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Virtual Native Plant Events and Webinars

July 1 - September 30

UPCOMING (All times are PT)
Recorded talks listed after upcoming

July 26-31 Black Botanists Week

August 5, 5:30 pm Naturehood: Plant Selection 101
September 2, 5:30 pm Naturehood: Gardening in a Drought
October 7, 5:30 pm Naturehood: Planting 101
December 2, 5:30 pm Naturehood: Watering 101


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Social Justice and Diversity in Conservation:
Juneteenth: Let’s Take It Outside Virtual Town Hall
A Dialogue on Intersectional Environmentalism – Latino Outdoors
“What We Can Learn From Our Past to Move Toward an Equitable Future” – CNRA Speaker Series
Native plant ecologist Justin Luong on academia and LGBTQ+ Representation in STEM – podcast
Diversity in Plant Sciences: Panel discussion led by Naomi Fraga – California Botanic Garden
Resilient Parks, Resilient Californians with Sec. Wade Crowfoot – Cal Parks Foundation
Poppy Hour: A Conversation with Hop Hopkins – Theodore Payne Foundation
Fire This Time: Black & Indigenous Ecologies – Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, and more
Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science – Yerba Buena Chapter

New Calflora Tools for CNPS Users with Cynthia Powell – Mt. Lassen Chapter
Michael Viramontes on The Rare Sand Dunes of the Inland Empire – River and Lands Conservancy
Dudleya Conservation-In Vitro Propagation to Combat Plant Poaching and Extinction – SD Chapter
Juggling Jewelflowers with Justen Whittal, PhD – SCV Chapter
Failing Forward and Lessons Learned (Texas and Florida) – Society for Ecological Restoration
Sophia Winitsky on Adobe Valley Research – California Botanic Garden
Fine-scale inventory and mapping with Julie Evens
Wildlife of the Bay Area – a talk by Ameet Zaveri – SCV Chapter
Reptiles and Amphibians of Walker Ridge with André Sanchez – CNPS & Walker Ridge Alliance
Mycorrhizae: The Mutualistic (usually) Relationship between Fungi and Plants – Yerba Buena Chapter
The Role of Herbaria in Preserving California’s Unique Botanical Heritage with Hannah Kang – Redbud Chapter
Conservation Stories: Maria Jesus and Naomi Fraga on Southern Inyo Mountains  – California Botanic Garden
360 tour Walker Ridge – CNPS
CSUN Sustainability: Importance of Native Plants with Richard Rachman
The Oaks of San Diego County with Fred Roberts
  – San Diego Chapter
Saving Wildflowers: How to be a More Effective Rare Plant Advocate, a talk by Dr. Tim Krantz – SCV Chapter
Sea Level Rise Impacts to SF Bay Wetland Plant Communities, presentation by Peter Bay – Marin Chapter
Protecting San Francisco Bay from Invasive Spartina, a talk by Jeanne Hammond and Lindsay Faye Domecus – Santa Clara Valley Chapter


The Pipevine and the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly with Hesh Kaplan – Mt. Lassen Chapter
Gardening with Native Plants – Xerces Society
Presenters Maya Argaman & Ann-Marie Benz, CNPS Horticultural Outreach team re: Lawn to Natives Mt. Lassen Chapter
The Wild Forager — Gathering the Abundance of Nature Through Stewardship. – Redbud Chapter
Plant ID for the Curious – A talk by Bruce Homer-Smith – SCV Chapter
Live Garden Tours with Q&A  – Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Plan(t) for Biodiversity webinar – CNPS Horticulture Outreach Manager Ann-Marie
“Rainwater Harvesting and Rainscaping Strategies for Healthy Watersheds.” – Redbud Chapter
Shade Gardening with California Native Plants – SF Library/Yerba Buena Chapter
Naturehood Gardening 101 – CNPS Horticulture team and guests
Gardening for Biodiversity in San Francisco – SF Library/Yerba Buena Chapter
Through the Lens: Backyard Biodiversity with Scott Logan and Susan Gottlieb
Nature’s Best Hope, A talk by Doug Tallamy – SCV Chapter 
Homegrown Habitat: Connecting and Enhancing Habitat One Yard at a Time will be uploaded – El Dorado Chapter
Dogscaping with Native Plants – CNPS
Native Plants for Year-Round Color, a talk by Madeline Morrow – SCV Chapter
Project 467: Enhancing Native Plant Diversity at Edgewood – SCV Chapter
Naturehood Gardening: Urban Gardening with California Native Plants – CNPS
Meeting the Needs of Monarchs & Other Nectar Feeders – San Diego Chapter
Maintaining Your Native Plant Garden, a panel talk from Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Gardening for Biodiversity with Native Plants, a talk by Shelkie Tao – Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Naturehood Gardening: Seasonal Aesthetics for the Native Garden – CNPS
Cultivating Place: How a Garden Culture of Care Strengthens Places and Their People  By Jennifer Jewell – Mt. Lassen Chapter
Getting Started with Native Plants, a talk by Radhika Thekkath – SCV Chapter
Naturehood Gardening: Maximizing Habitat – CNPS
Meadowlands Garden Tour, a talk by Krzysztof Kozminski – SCV Chapter
Native Plant Pollinators, a talk by Juanita Salisbury – SCV Chapter
Bumble Bees. By: John Whitelsey. Proprietor – Canyon Creek Nursery & Design – Mt. Lassen Chapter
Beyond the Backyard: Native Plants in the Built Environment – CNPS

Flora tours/Plant Talks
27-Year Journey, Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate change – Yerba Buena Chapter
Presenter Nick Jensen, CNPS Lead Conservation Scientist re: Conservation – Mt. Lassen Chapter
The Flora of Caspers Wilderness Park – Orange County and San Diego Chapter
Matt Berger: Death Valley – Botanizing High and Low – Santa Clara Valley Chapter
“Botanizing Nevada and Placer Counties.” – Redbud Chapter
Ways of Seeing | Artist Obi Kaufmann and conservation scientist Nick Jensen explore Walker Ridge – CNPS
Superbloom in the California Desert 2019 – Mt Lassen Chapter
Ken and Dee Himes describing their “botanical quest” through India and Europe – SCV Chapter
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change – San Diego Chapter
Wreath Masters Live Judging, see wreaths made from all over CA – CNPS
The Amazing Manzanita and All Her Relations A talk by Kate Marianchild – Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Taking Close Up Plant ID pictures with a Camera Phone, a talk by Dee Himes – Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Treasure Hunting in the Santa Cruz Mountains: Fire Followers and Rare Plants with Amy Patten – Sempervirens Fund

Fire Ecology
Ecological Forestry, Fire and Conservation with Chris Paulus – El Dorado and Redbud Chapter
Presenter Andrea Williams, CNPS Director of Plant Science re: California Vegetation Treatment Program – Mt. Lassen Chapter
Restoring Cultural Burning to the Land  with Ron Goode (Recording to come) Redbud Resource Group & the Rights of Mother Earth Task Force
Fire and Research Natural Areas in California: Restoring a Key Ecological Process to Reference Landscapes – Mt. Lassen
Wildfire in California Landscapes with Jim Bishop – Marin Chapter
Effects of Altered Wildfire Regimes on California Plant Diversity with Jesse Miller – Yerba Buena Chapter
Fire This Time: Black & Indigenous Ecologies – Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, and more


July 1
September 30
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