Monday, January 28, 2013

FOTL Event: Trees from Outer Space on 1/30

The Trees from Outer Space

Presenter: Gary James, OCC Professor Emeritus
When: Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm
Where: Lido Isle Clubhouse, 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach
Donation: $5 or a gently used book; OCC students and FOTL members get in free

Soqotra is an island off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden. From the First Century AD, it has been known as a source of valuable plants including frankincense, aloe, and dragons blood. These interesting plants are among many other bizarre plant species found growing on this isolated island.
In 1999, Gary James, professor emeritus at OCC, was invited to participate in a month long botanical expedition to the island. The slide illustrated presentation will highlight the unusual plants found on the island, the people living there, and the general environment. All proceeds benefit the OCC Library. Books will be available for purchase by Lido Village Books. Extra credit vouchers will be available for students on request.