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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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July 2018

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt – Del Norte County

July 18 - July 19
Gasquet CA United States + Google Map

Leaders: Alison Colwell & Amy Patten We are looking for volunteers to assist with surveys for Lomatium martindalei, Carex leptalea, & Carex viridula in Del Norte County. We’ll visit locations known from historical records of these target species in the Six Rivers National Forest (including a Darlingtonia bog or two) and look for new occurrences of these species. We’ll also document other special-status plant species that we encounter. Please note that these will be exploratory surveys rather than guided hikes.…

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Take a Hike! Lyons Creek Trail, El Dorado Nat’l Forest

July 21 @ 8:00 am
Lyons Creek Trail, 71 Wrights Lake Rd
Kyburz, CA 95720 United States
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2017 Intro to Plant ID workshop, Auburn, CA. Credit Becky Reilly.

Meet Rich Wade at 8:00 AM at the Pollock Pines Safeway parking lot, at the northeast corner. We will then travel on Highway 50 to Wright’s Lake Road, which will take us to the trailhead of Lyons Creek Trail. A knapsack with your lunch or snack, water bottle; wear suitable hiking boots or shoes. You may want to have a hand lens, binoculars, field guides, insect repellant and sunscreen. Open granite, mountain meadows, and fir-lodgepole conifer forest, all under the…

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Rare Plant Treasure Hunt: Wyman Canyon

July 21 @ 8:30 am

Join the Bristle Cone chapter and field trip leaders Courtney Collins & Michèle Slaton for a rare plant treasure hunt! We will explore the areas in bloom from the bristlecone pine forest down into pinyon-juniper woodlands and riparian areas. We can expect to see several showy wildflowers, and also rare plants, including Dedecker’s clover (Trifolium kingii ssp. I), small-flowered rice grass (Stipa divaricata), and Nevada ninebark (Physocarpos alternans). We’ll spend time searching for the limestone daisy (Erigeron uncialis) – a…

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Chapter Meeting

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Planning Commission Meeting Room, 2850 Fairlane Ct, Bldg. C
Placerville, CA 95667 United States
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Carpenter Valley

Carpenter Valley -- Northern California's Secret Garden. Presenter: Edward Smith, Forest Ecologist, California Nature Conservancy

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Yerba Buena Work Party

July 25 @ 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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August 2018

Yerba Buena Work Party

August 1 @ 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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Urban Tree Ecology & The Rhizosphere – Tree Anatomy Below Ground

August 2 @ 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: Ted Kipping Trees co-evolved with a rich ecological support system over many eons. As people have migrated into our increasingly densely populated and denatured cities, we have attempted to bring some of the trees with us - not always successfully. With a tad more insight and understanding, we can do a lot better. Come see for yourselves. The Rhizosphere - Tree Anatomy Below Ground shares the amazing insights and lab work of the late Dr Alex Shigo, a giant…

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Rare Plant Treasure Hunt: Mount Eddy/Russian Wilderness #2

August 4 - August 11

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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Mount Eddy/Russian Wilderness Rare Plant Treasure Hunts

August 4
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One event on August 4, 2018 at 12:00am

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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. Designed for a limit of 15 CNPS members. 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. Trip #1 July 1-8 Trip #2 August…

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