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April 2019

Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change

April 2 - June 1
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway City
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Opening reception: Saturday April 6, 1–3pm. Award-winning photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have spent 20 years capturing California’s vanishing wildflowers, bringing awareness to their beauty as well as to the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change. The resulting traveling exhibition is being sponsored at this venue by the Marin chapter of CNPS. The photo selection emphasizes Marin’s landscapes but also includes diverse geographic regions of California. Numerous related hikes and talks will be scheduled during April and…

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Monterey Bay April Fieldtrips

April 7 - April 28

Learn more and register here Sunday, April 7 Fort Ord National Monument Spring Wildflower Tour  CNPS volunteer David Styer and BLM Botanist Bruce Delgado will lead this tour at Fort Ord. We’ll focus several stops and short hikes on rare and beautifully diverse flowers in such habitats as vernal pools, oak woodlands, maritime chaparral, and native grasslands. Toyon Ridge 1700' This is a brisk two hour jaunt up Toyon Ridge. Poles and or shoes with good tread are recommended. No…

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Native Plant Week with San Gabriel Mountains Chapter

April 13 - April 21
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107 United States
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Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Native Plant Week Symposium, Wildflower Show, Plant and Book Sale at Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 W Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91436, offered by the LA/Santa Monica Mountains chapter of CNPS and the Theodore Payne Foundation. The Symposium will feature the following speakers: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Tim Becker: “How Native Can the Garden Get? Embracing Localism in the Landscape” 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m., David Newsom: “Wild Yards Project: The New Wilderness…

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Native Plant Week with San Luis Obispo Chapter

April 13 - April 21
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SLO Flora Workshop 2017. Credit Becky Reilly.

Salt Marsh and Coastal Dunes Friday, April 20 – 9am SALT MARSH AND COASTAL DUNES AT SHARK INLET, MONTANA DE ORO Meet: The west end of Butte Drive, Los Osos (at the bay side of the golf course).Trip: We will walk the edge of bay shore to Shark Inlet, and then cut into the older coastal dunes to look for seasonal dune flowers. Parts of this hike may be a little muddy, but it has no hills and has fine scenery.Details: Expect a…

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Wildflower Week with RSABG

April 13 - April 21
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Discover your backyard superbloom at California's Native Garden! Prepare for a bonanza of color, fragrance and beauty at this week-long celebration of California's wildflowers featuring wild-collected species, annual displays, an art exhibition and much more! Wildflower Week activities include:Wildflower Happy Hour - April 13 | 5 pm - 7 pm: Celebrate the commencement of Wildflower Week and be one of the first to see the Wildflower Show and The Art of the Wildflower exhibition. Free to the public. Limited to the first 200 attendees.…

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58th Annual Wildflower Show

April 19 - April 21
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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Co-chairs Brian LeNeve and Michael Mitchell invite you to the Annual Wildflower Show at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This winter’s rainfall has, so far, made up for its unusually late start and we are hoping that we may have a fine wildflower season and be able to put on a spectacular show with over 700 specimens on display. During the show, 10am-5pm April 19-21, members of CNPS will be available to identify plants or (hopefully) photos of…

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12th Annual CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hedgerow Farms, 21905 County Road 88
Winters, CA 95694  United States
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Carrizo Plain

Think Globally, Plant Locally: Restoration & Local Adaptation Friday, April 26, 2019 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM - Morning refreshments start at 8 AM Please join us for a day of field tours, expert talks, networking, and beautiful scenery at Hedgerow Farms Inc. in Winters, CA. Expert Speakers: Jessica Wright, Research Geneticist, U.S. Forest Service Bill Krimmel, Owner, Restoration Landscaping Company, Sacramento Joe Silveira, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Elizabeth Leger, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno Valerie Eviner, Department of Plant…

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Trione-Annadel City Nature Challenge BioBlitz

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trione-Annadel State Park, 6201 Channel Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95409 United States
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The October 2017 Nuns Fire, burned about 60% of Trione-Annadel State Park in Sonoma County. Help monitor fire recovery in the burn area by using the iNaturalist app to document as many plants and animals things as we can find  as part of the 2019 City Nature Challenge! We'll explore the park and record observations of fire followers, rare plants, and more. You can participate by joining us for a mountain bike ride or a guided hike! Registration is free, and…

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Garden Fest

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305 United States
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Sacramento Valley Chapter Plant Sale, 2014

The Kern Chapter will have native plants for sale and a wildflower show at the the 14th annual Garden Fest

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The 9th Annual Gardens Gone Native Tour

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A free self-guided tour of Sacramento native gardens Get tickets

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