Zoom Meeting, October 16, 2020, 7:00 pm – “Reflections on a Plant Inventory of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (2013-2020).”

Zoom Meeting, October 16, 2020, 7:00 pm – “Reflections on a Plant Inventory of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (2013-2020),” presenters William (Bill) Norris, Kelly Kindscher, Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger and Patrice Mutchnick.

The presenters will report findings from their long-term and ongoing study of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument flora, including the discovery of 500 vascular plant and 100+ moss and liverwort species. They will also discuss a mystery: 90 vascular plant species documented previously at the Gila Cliff Dwellings have eluded the presenters to date despite eight years of intense field work. Finally, Bill, Kelly, Russ, Richard and Patrice will describe their plans to complete this floristic inventory in 2021 and how the results of this study have and will be used by educators, conservationists and biologists.