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November 2019

Annual Foothills Festival

November 1
River Ridge Ranch, 37675 Balch Park Rd.
Springville, CA United States
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Come and gather with community for the Annual Foothills Festival at River Ridge Ranch in Springville. Families can enjoy: Live Music Wine and Beer Art Native Plant Sale Walking Tours Walk a Labyrinth Crafts & Activities  

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San Gabriel Mountains Plant Sale

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107 United States
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A good variety of reasonably priced California native plants and wildflower seeds appropriate for gardens in the Los Angeles basin will be available, including plants for attracting birds and butterflies to your home garden. Knowledgeable chapter members will be on hand to answer questions.

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Riverside-San Bernardino Plant Sale

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District, 4500 Glenwood Dr
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Join the Riverside/San Bernardino chapter for our annual autumn plant sale!

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CNPS Garden Ambassador Seasonal Garden Visits – RSVP required

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Davis, Pierce Ranch Rd
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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You are invited to enjoy Patricia’s native garden on a typical fall day.  The garden, a secluded 1-acre wild escape on the slough, is located west of Davis. Started in 2005, it now features more than 300 species and cultivars of California native plants.  Visit Patricia’s Garden Ambassador Profile (link here) to learn more about this garden, access a map, view a plant list, and take a virtual tour! Highlights: Fall color an growth Wildflowers in germination Observe seasonal maintenance, pest control,…

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Management of the Rare Plants and Butterflies of San Bruno Mountain

November 7 @ 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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San Bruno Mountain State and County Park is a habitat island amidst a sea of urbanization, and is home to a variety of rare, threatened, and endangered plant and wildlife species - some of which occur only in this park. This talk will outline recent efforts to map and catalog rare plant populations, describe the critical habitat requirements for the four protected butterfly species found in the park, and discuss the ongoing efforts for habitat management for the benefit of…

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California Desert Protection Act Treasure Hunt

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve, Thousand Palms, CA, 29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road
Thousand Palms, CA 92276 United States
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Join us for a late-season hike to celebrate the anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act on Saturday, November 9th at the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve in Thousand Palms, CA. Sign up here to reserve a space and receive further information about the event. Space is limited so an RSVP is required! We will search for Leopold's rush (Juncus acutus subsp. leopoldii), narrowleaf sandpaper plant (Petalonyx linearis), and other desert rarities while we learn about this important desert habitat. Be…

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Channel Islands Chapter Plant Sale

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum of Ventura County, 100 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Our fall native plant sale is THIS SATURDAY! We have a special promotion this year: buy $30 worth of plants and get a FREE CNPS-CI sweatshirt! Come early to get the best selection of plants and sweatshirts! We will have a wide variety of plants including Iris, milkweed, ceanothus, and multiple sage species. Lots of flowering shrubs, too! $10 for 1-gallon $5 for 4-inch Hope to see you there! 10am-3pm at the Museum of Ventura County

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NorCal Botanist Certification Exam (Register by Nov 12)

November 14
Sacramento CA 95816 United States + Google Map

Learn more and register today! https://www.cnps.org/education/botanist-certification

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Plant ID Workshops

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

San Francisco State University, Hensill Hall, Botany Lab, Room 440, 1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132 United States
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Listen to a PowerPoint presentation that explains a plant family's diagnostic features, its economic importance, distribution, and evolutionary history among other things. We are then assisted by graduate botany students to key out live specimens. Join us for a stress-free hour and a half learning about botany. Bring Jepson Manual Second Edition, if you have one, and a loupe. We do have microscopes on hand and instruments that aid with dissection of plants. Workshops begin at 6 pm and run…

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Plants & Birds & Rocks & Things: A Walk through the Natural Histories of Glen Canyon

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Canyon, Elk St and Chenery Street
San Fransico, CA 94127 United States

Join us on a fall hike to explore this canyon in the midst of residential neighborhoods. Glen Canyon is one of San Francisco’s significant natural resource areas containing a variety of vegetation including forbs, grasslands, shrubs, willows and other trees. The park features rock formations and it is the source of Islais Creek. We will walk and view parts of this 70-acre park to enjoy the flora, fauna and natural history. Leader: Paul Bouscal, CNPS member and California Naturalist. Meet…

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