CNPS Calendar of Events

Martis Valley Wildflowers with Steve Matson

Martis Creek Lake CA, United States

Join us for a wildflower walk with Steve Matson at Martis Creek Lake, near Truckee CA. We will have the opportunity to observe some wildflowers as well as extensive shrublands, riparian vegetation, and meadows. Bring water, snack, sun hat, sunscreen, cameras, binoculars, etc. Email to register. Additional information will be emailed to registrants prior […]

Responsible Foraging


Let’s learn about responsible harvesting of plants in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sierra. This area offers a bounty of delectable, edible plants through the year. Each season presents a variety of edible plants and opportunities for tending to our local wild places.

Landscape Design with Native Plants


Speaker: Jim Brugger Monday, June 12, 2023 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom Free and open to all (all presentations are recorded and placed in our YouTube channel @NSJV_CNPS and added to the webinar playlist) Register in advance for this meeting: Join us to learn how to create an enticing, exciting landscape for your […]

The Power of Native Plants – A Talk by Juanita Salisbury

Los Altos Public Library 13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA, United States

This talk will explain how planting locally appropriate native plants can save water and provide abundant biological resources for the environment. It covers key design elements and best practices for maximizing environmental resiliency. Most importantly, you'll learn just how simple, accessible and fun it is to set nature in motion. Juanita Salisbury is a landscape […]

Pollinator Restaurants & Building Community – A Talk With Jennifer Dirking


Creating a Bee, Butterfly & Bird Restaurant and Building Community Along the Way Is your garden a ‘bar’ that only offers nectar to adult butterflies but no food for their offspring? Do the birds and bees visiting your garden have everything they need to raise the next generation? Learn how you can create a “Bee, […]

Native Species Day

Taylor Creek Visitor Center CA-89, South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States

Part of the Wild Tahoe Weekend, LTBMU and Great Basin Institute will host the Native Species Festival. This festival is a great way to spend the day outdoors and learn about the many native plant and animal species of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Attend walks led by field professionals and explore educational booths from various […]