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An Interview with Kelle Green

An Interview with Kelle Green

By Daniela Schwartz

What is it like to work for CIR? Here is the first of a series of interviews with CIR employees to see what goes on behind the scenes. First in the series is Kelle Green, CIR's Nursery Manager.

Plant Profile: Giant Coreopsis

Plant Profile: Giant Coreopsis

By Daniela Schwartz

Giant coreopsis (Coreopsis gigantea) is an enigmatic poster-child of the Channel Islands due to its large size and vibrant colors. The big, floppy daisy-like petals and verdant green leaves can often be seen framing the edges of pictures taken at Inspiration Point on Anacapa Island in the spring.

Plant Profile: Santa Cruz Island buckwheat

Plant Profile: Santa Cruz Island buckwheat

By Daniela Schwartz

The Santa Cruz Island buckwheat (Eriogonum arborescens) is an extraordinary plant species, as it is endemic to three Channel Islands: Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and Anacapa. The little shrub is mostly found on bluffs and canyons on Santa Rosa and Anacapa, but it's found all along Santa Cruz Island.