Everyone really enjoyed the annual Earth Science Week field trip that took place on October 12-13. It was even fun geo-tripping in the cool rain on Sunday morning.
Chris Ross (BLM) was on the trips both days to help point out the plant types in the area and the interaction of plants and geology. A supplemental guide used for the field trip has now been included as an appendix to Educational Series 53 on the NBMG website:
Title: Mapping the Geology around the Desert Research Institute and Truckee Meadows Community College
Trip leaders: Jonathan G. Price, D.D. LaPointe, David A. Davis, and Craig M. dePolo (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology), assisted by Christopher Ross, David Boden, Donald Hudson, and Elisabeth Price
Trip guide (Educational Series 53): http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales/pbsdtls.php?sku=E-53
Appendix 1 to E53: Plants around the DRI-TMCC Campuses, photos by Alexander D. Price and Jonathan G. Price, plant identifications by Christopher Ross and Elisabeth M. Price
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/e53.pdf (pages 13-38)