CNPS Calendar of Events

Kern Chapter Fall Plant Sale

2100 Jason Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312 2100 Jason Street, Bakersfield, CA

Online plant sale from September 18-30 here. Pickups on October 15th

Willis L. Jepson Fall Plant Sale

Heritage Presbyterian Church 1400 E 2nd St, Benicia, CA

  Online Sale September 19-25, pickups on Saturday Oct 1st. Link will work on September 19: On-site sale October 1st 10 am-2pm 1400 East Second St. Benecia CA  

NAT Talk: Flora of the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir

San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA

The Sierra de San Pedro Mártir national park in Baja California is home to bighorn sheep, California condors, cougars, and an incredible diversity of plants, many of which don’t exist anywhere else on Earth. In their new bilingual book and accompanying Nat Talk, Drs. Alan Harper, Sula Vanderplank, and Jon Rebman introduce us to many […]

Insect Population Declines: where are they occurring, how do we measure them, and what can we do about them?

Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa

Hybrid Meeting: In person and by Zoom. Zoom Link will be at Presenter: Dr. Nathan E. Rank, Professor of Biology at Sonoma State University Presentation: Biologists across the globe have observed substantial declines in insect populations in recent years, and this has generated widespread concern about the future of this important group of animals. […]

Creating Bird Friendly Landscapes


Learn the keys to designing landscapes that attract and support native birds. Nancy Gilbert, long-time Redbud Chapter horticulture chair, will share essential information about how to create bird-attracting gardens and landscapes. Nancy will share many remarkable photos by herself and her husband, Ames Gilbert, of birds interacting with native plants.

Finding and Appreciating Bay Area Plant Galls, Michael Hawk and Merav Vonshak


Galls are intriguing plant structures induced by insects (usually), creating a sheltered home for the larval stages of the inducing organism. They have diverse and sometimes incredible shapes and colors, and their natural history is equally fascinating, with complex life cycles, tiny parasites, and more! Michael Hawk (Nature's Archive podcast and Jumpstart Nature) and Dr. […]

North Coast Fall Plant Sale

Freshwater Farms Reserve 5851 Myrtle Ave, Eureka, CA

California Native Plant Society, North Coast Chapter, Fall 2022 Native Plant Sale Saturday, September 24th & Sunday, September 25th, at their volunteer run nursery, located at Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, 95503. For additional information about the sale and for a list of plants offered, visit their website at:

The Forgotten Botanist and AP Chapman at Lemon Canyon Ranch

Lemon Canyon Ranch 222 Lemon Canyon Road, Sierraville, CA

Join us for an afternoon overlooking Sierra Valley at Lemon Canyon Ranch for discussions about two pioneering Californians: Sara Plummer Lemmon, botanist, botanical illustrator, force of nature, and AP Chapman, one of the early settlers in Sierra Valley. Wynne Brown and Ned Purdom will be talking about their recently released books on Lemmon and Chapman […]

CNPS East Bay Chapter Screening – Saging the World


Online Presentation from CNPS East Bay Chapter Screening of the documentary film, Saging the World, produced by Rose Ramirez, Deborah Small, and the California Native Plant Society. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Register to attend: