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Virtual Native Plant Events and Webinars

October 1 - December 31

UPCOMING Virtual events (All times are PT)
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Recorded talks listed after upcoming, see more on CNPS’s and local chapter’s YouTube channels

November 6, 7:30 pm Botanizing the Bigfoot Trail – SCV Chapter
November 8, 7:30 pm
Lunada Bay Parkway Project – South Coast Chapter
November 9, 4 pm Indigenous Leadership – Together Bay Area Tuesdays
November 9, 7 pm “Garden Allies: An Introduction to Life in the Landscape” Featuring author, Frédérique Lavoipierre – San Diego Chapter
November 10, 7 pm Pollinators and climate change – building climate resilience into habitat restoration in California – Sacramento Valley Chapter
November 10, 7:30 pm Our Treasured Coastal Prairies, Ecology and Maintenance with Justin Luong – North Coast Chapter
November 11, 7:30 pm Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Francisco – Yerba Buena Chapter
November 11-13 Bioneers 2021 Conference: Between Words: Emergence in Emergency – Bioneers

November 15, 2 pm Are native plant sales byways for pathogens? Are there practical approaches for handling buy-ins? – Phytophthoras in Native Habitats Work Group and the California Native Plant Nursery Network.
November 16, 7:30 pm “The Extraordinary Microscopic Relationship Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and the Roots of 90% of All Plants” – Milo Baker Chapter

December 2, 5:30 pm Native Gardening: Watering 101
December 9, 7:30 pm A program by researchers at Cal Invasive Plant Council (IPC) on the invasive Spartina control project – Yerba Buena Chapter
Until December 15 Pre-K through Grade 12 National Challenge: Commemorative Coin – American Icons, featuring native plants – Fairchild Tropical Garden


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See more on CNPS’s and local chapter’s YouTube channels!

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
Climate Change Impacts on California Biodiversity – Yerba Buena Chapter
AI: Andrea vs Identotron – Getting the most out of computer-aided plant ID – CNPS
Marvelous Mycoheterotrophs: The Beauty and Science of Floral-Fungal Freeloaders –North Coast 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
Gardening for native bees – SCV Chapter
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
Native Gardening 101: Plant Selection – CNPS
Container Gardening with Native Plants, a talk by Pete Veilleux – SCV Chapter
Gardening for Butterflies and Caterpillars, a talk by Susan Karasoff – SCV Chapter
Naturehood: Gardening in a Drought

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
An Exploration of Coastal Plant Communities and the Journey to Heal them at Seawood Cape Preserve – North Coast Chapter

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


October 1
December 31
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