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April 2019

Monterey Bay April Fieldtrips

April 7 - April 28

Learn more and register here Sunday, April 7 Fort Ord National Monument Spring Wildflower Tour  CNPS volunteer David Styer and BLM Botanist Bruce Delgado will lead this tour at Fort Ord. We’ll focus several stops and short hikes on rare and beautifully diverse flowers in such habitats as vernal pools, oak woodlands, maritime chaparral, and native grasslands. Toyon Ridge 1700' This is a brisk two hour jaunt up Toyon Ridge. Poles and or shoes with good tread are recommended. No…

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Native Plant Week with San Gabriel Mountains Chapter

April 13 - April 21
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107 United States
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Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Native Plant Week Symposium, Wildflower Show, Plant and Book Sale at Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 W Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91436, offered by the LA/Santa Monica Mountains chapter of CNPS and the Theodore Payne Foundation. The Symposium will feature the following speakers: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Tim Becker: “How Native Can the Garden Get? Embracing Localism in the Landscape” 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m., David Newsom: “Wild Yards Project: The New Wilderness…

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Native Plant Week with San Luis Obispo Chapter

April 13 - April 21
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SLO Flora Workshop 2017. Credit Becky Reilly.

Salt Marsh and Coastal Dunes Friday, April 20 – 9am SALT MARSH AND COASTAL DUNES AT SHARK INLET, MONTANA DE ORO Meet: The west end of Butte Drive, Los Osos (at the bay side of the golf course).Trip: We will walk the edge of bay shore to Shark Inlet, and then cut into the older coastal dunes to look for seasonal dune flowers. Parts of this hike may be a little muddy, but it has no hills and has fine scenery.Details: Expect a…

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Wildflower Week with RSABG

April 13 - April 21
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Discover your backyard superbloom at California's Native Garden! Prepare for a bonanza of color, fragrance and beauty at this week-long celebration of California's wildflowers featuring wild-collected species, annual displays, an art exhibition and much more! Wildflower Week activities include:Wildflower Happy Hour - April 13 | 5 pm - 7 pm: Celebrate the commencement of Wildflower Week and be one of the first to see the Wildflower Show and The Art of the Wildflower exhibition. Free to the public. Limited to the first 200 attendees.…

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58th Annual Wildflower Show

April 19 - April 21
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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Co-chairs Brian LeNeve and Michael Mitchell invite you to the Annual Wildflower Show at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This winter’s rainfall has, so far, made up for its unusually late start and we are hoping that we may have a fine wildflower season and be able to put on a spectacular show with over 700 specimens on display. During the show, 10am-5pm April 19-21, members of CNPS will be available to identify plants or (hopefully) photos of…

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May 2019

Fifteenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour and Events

This award-winning tour features thirty seven beautiful Alameda and Contra Costa county gardens that are pesticide-free, water conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60% or more native plants.  On the day of the Tour art will be available for sale at a dozen gardens and live music will be performed at seven.  Children’s activities will be offered at two. This self-drive tour showcases a variety of gardens, from large wooded lots in the hills to small parcels in the flats. Native plants will be available…

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