Join Ken and Dee Himes as they highlight their 2019 travels from May to November: a journey to Hong Kong, Borneo, Singapore, Penang, India and parts of Europe, on a botanical quest to compare flora and geological features with those of California.
The main botanical focus of the trip was in Munsyari, the southern side of the Himalaya in the state of Uttarakhand, India. They will share some of their experiences from a once-in-a-lifetime trek in the Himalaya with three other Chapter members: Arvind Kumar, Ashok Jethanandani, and Joe Cernac.
We will see a surprising geological feature in Hong Kong; orangutans in Borneo; amazing flora in the Himalayas; and other botanical interests in the other countries visited. Of course there will be some interesting insect and bug photos as well.
Ken and Dee Himes have been Chapter members since 1974 (Ken) and 2007 (Dee). In 2006, our Chapter nominated Ken as a CNPS Fellow in recognition of his dedication to protecting California flora and his boundless enthusiasm for passing on his knowledge. Over the years, Ken has held nearly every Chapter position, in addition to leading long-term habitat restoration efforts at Edgewood.
Since joining CNPS, Dee has been our Chapter treasurer, field trip chair and board member; and has inspired many with her exceptional photography skills. Dee is currently serving as a member of the CNPS State Board. Ken and Dee were married in 2016, and have continued to celebrate by enjoying interesting plants and habitats wherever they travel.
How to attend: This meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom and YouTube. Attendees may check our Meetup page or our Facebook page for more information. RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom meeting link.