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May 2018

Botanical Portraits

May 12 - July 31
Chez Shaw Gallery, 1836 Nipomo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Deborah Shaw will be having a one person exhibition at Chez Shaw Gallery (no relation) entitled “Botanical Portraits,” May 12 - July 31, 2018. Deborah’s watercolors and graphite drawings feature California native plants as will as other fascinating specimens in the plant kingdom. The opening is May 12, 2018 from 6 - 9 pm. Visiting the Gallery on other days is by appointment only, 562-708-3803. Artwork: Opuntia spp., Fruit, Prickly Pear “Tunas,” Watercolor on calfskin vellum, © 2016, Deborah Shaw, dbshawstudios.com  Digital image protected by Digimarc.

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June 2018

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt: Sierra Foothills Chapter search for Eriogonum luteolum var. saltuarium

RPTHers keying out-Streptanthus breweri plants.

Rare plant treasure hunt for Eriogonum luteolum var. saltuarium. Leader: Frank Rauchschwalbe. Hiking Level is Moderate. The search areas are short distances from Hwy 108 but will require walking around in rocky/boulder areas at several stops. Little is known about this plant. Historically, this variety is only known along Hwy 108 between Dardanelle and Kennedy Meadow. Two populations, one of them a new find, were confirmed in 2017 and will be checked prior to June 23 for trip timing. RSVP…

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Rare Plant Treasure Hunt: Napa County Fire Followers

June 27 @ 9:30 am
Napa Napa, CA United States + Google Map

Join hosts Paul and Donna Woodward for a tour of their 45-acre property and surrounding parcels in the foothills of Mt. Veeder in Napa County. We will search for fire followers and rare species within the burn area of of the 2017 wildfires that burned through the property with moderate to severe intensity. The land features redwoods, mixed conifer-hardwood forest, open meadows, and a seasonal bog wetland. The property is located off of Dry Creek Road in Napa. RSVP is…

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Yerba Buena Work Party

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Glen Canyon Park Rec Center, 70 Elk St
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
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CNPS Yerba Buena chapter volunteers clearing invasives on a Bay Area hillside.

Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, and general maintenance. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. To RSVP, email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333. Every Wednesday, 12-3 p.m., Glen Canyon Park Learn more: glenparkassocation.org

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Birds and Their Habitats in the Western Sierra

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St
Auburn, CA 95603 United States
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Ornithology instructor, and author Ted Beedy will take us on a virtual tour across the Sierra from the Oak Savanna in the west up through conifer forests into the majestic alpine regions. We'll see and hear the stunning diversity of birds that make the Sierra their home.

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July 2018

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt: Mount Eddy/Russian Wilderness #1

July 1 - July 8

Join leaders Ken Himes and Joe Cernac backpacking 3 miles into Dead Fall Lake to set up camp.  Over the next few days we’ll explore and botanize meadows and the summit of Mt. Eddy (9,026 ft.) with various elevation changes. These trips are for CNPS members only, limited to 15 people each.  Please note the elevation on both trips are well above 8,000 feet.  These backpack trips are not suitable for anyone with any health and/or altitude issues. To reserve…

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Yerba Buena Work Party

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Glen Canyon Park Rec Center, 70 Elk St
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
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CNPS Yerba Buena chapter volunteers clearing invasives on a Bay Area hillside.

Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, and general maintenance. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. To RSVP, email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333. Every Wednesday, 12-3 p.m., Glen Canyon Park Learn more: glenparkassocation.org

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An overview of California’s natural world – Conservation and Restoration

July 5 @ 7:30 pm
Recreation Room of the San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Ave & Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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Speaker: Obi Kaufmann The greatest tool we have in defending California's natural world, its biodiversity and its ecology, is an informed citizenry. Public policy is beginning to respond to an new upwelling of desire, as evidenced by hugely popular land trust organizations and non-governmental organizations to protect, restore and safeguard the whole, living portfolio of our unique and endemic systems across the Golden State. Transcending political polarizations, Californians are coming together to address long-standing, environmental remediation projects on a local…

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Citizen scientists, conservation gardening, healing community: magic and meaning in the fight to save our flowers

July 9 @ 7:30 pm
UCSC Arboretum and Botanic Garden Horticulture Building, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Speaker: Dan Gluesenkamp.

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Intro to Plant ID, Northern California

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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$375 – $395

Teacher: Josie Crawford. We will review plant structure terminology, then learn the terminology and characteristics of some of the more common California plant families. This knowledge will reduce the amount of time required to key most plants to genus and species. Scientific names will be used throughout the workshop. Emphasis will be given to northern California species; however, information learned in this class will be readily applicable throughout California and the world. The class will include classroom presentations and exercises,…

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