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February 2020

Visalia Springfest

February 8, 2020 - February 10, 2020
Visalia Convention Center, 303 E Acequia Ave
Visalia, CA 93291 United States
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Chapter will host an information booth. We need volunteers to help greet the public, pass out pamphlets, assist participants to plant acorns in small pots to take home, and sell plants and books. Volunteers get free admission to event. Email Barbara with questions or to sign up.

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Early Spring Walk on Bayview Hill

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bayview Park CA United States + Google Map

After the winter rains, early spring is a rewarding time to visit Bayview Hill.  The Hill has many early blooming natives including several lomatiums and other members of the carrot or parsnip family.  Johnny Jump-up, in the violet family, host plant of the endangered Callippe Siverspot butterfly, will be in bloom.  We may also see members of the iris, lily and lupine families.  The many California grassland natives in bloom are delightfully visible during this time of year before the…

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Tule River Parkway Workshop

February 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Learn to use Observer Pro to document locations of plants along the paved paths. Download the app Observer Pro before walk if you want to learn on your own device. Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye Street.  Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy walk 1 mile, no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available.

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San Pedro Valley County Park, Hazelnut Trail

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
San Pedro Valley County Park, 600 Osstag Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044 United States
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The Hazelnut Trail on Montara Mountain offers probably more diversity than any other area around here. A reason for that may be because it contains a rich mix of inland and maritime chaparral in the process of replacing a diverse grassland. In the absence of frequent burning practiced by the indigenous people, woody plants displace the grasses and wildflowers, and you can see that process happening here. We start out from the Visitor’s Center and cross the creek coming down…

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March 2020

Urban Biodiversity Inventory

March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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Speakers: Peter Brastow, Rebecca Johnson, and Lew Stringer on the Urban Biodiversity Inventory

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Alta Peak Chapter Program: Planting for Birds

March 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tulare County Office of Education, 6200 S Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277 United States
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John Rowden, National Audubon Society, will present “Planting for Birds”. Held at Tulare County Office of Education 6200 S Mooney Blvd., south of Mooney Grove Park. No host dinner at Marie Callender’s at Mooney Blvd. and Hwy 198 at 5:15pm. *Co-Sponsored with Tulare County Audubon Society  

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25th Annual Spring Outing Botanical Excursion (Register by Feb 20)

March 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, 10243 Saratoga Springs Rd
Upper Lake, CA 95485 United States
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Early-Bird deadline for SO BE FREE Register by Oct 1 for early-bird pricing here: https://bryophyte.cnps.org/images/pdf/SBF25Announcement.pdf SO BE FREE is a series of West Coast forays started by the Bryolab at UC Berkeley in 1996. The main focus is on bryophytes, but the foray is open to all botanists and we encourage experts on other groups to come along and smell the liverworts. We welcome specialists and generalists, professionals and amateurs, master bryologists and rank beginners. SO BE FREE is held…

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Tule River Parkway Workshop

March 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on March 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Learn to use Observer Pro to document locations of plants along the paved paths. Download the app Observer Pro before walk if you want to learn on your own device. Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye Street.  Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy walk 1 mile, no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available.

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April 2020

Tule River Parkway Event

April 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Help with trail cleanup and/or enter a photography contest. Contest requires photo be taken on this day in the Tule River Corridor within the Porterville Area. Complete contest rules available at event.  Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye Street. Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy walking on your own pace and distance, no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available, trail cleanup supplies will be provided.

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Alta Peak Chapter Field Trip

April 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Commnuity Park, 35680 CA-190
Springville, CA 93265 United States
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Moderately strenuous wildflower hike on a dirt road up to the forebay of the Tule River Powerplant, 4.5-mile round trip with elevation gain of 1000 ft., near the junction of Hwy 190 and Rd 208. We expect to see a great wildflower display with an opportunity to view the regrowth of a recently burned area. Meet at 9 am at Community Park in Springville on Hwy 190. Bring at least 2 liters of water and a bag lunch.  

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