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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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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

The 2019 Gardens Gone Native is a free, self-guided tour featuring home gardens in and around Sacramento and Yolo counties. Gardens are comprised of at least 50% California Native plants. Participants will be inspired by a variety of gardens that showcase the beauty, versatility, and hardiness of California native plants as well as their role in water efficient landscapes. A diversity of garden styles can be viewed, including: small city lots to large semi-rural parcels, professional and homeowner designs, and…

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45th Annual Wildflower Show

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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This year’s theme is Citizen Science. A variety of free lectures will be offered, including a training session by Matteo Garbelotto from the UC Berkeley Forest Pathology and Mycology Laboratory for the Saratoga Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Blitz, and a talk and demonstration by Ken-ichi Ueda, the co-founder of iNaturalist. This family–friendly event features hundreds of native wildflowers and plants on display and a variety of tours, including a tour of the Vasona Creek Restoration Project. A selection of native…

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Vernal Pools – Nimbus Overlook, Phoenix Park and Mather Regional Park Hike

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHERE: We’ll visit pools at the Nimbus Overlook of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, then travel north to visit the pools at Phoenix Park and also have our picnic lunch, and then travel south to visit the pools at Mather Regional Park.   WHEN: April 27, 2019. To carpool: Meet at 10 am, Shingle Springs Park and Ride, at Hwy 50/Ponderosa Rd. Return: approximately 3 pm. If you need to return early, please let the leaders know. BRING: A knapsack with…

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Habitat Heaven: How to transform your landscape into a haven for habitat

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Moosa Creek Nursery, 7201 Cool Water Ranch Road Valley Center
Valley Center, CA 92082 United States
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Hummingbird in a California native garden

Morning Session: About Monarchs, Other Butterflies and Creating a Native Plant Habitat Professional photographer and butterfly enthusiast, Judith Wolinsky will share her knowledge and experience about monarchs, other local butterflies and creating and maintaining a native garden habitat. After watching monarch caterpillars hatch on her milkweed 5 years ago, Judith quickly became hooked! She has since created a butterfly habitat in her own backyard and become an effective advocate for the monarch butterfly. Her monarch consultations include; UCSD and the City…

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May 2019

Wildflower Show and Plant Sale

May 3 - May 5
Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St
Eureka, CA 95501 United States
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May 3, 4,5, Fri-Sun. Spring Wildflower Show at Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St., Eureka.             Friday 2-8 p.m 7-9 p.m.  Artist Workshop Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 11 a.m.  "Gardening with Native Plants...Updated for 2019" with Pete Haggard 3 p.m. "American Indian Oak Woodland Stewardship in Northern California" with Frank Lake Sunday  10 a.m.-4 p.m. 12 noon. "Oaks: the Forgotten Old-growth" with Yana Valachovic May 4, 5, Sat., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Native Plant Sale at our nursery Northcoast Regional Land Trust's Freshwater Farms, 5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka (near…

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