We are blessed with an amazing diversity of flowering plants here in Marin. Any spring walk in our parks and open spaces is sure to be enhanced by the presence of dozens of species in bloom whether you visit a moist redwood forest or a parched chaparral covered hillside. This lecture will delve into the common species that we see in the different habitats around the county. We will talk a little about identification, but we will also discuss the roles they play in the ecosystem involving pollination, seed dispersal and the dynamics of herbivory and habitat stability. Questions: Contact David at (415) 893-9508 or DHerlocker@marincounty.org. Meet at the auditorium at the Marin Humane Society in Novato (171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd). DIRECTIONS: From Hwy101 in Novato, take the Ignacio Blvd/Bel Marin Keys Blvd exit. Follow the signs to Bel Marin Keys Blvd, go past the overpass, and turn left at the first stop light into the parking lot.