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February 2020

CNPS Garden Ambassador Seasonal Garden Visits – RSVP required

February 9 @ 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 winter 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: Winter growth, wildlife, birds, fungi and emerging wildflowers. Color, form and…

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Early Spring Walk on Bayview Hill

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bayview Park CA United States + Google Map

After the winter rains, early spring is a rewarding time to visit Bayview Hill.  The Hill has many early blooming natives including several lomatiums and other members of the carrot or parsnip family.  Johnny Jump-up, in the violet family, host plant of the endangered Callippe Siverspot butterfly, will be in bloom.  We may also see members of the iris, lily and lupine families.  The many California grassland natives in bloom are delightfully visible during this time of year before the…

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CANCELLED: Tule River Parkway Workshop

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on March 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

Tule River Parkway, 540 S Jaye Street
Portersville, CA 903257 United States
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Cancelled to help protect our community from the coronavirus. Learn to use Observer Pro to document locations of plants along the paved paths. Download the app Observer Pro before walk if you want to learn on your own device. Meet at the trail entrance lot off Jaye Street.  Enter from southbound lanes just south of Tule River Bridge rail. Easy walk 1 mile, no elevation gain. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, no restrooms are available.

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Home Landscaping in a Changing Climate: Fire Smart, Water Wise, and Biodiverse

February 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Ross, CA 94957 United States
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Please join us for this special one-day symposium. Registration is now open! As the climate warms and the weather gets less predictable, Bay Area home gardeners find themselves facing contradictory directives from public agencies that are each trying to address one part of the looming problem. It seems as though we may be facing a lot of hard choices. Or can we find a way to work with nature to have home landscapes that are resilient in fire and drought,…

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San Pedro Valley County Park, Hazelnut Trail

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
San Pedro Valley County Park, 600 Osstag Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044 United States
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The Hazelnut Trail on Montara Mountain offers probably more diversity than any other area around here. A reason for that may be because it contains a rich mix of inland and maritime chaparral in the process of replacing a diverse grassland. In the absence of frequent burning practiced by the indigenous people, woody plants displace the grasses and wildflowers, and you can see that process happening here. We start out from the Visitor’s Center and cross the creek coming down…

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March 2020

Urban Biodiversity Inventory

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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Speakers: Peter Brastow, Rebecca Johnson, and Lew Stringer on the Urban Biodiversity Inventory

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CNPS Quarterly Gathering

March 13 - March 15
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Beach Road
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Learn more and register here Updated 3/9 Friday, March 13 ·         Friday field trip,  3 pm, Old St. Hilary’s Open Space.  STILL ON! ·         Friday dinner meet-up, 6 pm, Tiburon Tavern:  ??   Saturday, March 14 ·         Saturday Chapter Council meeting:  CANCELLED ·         Saturday Dinner/Speaker:  CANCELLED   Sunday, March 15 ·         Sunday, field trip Mt. Tam:  STILL ON! Join the Marin Chapter for the CNPS quarterly gathering in Tiburon, CA. Friday, March 13 Field Trip - 3:00-4:30 pm Old St. Hilary's Open Space Preserve. Meet at…

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Alta Peak Chapter Program: Planting for Birds

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tulare County Office of Education, 6200 S Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277 United States
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John Rowden, National Audubon Society, will present “Planting for Birds”. Held at Tulare County Office of Education 6200 S Mooney Blvd., south of Mooney Grove Park. No host dinner at Marie Callender’s at Mooney Blvd. and Hwy 198 at 5:15pm. *Co-Sponsored with Tulare County Audubon Society  

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All in-person CNPS events cancelled through end of May

March 16 - May 31
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All in-person CNPS events are cancelled through end of May to help protect our community from the coronavirus. We will monitor the situation closely and update as we can. Some chapters are canceling or postponing spring events. We will try to keep this page up to date, but please check with your local chapter to see if an event is still happening. Please follow the lead of your local public health department and officials. Each community is dealing with a different set of…

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CANCELLED: 25th Annual Spring Outing Botanical Excursion

March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2019 at 8:00 am

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, 10243 Saratoga Springs Rd
Upper Lake, CA 95485 United States
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Cancelled to help protect our community from the coronavirus. SO BE FREE is a series of West Coast forays started by the Bryolab at UC Berkeley in 1996. The main focus is on bryophytes, but the foray is open to all botanists and we encourage experts on other groups to come along and smell the liverworts. We welcome specialists and generalists, professionals and amateurs, master bryologists and rank beginners. SO BE FREE is held each spring, somewhere in the Western…

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