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April 2021

Virtual Native Plant Events and Webinars

April 7 - July 7

Have Qs or want to add events, email Elizabeth Virtual events have made it possible to hear speakers from all over CA! Open the event to see upcoming webinars/events and see recordings.

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Plant for Birds: Using Native California Plants to Create Habitat at Home Speaker: Scot Pipkin

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For many of us, gardens are more than places to grow food or pretty flowers. If we want to create rich, diverse, and resilient habitats in our yards and communities, we have to start with the appropriate native plants. They provide an opportunity to attract a variety of local wildlife and cultivate healthy natural systems. One of the best indicators of a successful habitat garden is the bird life it attracts. In this talk, we will look at the important…

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Using Coast to Cactus as a Field Guide to the San Diego Outdoors

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPEAKERS: Jim Varnell, Canyoneer Training Team & Diana Lindsay, Author The speakers, editors on the team of Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors, will discuss using the book as it was designed: to teach appreciation and understanding of the great biodiversity found in San Diego County.

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Vegetation Study Guided Walk at Barnett Ranch County Preserve

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
San Diego County San Diego, CA United States + Google Map

Join chapter Vice President and Field Trips Chair Justin Daniel for a botanic walk that will focus on floral foundations of the food web and emphasize wildlife commonly seen in the area. Limited capacity for current CNPS members. The walk will follow all COVID safety guidelines. Learn more and email Justin to register here

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Facebook Live Interview with Garden Owner Judie Lincer

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Spring is in swing and you will follow Judie Lincer, Native Garden Committee Co-Chair and Garden Tour Director 2018-2020, through her California native plant garden to learn how she created it and what she found along the way. Learn more here

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Naming Contest for Chapter Dudleya Mascot

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your creative side to help the chapter name its new mascot, a Dudleya pulverulenta, and create a slogan for it as part of the CNPS Dudleya Protection campaign. Register here

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Our City Forests Lawn Busters DIY Workshop (2-part series)

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until April 21, 2021

Learn how to design and convert your own lawn if you do not qualify for our program! 1 hour each day, 2 days total. Day 1, Tuesday April 20, 4-5 pm covers trenching, soil cover and shrub selection/placement. Day 2, Wednesday April 21, 4-5 pm  covers planting and mulching. Register here

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A New Era of Plant Conservation at the San Diego Botanic Garden

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CA United States + Google Map

SPEAKER: Tony Gurnoe, Director of Conservation Horticulture at the San Diego Botanic Garden After decades of showcasing endangered plant species from our region, the San Diego Botanic Garden is making significant institutional investments to dramatically elevate the garden's conservation and research programs. Learn about its long term conservation storage in seed bank projects and how it is reintroducing and reinforcing threatened populations of plant species such as Baccharis vanessae and Quercus dumosa. Learn more

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Coastal Dune Restoration–When is Removal of Invasives Simply not Enough?

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CA United States + Google Map

Lorraine Parsons is the Vegetation Wetlands Ecologist at Point Reyes National Seashore. She has worked on several large restoration projects in the Park. Joining information will be added to Milo Baker chapter's website

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Propagation Committee Meeting: Asclepias fascicularis Propagation

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Amy Huie, CNPS-SD Propagation Committee Chair, will talk about Asclepias fascicularis propagation from seed and rhizome cuttings. Learn more

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