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September 2019

King’s Creek to Bumpass Hell via Cold Boiling Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shasta Mall Chase Bank, 168 Morgan Way
Mt Shasta, CA 96067 United States
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We will hike 5.2 miles roundtrip at high altitude. Expect late-season flowers at the stream crossings. Sierra gentian may still be in bloom at the trailhead. No dogs allowed on park trails. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet in the Mt. Shasta Mall parking lot near Chase Bank at 8 am for carpooling. Call John Springer at 530/917-0567 for more information.

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Third Thursday Weeders

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Do you grind your teeth in frustration when you see native plants being supplanted by invasive exotic species? If so, the “Third Thursday Weeders” is for you! Spend a companionable day at beautiful Point Reyes and help us protect precious plant habitat in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The Weeders meet regularly on the third Thursday of every month, either in the Seashore or at other sites in West Marin. The location of each work party is set in consultation…

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Creating Native Pollinator Gardens a talk by Juanita Salisbury

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W. Olive Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 United States
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Native plants are integral to an effective pollinator garden design. Based on functions within the ecosystem, the speaker will explore the interrelationships between plants, pollinators, other insects and animals. The goal is to allow you to design pollinator gardens, thereby leveraging California’s wealth of biodiversity into more resilient and beautiful landscapes. Juanita Salisbury has a Ph.D. in Biopsychology from the University of Florida (1988), as well as a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University (2000). In…

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Native Horticultural Symposium: Gardening for Biodiversity in a Climate Crisis

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 United States
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$50 – $125

Register here. Early-bird pricing through 8/15 "Garden as if life depended on it." -- Doug Tallamy The insect Armageddon, the collapse of the western Monarch butterfly, The Sixth Extinction—we are losing species at an alarming rate. Contributors to this crisis include invasive species, the ubiquitous European lawn, non-native landscapes and the loss of wild areas. Landscape professionals and home gardeners can act to turn this trend around. This one-day symposium shows you how to be part of the solution. Speakers:…

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Sacramento Valley Plant Sale

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shepard Garden and Arts Center, McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816 United States
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Join us for our annual fall native plant sale and art market. Participating artists include Julie Clements and Coyote Brush Studios. September 21 only, 10 AM-4 PM.

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Field Bryology Workshop

September 23 - September 28
Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, Oregon, USFS Rd 15-130-132
Blue River, OR 97413 United States
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David Wagner is offering a three and a half day, intensive bryophyte identification workshop at the Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, Oregon ( This workshop is designed for those with a strong botany background and basic knowledge of bryophyte structure and life cycles. Folks with previous experience studying bryophytes can expect to increase their familiarity with the regional flora. The class involves integrated lectures, field study, and lab practice. Tuition is $400 plus $132 for lodging, including bed linens, pillow,…

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Jewels of the Garden: California Native Bulbs, Corms, and Rhizomes

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Madelyn Helling Library, 900 Helling Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
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California is blessed with one of the world’s largest and most diverse array of bulb species. This talk by Nancy Gilbert, Redbud Chapter’s Horticulture Chair, will focus on our local region’s native bulbs, corms and rhizomes, as well as very garden-worthy ones from other areas of California. The presentation will explain and illustrate various types of geophytes and their strategies for survival, how to successfully garden with our native bulbs, and their ethnobotanical and ecological importance. The show includes a…

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San Gabriel Mountains Annual Potluck and Art Display

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107 United States
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It's time for our annual Pot Luck and Members' Slide Show! This year, we encourage you to share original art, such as drawings, paintings, poetry, or prose, that are related to native plants. Bring your favorite dish to share at the pot luck, beginning at 6:30 p.m. And please bring your own plate, cup and utensils. Members who submit poetry are encouraged to read their poems to the audience at 7:30 p.m. The digital photo slideshow begins at 7:45, and…

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September 28 - November 4
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden meadow. Credit Kristen Hehnke.

With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events on the Central Coast. Considering replacing your lawn or some of your water-loving planting beds? Most California natives are drought resistant. Speak with our knowledgable staff about what plants are best for your garden or come to some of our weekend workshops. You can also visit our Natives in Your Garden page for an abundance of information that will help you prepare and…

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Manzanita Day at Native Here Nursery

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Native Here Nursery, 101 Golf Course Dr, Tilden Park
Berkeley, CA 94708 United States
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This year's manzanitas (5 local species) go on sale today.  Talk by John Danielsen at 11:00 on how to care for manzanitas in your garden.  Many other local plants also available for sale. CNPS member discount 5%. Photo: Saxon Holt

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