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April 2021

Shasta Chapter Plant Sale

April 1 - April 9
Shasta Pickup CA United States + Google Map

The online store for the 2021 Spring Native Plant Sale opened on Friday, April 2, at 9 AM.   It will close on Friday, April 9, at 4 PM.  Here is the link to the store: The “Shop All” button in the upper right corner of the home page, above the firecracker flower photo, will take you to the plants. We’ve discovered a weird glitch:  if you choose to copy-paste the address rather than click, only use this part:…

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California, preaching on the burning shore: assessing and mitigating the effects of climate change on California’s forests

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Climate change and novel disturbances are fundamentally altering forest composition and have the potential to lead to long-term, permanent changes to forest ecosystems. Using a network of field sites across California, Dr. Bisbing’s lab at UNR is quantifying the impacts of climate and disturbance on forest conditions in our beloved conifer forests. Sarah will present a vignette of findings from forests across the State, the changes documented in these systems, and the potential impacts of these changes on the future of California’s forests. Register here

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Richard Rachman of Cal State University Northridge to talk about oak trees in the Santa Monica mountains.

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Oak trees are emblematic in the state of California, and their habitat supports hundreds of species of plants and animals. Quercus agrifolia and Q. lobata are the dominant oak species in the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles,and these oak woodlands have been suffering dieback due to drought, wildfires, and invasive species. More mapping is needed of oak populations in order to plan future conservation efforts and hopefully figure out which factors are most heavily impacting their survival Learn more…

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Channel Islands Chapter Plant Sale

Order online April 7-14, pick-up on the 17th

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Bumble Bees. By: John Whittlesey. Proprietor – Canyon Creek Nursery & Design

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

Join us for a night all about bumble bees

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Native Plant Pollinators, a talk by Juanita Salisbury

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

Join Landscape Architect Juanita Salisbury to learn fascinating details about native plant pollinators. Juanita will share details about specific pollinator relationships with California native plants and methods for attracting more pollinators to your garden. She will also share information about several public California native pollinator gardens she has spearheaded in Palo Alto. The focus for designing a habitat is productivity and resiliency and methods to achieve both will be discussed. 4 (650) 260-3450 March-April 2021 “Form follows function” in…

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Vernal Pools of the Santa Rosa Plain Virtual Panel Presentation

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dive into the unique biology of vernal pools with this presentation by local experts. Why are vernal pools so special and what is being done to protect them? Where can you see them in the Laguna de Santa Rosa? Kandis Gilmore, Michelle Halbur, and Trish Tartarian will highlight the endemic pollinators, native flora, and the endangered California Tiger Salamander found in vernal pools of the Santa Rosa plain. We will end by discussing land protections and conservation of vernal pools…

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A Tale of Two Experiments: How the CA Drought affected natural populations of an endemic monkeyflower

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CA United States + Google Map

By the end of the century, the Sierra Nevada growing season is predicted to be 7°F warmer. Please join Lillie Pennington (UC Merced) as she discusses how drought impacts cutleaf monkeyflower evolutionary trends and what it could mean for other Sierra Nevada endemic plants. Register for the event here

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Ballona Wetlands: Can Consensus Planning Protect Existing Biodiversity?

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Link to join will be sent to the chapter email list and posted on their webpage day of the event:

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Gardening for Native Bees, a talk by John Kehoe

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CA United States + Google Map

We all know about the European honeybee, but what about the native bees that live here in Santa Clara Valley? These local insects help pollinate our ornamental and edible plants, too! Once you know what to look for, you’ll learn to recognize over a dozen bee species that live in our urban setting ̶ especially among locally-growing native plants. Find out how planting even a few select natives can enrich your garden and attract even more bees. John Kehoe is…

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