CNPS Calendar of Events


Napa Valley Chapter Fall Plant Sale

Skyline Park 2201 Imola Ave, Napa, CA

100s of drought tolerant native plants for sun, shade and in between. Experts on hand to help with selection of the right plant for the right spot. Learn more

Plant Heist at Mill Valley Film Festival

Smith Rafael Film Center 1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA

Political leaders and artists alike are stepping forward to stop Dudleya poaching in California. Filmmakers Chelsi de Cuba (IG @chelsidecuba) and Gabriel de Cuba (IG @gabriel.decuba) captured the inspiring efforts to stop Dudleya poaching in the new short documentary, Plant Heist. Live near the Bay Area? Catch this film on the big screen at the […]

Marvelous Mycoheterotrophs: The Beauty and Science of Floral-Fungal Freeloaders


If you've ever been fascinated by a waxy, alien looking plant without green parts in the woods that doesn't even seem like it should be real, you may have been enchanted by a marvelous mycoheterotroph! Mycologist and teacher Leah Bendlin of Oregon Mycological Society will discuss the biology and associations of these strange-looking plants that […]

Diversity, Flora, and Endemism of Vernal Pools at UC Merced’s Reserve


Join the North San Joaquin Valley CNPS Chapter for an evening with Joy Baccei, Director of the UC Merced Vernal Pools & Grassland Reserve. Learn about vernal pool flora, diversity, endemism on the reserve. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, […]

Using Paintbrushes to Study Species


Speaker: Sarah Jacobs, PhD Zoom Reservation Required: Link Here The plant genus Castilleja (the iconic group of wildflowers more commonly known as “the paintbrushes”) is a very young and diverse group of plants found primarily in western North America. Taxonomy in the genus has been challenging, resulting in its notoriety as a “difficult group.” Much of the difficulty […]

47th Annual Southern California Botanists Symposium


Virtual Online Symposium! Speakers Christopher DiVittorio, PhD -- Conservation of species and evolutionary processes on coastal sand dunes Regan Dunn, PhD -- Harbinger of the future: Drought, fire, and extinction in the latest Pleistocene Lluvia Flores-Renteria, PhD -- Elements to consider in the conservation of pinyon pines Karolina Heyduk, PhD - - Local adaptation in […]

Santa Cruz Chapter Plant Sale

UCSC Arboretum and Botanic Garden Horticulture Building 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Learn more Our fall plant sale is Saturday, October 16th at the UCSC Arboretum. Open to the public from 11 to 3, members-only from 10 to 11

cSHRIMP: The Climate Smart Habitat Riparian Model Planner with Andrew Mealor, Point Blue Conservation Science


Talk updated to Andrew Mealor, Point Blue Conservation Science Andrew Mealor will be presenting a new (and still in-progress) project planning tool, cSHRMP: the Climate Smart Habitat Riparian Model Planner. This tool uses climate and soil data with plant species observations in order to predict planting site suitability under current and projected future climate scenarios […]

Water Resilience in the Garden, a talk by Radhika Thekkath


Rescheduled for Oct. 20 As the climate swings unpredictably year to year, causing early spring floods and summer drought in the Western United States, it makes sense to understand and implement established ways to manage the rainfall on our properties. Whether we live on a small suburban lot or run a small farm on multiple […]