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A beautiful newsletter is published five times a year.  Current and back issues may be viewed here and in Facebook. Print version is mailed to LVBHS members. A DVD, brochure, and two books are available to the general public and to our members.

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2023 Newsletters:

January 2023       March 2023

2022 Newsletters:

January 2022       March 2022        May 2022        September 2022       November 2022

2021 Newsletters:

none: Jan/Feb; Mar/Apr; and May/Jun 2021            Sep/Oct 2021        November 2021

2020 Newsletters:

Jan/Feb 2020          Mar/Apr 2020         none: May/Jun ; Sep/Oct ; and Nov/Dec 2020

2019 Newsletters:

Jan/Feb 2019          Mar/Apr 2019         May/Jun 2019            Sep/Oct 2019        Nov/Dec 2019

2018 Newsletters:

Jan/Feb 2018          Mar/Apr 2018         May/Jun 2018            Sep/Oct 2018        Nov/Dec 2018  

2017 Newsletters:

Jan/Feb 2017          Mar/Apr 2017          May/Jun 2017          Sep/Oct 2017          Nov/Dec 2017

2016 Newsletters:

Jan/Feb 2016          Mar/Apr 2016          May/Jun 2016          Sep/Oct 2016          Nov/Dec 2016          

2015 Newsletters:

Jan/Feb 2015          Mar/Apr 2015          May/Jun 2015          Sep/Oct 2015          Nov/Dec 2015

2014 Newsletter:

Nov/Dec 2014          


This is a 38 minute DVD "Burton Mesa Chaparral, A Natural Wonder" by Tony Segal. It is available at the Lompoc Public Library, La Purisima Mission State Historical Park, and the Lompoc Museum.


Our second publication is titled "Plants of the Burton Mesa Chaparral" and is available to visitors at the Chaparral Botanic Garden located on the Lompoc campus of Allan Hancock College; enquire at the college office.


We published a 488 page anthology (2004), A Naturalist at Play In Coastal California and Beyond by Vernon Human. This collection of vignettes, anecdotes and literary sketches is written for every level of nature enthusiast.  In Santa Barbara it is available at Chaucer's,The Book Den,the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Museum of Natural History. At Lake Cachuma County Park it is on sale at the Nature Center. In Lompoc it is available at "Chapter 2", (formerly  called "The Book Store") and the Lompoc Museum. In Solvang, the book can be found at The Book Loft. Morro Bay State Park carries the book at their Museum.

Our other book (2006) is Acres of Loveliness: The Flower-seed Industry of the Lompoc Valley by Bess Christensen. It is available at Chapter 2 and the Lompoc Museum, all in Lompoc.The village of Solvang has it at The Book Loft. In Santa Barbara this publication can be purchased at Chaucer's and The Book Den.

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Updated Mar 2023 contact web-coordinator Julie at  lvbothortsoc@gmail.com