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December 2019

Plant ID Workshops

December 12, 2019 @ 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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On the Human-Animal Bond

December 17, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Richard Louv, Journalist, Author, and Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus of Children and Nature Network Our Wild Calling: how connecting to animals can transform our lives — and help save theirs. In his newest book released on November 5, Richard Louv explores the powerful and mysterious bond between humans and other animals, including both domestic and wild animals. He makes the case that deepening our connection with other animals, both wild and domestic, can improve our mental, physical and spiritual…

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McLaren Park Mushrooms

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mclaren Park, 100 John F Shelley Dr
San Francisco, CA 94134 United States
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PJoin mycologist, Alan Rockefeller, for a fungal foray in McLaren Park. We will meet at 10:00 am at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater parking lot. This may be a popular field trip, so please watch your step and try to stay on trail. If there has been no significant precipitation in December, we will have to reschedule; heavy rain on the 21st rain postpones to December 29. Email if you have any questions.

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Fly Agaric Mushroom Search

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1212 Forest Ave, 1212 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove California, CA 93950 United States
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Some years we get skunked but hopefully this year we will find the beautiful fly agaric mushrooms in the Del Monte Forest. Bring water; lunch gives us the option of purchasing a Poppy Hills sandwich. 5 miles, 750 feet elevation gain. Arrive early; we depart on time. Led by Lynn Bomberger. Must register for all below at:

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January 2020

Conservation Committee Meeting

January 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We meet the first Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Email for details.   If you are interested in this kind of work, you are very, very welcome, as we always need more volunteers. We are happy to train you too, and we have developed training materials. If you know of a project that needs our involvement, we also welcome you. Our goal is to protect California's native plants, and where they are threatened, whether it…

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San Diego Chapter Board Meeting

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
San Diego Audubon Center, 4010 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117 United States
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CNPS-SD Executive Board meetings are always the first Wednesday of the month, except when the 1st Wednesday falls on a holiday. Meetings are held at 4010 Morena Blvd, Suite 100, San Diego. Members are welcome to attend as observers. To add an issue to the agenda, please email

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Pruning Workshop with Dale Gradek

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4224 Christmas Tree Lane, 4224 Christmas Tree Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93306 United States
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contact Paul Gipe for details:

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San Bruno Mountain Ridge lichens

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail, pin 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005-1253 United States
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Lichens are all around us and they have fascinating stories to tell those who listen. Lichens are beautiful, play critical roles in ecosystems, and can act as sensitive environmental indicators because they respond to fine scale ecological conditions. San Bruno Mountain is a particularly interesting destination for lichen explorers; it is an urban conservation success story with significant biodiversity of many taxonomic groups. It has an unusually diverse assortment of lichens, particularly for an urban area, in part because it is…

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The Northern California Botanists Symposium – “The Diversity of Northern California Botany: Challenges and Opportunities”

January 13 - January 14
Bell Memorial Union, Chico State, W 2nd St
Chico, CA 95928 United States
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On January 14-15, 2019, Northern California Botanists will present a two-day symposium titled “Research and Conservation of Northern California’s Vegetation Communities” at California State University, Chico, plus a third day of workshops. Also included: a poster session, reception, banquet, keynote speaker. Student stipends available. For details, see:

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Jepson Chapter/Solano College Horticulture Club Joint Meeting

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Solano Community College – Biology Laboratory, 4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534 United States
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Maggie Ingalls and Michael Uhler from the East Bay Parks Botanical Garden will talk about California Native Plants. 6:00 PM Solano Community College Building 1000, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield CA  94534

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