5 of your fee will be refunded.  There will be no refunds in the last two weeks before the class, i.e., no refunds after ____.

Your notice of cancellation may be given by email ( ) or phone (970-882-4647). 
If it is given by regular mail (Al Schneider, 19049 Road V, Lewis, Colorado 81327), it must be postmarked by the above dates.



Echinocereus triglochidatus
San Juan/Four Corners
Native Plant Society

Amy, Al, hand lens, and beauty

                        Join us for fabulous scenery, beautiful flowers,
                        one-on-one learning, and friendly companions.                                                                         
Thanks to Katey for the photo of Amy looking with a hand lens at the
                                                 intricate beauty of Old Man of the Mountains (Tetraneuris grandiflora)
                                                 while Al explains some of the details Amy is seeing.



Pinus ponderosa