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July 2018

An overview of California’s natural world – Conservation and Restoration

July 5 @ 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: Obi Kaufmann The greatest tool we have in defending California's natural world, its biodiversity and its ecology, is an informed citizenry. Public policy is beginning to respond to an new upwelling of desire, as evidenced by hugely popular land trust organizations and non-governmental organizations to protect, restore and safeguard the whole, living portfolio of our unique and endemic systems across the Golden State. Transcending political polarizations, Californians are coming together to address long-standing, environmental remediation projects on a local…

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Citizen scientists, conservation gardening, healing community: magic and meaning in the fight to save our flowers

July 9 @ 7:30 pm
UCSC Arboretum and Botanic Garden Horticulture Building, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Speaker: Dan Gluesenkamp.

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Intro to Plant ID, Northern California

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CA United States + Google Map
$375 – $395

Teacher: Josie Crawford. We will review plant structure terminology, then learn the terminology and characteristics of some of the more common California plant families. This knowledge will reduce the amount of time required to key most plants to genus and species. Scientific names will be used throughout the workshop. Emphasis will be given to northern California species; however, information learned in this class will be readily applicable throughout California and the world. The class will include classroom presentations and exercises,…

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Yerba Buena Work Party

July 11 @ 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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Rare Plant Treasure Hunt – Mount Hermon, Santa Cruz County

July 12 @ 9:00 am
Mt Hermon CA United States + Google Map

Take a tour of the Santa Cruz Sandhills and help us map an occurrence of Ben Lomond Buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum decurrens) on Mount Hermon. Naturalist Rebekah Boettcher will tell us about the history of Mount Hermon as we walk through ponderosa pine forest to the summit of the mountain. In addition to mapping and counting the buckwheats, we will also search for other rare species such as Ben Lomond Spineflower (Chorizanthe pungens hartwegiana) and Silverleaf Manzanita (Arctostaphylos silvicola). Bring water,…

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Rare Plant Treasure Hunt – Late-flowered mariposa lily (Santa Barbara Co.)

July 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Tunnel Trail Rd. CA United States + Google Map

Please email Heather to RSVP hschneider@sbbg.org Join Dr. Heather Schneider of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for an outing to visit an occurrence of Late-flowered mariposa lily (Calochortus fimbriatus). See the event page for full details on the trip Please email Heather to RSVP hschneider@sbbg.org Photo by Heather Schneider

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Seeds, Seeds, and More Seeds

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Red Barn Classroom, Bear Valley Visitor Center, 1 Bear Valley Rd
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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“Before the Seed, there comes the Thought of Bloom; and we have much to Hope from Flowers”. Seeds are one of nature’s Miracles; and so much of all other life is tied to the phenology of plants and the reproduction of their species. To start learning about plant families we’ll look at the floral formulas; traits which are also easily identifiable in the fruits and seeds. In this class we’ll look at selection of seeds from various native genera, and…

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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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Yerba Buena Work Party

July 18 @ 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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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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