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March 2019

Wildflower Show and Plant Sale

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Skyline Park, 2201 Imola Ave
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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Spring Native Plant Sale and Wildflower Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14. Over 200 freshly gathered Napa County wildflowers on display and over 1,000 hard-to-find native plants, more than 125 species, available for sale at Napa’s Skyline Park, 2201 Imola Ave, Napa, CA. For more information, visit our website at www.napavalleycnps.org.  Admission is free.

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The Crosby Habitat Management Area, Rancho Santa Fe Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Crosby Open Space in Santa Fe Valley, 8175 Del Dios Hwy.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 United States
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Where: The Crosby Habitat Management Area, Rancho Santa Fe When: Friday March 8th, 9am-1pm Trip Leaders: Amy Patten & Jonathan Appelbaum Join CNPS and San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy for a training on collecting data for the Rare Plant Treasure Hunt program. Many rare plant populations haven’t been seen in decades, and some parts of the state have seen little to no botanical exploration to date. This program helps conserve our rare flora by training citizen scientists to collect valuable data for the…

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A Night of Native Plants

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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There are more than 5,000 native plant species in California—nearly one third of which are now rare or endangered. Join us for a presentation by Matt Ritter, author of California Plants: A Guide to our Iconic Flora and A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us followed by a conversation between Matt Ritter and Daniel Gluesenkamp, Executive Director of the California Native Plant Society. Matt Ritter and Daniel Gluesenkamp will share photos and stories about California’s spectacular flora and natural…

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Habitat Restoration Efforts in the Simi Hills

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 W Magnolia Blvd
Encino, CA 91436 United States
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Presenters: John Luker and Wendi Gladstone In 2018 Wendi and John formed the Sky Valley Volunteers, a local non-profit that educates stakeholders in habitat stewardship and restoration. Last year they started the program as an experiment and demonstration, they planted or supplied 400 trees to other organizations and parkland. This year the goal is over 1000! So far there have been 2 plantings this year, with at least 3 more planned. Come hear about the program and listen to what you can…

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IPAs 4 IPAs Smog City, Torrance

March 14
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Smog City Brewing, 1901 Del Amo Blvd, Ste B
Torrance, CA 90501 United States
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The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is thrilled to be part of Smog City Brewing's Pints with Purpose. 10% of all taproom sales will be donated to CNPS on Thursdays in March 3pm-10pm After 6pm, come enjoy an IPA with CNPS members and staff and learn about the CNPS Important Plant Areas (IPA) program. We'll have fun activities and giveaways (stickers, posters, Flora magazines, and more) for attendees. #IPAs4IPAs Grab a bite to eat from a food truck each week:…

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Planting California Natives — What, Where, When, and How

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Davis, Pierce Ranch Rd
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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$45

This workshop is taught in Patricia’s secluded 1-acre wild escape on a slough located west of Davis  Spring plant sales will be starting soon and this is an opportunity to view a 15-year-old native garden that now features more than 300 species and cultivars of California native plants.   Participants will gather many ideas for planting.  This garden is especially useful to illustrate plants growing in a variety of microclimates.  After instruction, demonstrations and with lots of guidance, we will all…

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IPAs 4 IPAs Smog City, Torrance

March 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Smog City Brewing, 1901 Del Amo Blvd, Ste B
Torrance, CA 90501 United States
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The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is thrilled to be part of Smog City Brewing's Pints with Purpose. 10% of all taproom sales will be donated to CNPS on Thursdays in March 3pm-10pm After 6pm, come enjoy an IPA with CNPS members and staff and learn about the CNPS Important Plant Areas (IPA) program. We'll have fun activities and giveaways (stickers, posters, Flora magazines, and more) for attendees. #IPAs4IPAs Grab a bite to eat from a food truck each week:…

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Trione-Annadel State Park Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Parktrail Drive & Comfrey Place, Santa Rosa, Parktrail Drive & Comfrey Place
Santa Rosa, CA 95405 United States
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Meet by 9 a.m. at Parktrail Drive & Comfrey Place, Santa Rosa, ~ ½ mile east of Summerfield Rd. – N end of Vietnam Veterans Trail. This trip will focus on rare plant monitoring and mapping; all attending will have the opportunity to participate.   Our long walk will take us to several sub-populations of Fritillaria liliacea (fragrant fritillary) in the northwestern part of Trione-Annadel State Park.  Expect up to 7 miles at a moderate pace, with lengthy stops to find, count, map, and document the plants and their…

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Doug Tallamy and CNPS at SF Flower & Garden Show in Sacramento

March 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cal Expo Sacramento, CA 95815 United States + Google Map

Thursday, March 21st, SPEAKER SERIES will be at Discovery Stage, Cal Expo: 12:30 - 1:30; Chris Lewis, Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery Director; TOPIC: How Gardening with Native Plants Help YOU and the environment 1:30 - 3:00; Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., author of Bringing Nature Home; How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. TOPIC: Restoring Nature's Relationships at Home. Doug Tallamy Plenary Talk at the CNPS 2018 Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wzcz8dWyBc 3:00 - 4:00; Pat Reynolds, General Manager of Hedgerow Farms; TOPIC:…

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A Primer on Sedges

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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$120 – $150

This is an intensive introductory/intermediate course on sedge identification and keying with an emphasis on species occurring in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The workshop starts with an introductory review of sedge taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, and essential sedge keying terminology and morphology. The rest of the day will be guided dissection and keying of specimens in the laboratory using a microscope and the Jepson Manual 2nd Edition. Keying will be punctuated with guidance and commentary on keying groups and species characteristics. Many specimens will…

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