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December 2019

Plant ID Workshops

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

San Francisco State University, Hensill Hall, Botany Lab, Room 440, 1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132 United States
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Listen to a PowerPoint presentation that explains a plant family's diagnostic features, its economic importance, distribution, and evolutionary history among other things. We are then assisted by graduate botany students to key out live specimens. Join us for a stress-free hour and a half learning about botany. Bring Jepson Manual Second Edition, if you have one, and a loupe. We do have microscopes on hand and instruments that aid with dissection of plants. Workshops begin at 6 pm and run…

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McLaren Park Mushrooms

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mclaren Park, 100 John F Shelley Dr
San Francisco, CA 94134 United States
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PJoin mycologist, Alan Rockefeller, for a fungal foray in McLaren Park. We will meet at 10:00 am at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater parking lot. This may be a popular field trip, so please watch your step and try to stay on trail. If there has been no significant precipitation in December, we will have to reschedule; heavy rain on the 21st rain postpones to December 29. Email alanrockefeller@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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January 2020

San Bruno Mountain Ridge lichens

January 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail, pin 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005-1253 United States
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Lichens are all around us and they have fascinating stories to tell those who listen. Lichens are beautiful, play critical roles in ecosystems, and can act as sensitive environmental indicators because they respond to fine scale ecological conditions. San Bruno Mountain is a particularly interesting destination for lichen explorers; it is an urban conservation success story with significant biodiversity of many taxonomic groups. It has an unusually diverse assortment of lichens, particularly for an urban area, in part because it is…

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The Northern California Botanists Symposium – “The Diversity of Northern California Botany: Challenges and Opportunities”

January 13, 2020 - January 14, 2020
Bell Memorial Union, Chico State, W 2nd St
Chico, CA 95928 United States
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On January 14-15, 2019, Northern California Botanists will present a two-day symposium titled “Research and Conservation of Northern California’s Vegetation Communities” at California State University, Chico, plus a third day of workshops. Also included: a poster session, reception, banquet, keynote speaker. Student stipends available. For details, see: www.norcalbotanists.org

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San Bruno Mountain: Saddle and Bog Trails

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail, pin 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005-1253 United States
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This field trip is a first-of-the-year winter staple so let’s start with an easy walk around the saddle and bog with East Bay and San Francisco views. The saddle features grasslands, monocultures of gorse, a eucalyptus forest, the headwaters of Colma Creek, and a rare upland wetland. Several past restoration projects offer vivid examples of success and failure and are worth discussing.  The Saddle Trail is a wide fire road and is rich in plant species. Its eastern grasslands share…

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Tule Rive Parkway Walk

January 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Explore local river trail on a docent-led family friendly walk on a paved path. Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye St. Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy 2 mile walk no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available.

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Tule River Parkway Walk

January 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Explore local river trail on a docent-led family friendly walk on a paved path. Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye St. Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy 2 mile walk no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available.

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CNPS-SD Winter Native Gardening Workshop

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Details TBD

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February 2020

Lobos Creek Valley, Presidio of San Francisco

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lobos Creek Valley kiosk, 1750 Lincoln Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94134 United States
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Lobos Creek Valley has been called "a blazing landmark on the map of Bay Area restoration" (Orion Afield, 2002). The watershed contains some of the best examples of dune and riparian vegetation in San Francisco. Over 20 acres of dune habitat have been restored to support rare plants such as San Francisco lessingia (Lessingia germanorum), dune gilia (Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis) and San Francisco spineflower (Chorizanthe cuspidata var. cuspidata). Current restoration efforts are focused on the arroyo willow and coast live oak riparian zone along…

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San Francisco’s Changing Landscape—A Picture History

February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 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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The slide presentation will show the evolution of San Francisco's landscape with historic photos of the dunes, grasslands, trees, creeks, lakes and the Bayshore. Greg will discuss what has been lost and what is being preserved of San Francisco's natural heritage. Greg Gaar is a native San Franciscan who became an environmentalist and park advocate because he watched the loss of the open spaces where he played as a youngster.  He was a photojournalist for forty years and collects historic photos…

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