The West: A Closer Look
Speaker: Ted Kipping

Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 pm
Location: Garden Room, Orinda Public Library (directions below)

At our first-ever members’ photo night last January, photographer extraordinaire Ted Kipping gave up his time slot in our tight schedule so others could show their photos. So this January, we’re devoting a full meeting to Ted’s gorgeous images. Ted has set a selection of his California plant and landscape (and more!) photos to music, and through those images he’ll take us on a pictorially comprehensive trip around the state. Be prepared to be overwhelmed by beauty! (Some of Ted’s photos shown below.)

Ted Kipping is a Life Member of CNPS and many other botanical, horticultural, and natural history groups. He studied natural history at Columbia University in New York City, worked at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, and 38 years ago started his own arboriculture firm, Tree Shapers, LLC, serving the Bay Area. Ted has travelled all over the West as well as to wild places in many other parts of the world. His photography has been extensively published.

East Bay CNPS membership meetings are free of charge and open to everyone. This month’s meeting takes place in the Garden Room of the Orinda Public Library at 24 Orinda Way (in Orinda Village). The Garden Room is on the second floor of the building, accessible by stairs or an elevator. The Garden Room opens at 7 pm; the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Email or call 510-496-6016 if you have questions.

Directions to Orinda Public Library at 24 Orinda Way:

From the west, take Hwy 24 to the Orinda/Moraga exit. At the end of the off ramp, turn left on Camino Pablo (toward Orinda Village), right on Santa Maria Way (the signal after the BART station and freeway entrance), and left on Orinda Way.

From the east, take Hwy 24 to the Orinda exit. Follow the ramp to Orinda Village. Turn right on Santa Maria way (the first signal) and left on Orinda Way. Once on Orinda Way, go 1 short block to the parking lot on the southeast side of the two-story building on your right. There is additional free parking beneath the building as well as on the street.

From BART (4 blocks): Exit the Orinda station, turn right and cross a pedestrian bridge, then cross a second pedestrian bridge on the left. Go 1 short block on the sidewalk to the third pedestrian bridge. Go 2 blocks on Orinda Way to the Orinda Library.

Next meeting: February 25, 7:30 pm
Josie Iselin: An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed (Garden Room, Orinda Public Library)

Kipping 2015-sized45
Some of Ted’s photos