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April 2018

Wildflower Show

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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44th Wildflower Show: Hundreds of wildflowers displayed. Talks by John Muir Laws and Dan Gluesenkamp. Other talks: plant ID, pollinators, gardening, restoration. On sale: plants, books, art, posters, cards. Fun things for children. Free. West Valley College 14000 Fruitvale Avene. Located in the Biology wing of the Science and Math buildings, which parallels Allendale Avenue. Free parking in Lots 1 and 2 during

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West Adams Native Garden Tour

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1651 Virginia Rd Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States + Google Map

WAHA invites you to our first West Adams Native Gardens Tour.  The self-guided tour opens the gates of ten private gardens that feature native plants in historical settings throughout the West Adams District.  All of the front yards and some back yards will be open to view, with knowledgeable owners and docents who will describe the plants and the benefits of “going native.” The gardens on the tour will showcase reduced water use, reduced (or eliminated) chemical and pesticide use, improved habitat…

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San Bruno Mountain: Summit Trail field trip

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail, pin 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005-1253 United States
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Leader: Doug Allshouse The Summit Trail is a very popular and spectacular 3-mile loop that stretches over the northern portion of the mountain and is the most species-rich trail. It passes through a logged eucalyptus forest and descends past active seeps until it reaches April Brook. We'll see horsetails, fringe cups, iris, coast rock cress, and at least five ferns. From there we head up to Bitter Cherry Ridge with rocky outcrops covered with fog lichens and views of the…

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Central Valley Native Landscapes

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Greenery Nursery and Garden Shop, 742 E Olive Ave
Turlock, CA 95380
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Cost: FREE! Saturday, April 28th 10 a.m. Speaker: Jim Brugger of the California Native Plant Society, North San Joaquin Valley Chapter Informative seminar. Have you been wanting to add more natives to your yard? Or maybe you have added some natives and want to understand how to make them thrive? Jim will go over how to incorporate natives into existing landscapes. He will also discuss gardening practices, watering and maintenance for the low water, drought tolerant and native landscape.

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Rush Ranch Annual Open House

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rush Ranch, 3521 Grizzly Island Road
Suisun City, CA 93021 United States
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Hosted by the Rush Ranch Educational Council. Music, tours, games, rides and exhibitors. Free fun for the whole family. The Willis Linn Jepson Chapter will be on hand to sell native plants. See this link for more info.

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Plant Collection Workshop

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tahoe National Forest Office, 631 Coyote St
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
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A Workshop on Collecting Plant Specimens led by Steve Schoenig Saturday, April 28th 10 am- 4 pm. Meet at 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City (Tahoe National Forest office) from where we will carpool to serpentines near Washington. This workshop will focus on the techniques and ethics of collecting plants for submission to an herbarium. Participants will begin the process of creating herbarium specimens in the field, learning how to collect different types of plants, which data and details to document,…

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Family Time – Take a Hungry, Hungry Hike at the Placer Nature Center

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placer Nature Center, 3700 Christian Valley Rd
Auburn, CA 95602 United States
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If you missed this trip last month, this is your second chance! Join Docent Linda on a walk on the nature trail and discover how many ways common plants can help families live. The 1-mile Nature Trail winds through beautiful oak woodland. Rain or Shine. This program is a joint effort with the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society and the Placer Nature Center. The Placer Nature Center is a 5-acre preserve in the Sierra Foothills home to…

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Bear River Wildflower and Natural History Hike

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Placer County Bear River Park and Campground, 2500 Campground Road
Colfax, CA 95713 United States
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Learn the plants and natural history of the Bear River, Native American cultural uses and ways, and the threats that would be posed by constructing the Centennial Dam. We will be hiking at a site along the Bear River that is within the proposed Centennial Reservoir inundation zone. The hike will be led by Richard Marks, natural historian, and Josie Crawford, botanist. At the Park’s average elevation of 1,800 feet exists a diversity of plant life, from willows and alders…

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May 2018

Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé

May 1 - May 3
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States + Google Map

This course will be a combination of lecture and field exercises in vegetation sampling with a focus on collecting data using the CNPS-CDFW combined vegetation rapid assessment/relevé method. More details and registration

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Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale

May 4
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until May 6, 2018

Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St
Eureka, CA 95501 United States
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Three amazing days filled with school classes visit, wildflower show, art night, native plant sale, talks, and more!

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