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June 2021

Greetings from Tilden Botanic Garden! Suggestions for growing a More Diverse Palette of Native Plants with Bart O’Brien

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Want to add something a bit out of the ordinary to your native garden? Let’s visit Tilden Botanic Garden-It’s long history of successfully propagating and growing a wide diversity of field-collected California native plants makes it a great place to check out! Bart O’Brien, the Garden’s Director, will recommend plants for the curious and adventurous native gardener. A fifth generation Californian, Bart O’Brien is an authority on the California flora and of northwestern Baja California, Mexico, and is also an…

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Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Teachers Conference

June 21 - June 22

Join John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren–co-authors of the book How to Teach Nature Journaling–as well as other nature journaling educators from around the world for a two-day live online workshop, June 21-22, 2021, before the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference. You will come away from this workshop empowered with best practices and practical tools for teaching nature journaling, and you will be prepared to put them into practice with your students. Learn more and register here

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Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference

June 23 - June 27

Thanks to the dedicated work of our team and the generous support of our partner and sponsors, we are thrilled to offer our third annual Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference in 2021! The event will be 5 full days, with a rich schedule of classes, panels, lectures, nature journaling challenges, social time, journal sharing, and an online auction. Please see below for more details on the event including our amazing line up of teachers and speakers. NOTE: The best way to be…

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Human Nature: In Relationship with California Rare Plants

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

California has more native plants than any other state, most of which are endemic to California (only found here). What’s more, over 1/3 of our native plants are also considered rare due to human development, climate change, habitat fragmentation, rare habitats, and other factors. During this collaborative program where science meets art, we’ll learn about human relationships with nature from two rare plant lovers who engage with California’s unique flora in their own unique ways. Learn more here

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Children’s Gardens with San Francisco Native Plants

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the San Francisco Public Library and CNPS Yerba Buena to learn how to create fun and safe environments for children to enjoy nature! Children learn by exploring and learn with all their senses. San Francisco native plants can provide soft, safe environments for young children and opportunities for exploring the natural world, including butterflies and birds, for older children. We discuss what to plant in San Francisco to provide opportunities for children to learn and explore nature. Susan Karasoff…

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July 2021

Naturehood Gardening: Choosing Plants

July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

How do you choose the right native plants for your garden when you live in a biodiversity hotspot with over 6,000 plant species? Dive into the art of plant selection with our expert Horticulture team. We’ll share tools and tips for choosing the perfect plants, from exploring your local environment to using Calscape, getting acquainted with your yard to finding nurseries near you. We’ll show you how to meld your dream garden vision with native plants unique to your home.…

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Latino Conservation Week

July 17 - July 25
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#LatinoConservationWeek is here! LCW is an annual initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation showcasing outdoor engagement and conservation advocacy by Latinx communities. 7/17: #LCW2021 - Kick Off 7/18: #RecreateResponsibly 7/19: #RethinkOutside 7/20: #AdvocacyAfuera 5-6:30pm:#AdvocacyAfuera: California 30x30 Equity Panel Conversation 7/21: #ConservationCultura 7/22: #ComunidadYFamilia 7/23: #DiversifyOutdoors 7/24: #YoCuento 7/25: #CelebrateLCW2021 Join Latino Outdoors and Hispanic Access Foundation to amplify and celebrate comunidad, cultura, and conservation! Learn more and see in-person and virtual events at Use these hashtags to join the…

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THE Conference for ALL Botanists 

July 18 - July 23

Join the nationwide societies for the virtual Botany 2021 conference. Enjoy five days of scientific sessions with pre-conference workshops. Fabulous speakers include Dr. Beronda Montgomery who will give the plenary address, “From Seeds of change to a Harvest of Discovery.” Register at Hosted by Botanical Society of America, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Society of Herbarium Curators, Mycological Society of America, International Association for Plant Taxonomy, American Fern Society

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Conservation of a Rare Redwood Forest Endemic, Dudley’s Lousewort, a talk by Ben Carter 

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Dudley's Lousewort (Pedicularis dudleyi, Orobanchaceae) is a rare redwood forest endemic known only from two widely separated populations in San Mateo and Monterey counties. In this talk, we'll discuss ongoing efforts to understand the pollination, seed dispersal and other important life-history characteristics as well as providing an overview of surprising genetic results that provide insight into the evolutionary history of the species. Ben Carter is an Associate Professor of Biology and the Director of the Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium at…

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A photographic tour of the Genus Calochortus

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Calochortus venustus. Photo: Ann Dalkey

A gorgeous evening with renowned botanist and photographer Jeff Bisbee enjoying and discussing this genus of bulbs native to California and elsewhere on our continent. Calochortus is divided into three sections—Calochortus, Mariposa, and Cyclobothra, and then divided again into four subsections. Jeff will share about each subsection, including distinguishing characteristics of each. Joining information will be added to the Redbud Chapter website.

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