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April 2021

Plant for Birds: Using Native California Plants to Create Habitat at Home Speaker: Scot Pipkin

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For many of us, gardens are more than places to grow food or pretty flowers. If we want to create rich, diverse, and resilient habitats in our yards and communities, we have to start with the appropriate native plants. They provide an opportunity to attract a variety of local wildlife and cultivate healthy natural systems. One of the best indicators of a successful habitat garden is the bird life it attracts. In this talk, we will look at the important…

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Theodore Payne Foundation Garden Tour

April 16 - April 18

Join us for an interactive at-home experience of California native plant gardens and landscapes through the seasons. Expanding from spring to an entire year of transformation, TPF’s 18th Annual Garden Tour will take you on an adventure through a select group of gardens with HD video and 360 degree views. Together, we’ll become immersed in the urban ecosystem and the native plant community which makes it thrive. Join us for stunning garden footage, landscape designer and homeowner interviews, expert panel discussions,…

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Using Coast to Cactus as a Field Guide to the San Diego Outdoors

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPEAKERS: Jim Varnell, Canyoneer Training Team & Diana Lindsay, Author The speakers, editors on the team of Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors, will discuss using the book as it was designed: to teach appreciation and understanding of the great biodiversity found in San Diego County.

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Facebook Live Interview with Garden Owner Judie Lincer

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Spring is in swing and you will follow Judie Lincer, Native Garden Committee Co-Chair and Garden Tour Director 2018-2020, through her California native plant garden to learn how she created it and what she found along the way. Learn more here

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Naming Contest for Chapter Dudleya Mascot

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your creative side to help the chapter name its new mascot, a Dudleya pulverulenta, and create a slogan for it as part of the CNPS Dudleya Protection campaign. Register here

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Our City Forests Lawn Busters DIY Workshop (2-part series)

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until April 21, 2021

Learn how to design and convert your own lawn if you do not qualify for our program! 1 hour each day, 2 days total. Day 1, Tuesday April 20, 4-5 pm covers trenching, soil cover and shrub selection/placement. Day 2, Wednesday April 21, 4-5 pm  covers planting and mulching. Register here

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Propagation Committee Meeting: Asclepias fascicularis Propagation

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Amy Huie, CNPS-SD Propagation Committee Chair, will talk about Asclepias fascicularis propagation from seed and rhizome cuttings. Learn more

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Our City Forests Lawn Busters DIY Workshop (2-part series)

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until April 21, 2021

Learn how to design and convert your own lawn if you do not qualify for our program! 1 hour each day, 2 days total. Day 1, Tuesday April 20, 4-5 pm covers trenching, soil cover and shrub selection/placement. Day 2, Wednesday April 21, 4-5 pm  covers planting and mulching. Register here

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How to Grow CARE Everywhere

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Native plants allow us to grow CARE everywhere. We can Cultivate native plants in our gardens, Act on local conservation issues, Restore cultural connections to the plants around us, Enjoy our shared wildlands and so much more. As we celebrate California Native Plant Week, join us for a conversation with Californians who grow CARE with native plants in diverse, exciting ways. From plant scientists to passionate gardeners, culture keepers to art-makers, our guests will share the many ways you can…

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Wildflower Bloom and Bust Cycles with Maria Jesus

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wildflower Bloom and Bust Cycles Many of us have been able to experience the magic of vibrant hillsides showing a kaleidoscope of colors during a superbloom in California, but why isn't every year a superbloom year? Join California Botanic Garden virtually on Thursday, April 22 at 6pm to learn all about the bloom and bust cycles of California’s native wildflowers. Follow Maria Jesus, M.S. Botany student at Claremont Graduate University at CalBG, as she takes you on a virtual tour to…

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So Many Columbines: Connecting Genetic and Ecological Factors Spurring Speciation in Columbines

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Dr. Evangeline Ballerini Virtual Event: 6 p.m. April 22, 2021 The genus Aquilegia has undergone a rapid radiation, evolving 70-80 species with diverse floral morphologies and habitats, in the past 5 to 7 million years. What are the ecological factors promoting this radiation? What genetic factors helped facilitate this radiation? How do these ecological and genetic factors interact to generate new species? Find out the answers to these questions from Dr. Ballerini as she takes us along on a journey…

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Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration for the free, virtual Seventeenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on Sundays April 25 and May 2, 16, and 23, 2021 from 10:00 to 3:00, is now open.  This award-winning tour will be kicked off with a presentation by the inspirational, best-selling author Doug Tallamy, feature twenty-five beautiful native plant gardens with Q and A conversations with hosts, "Ask the Experts" opportunities, and more. In addition, join garden tour host Kathy Kramer and clean energy expert Amy Kiser…

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May 2021

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour: Native Plant Garden Design and Plant Selection

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration for the free, virtual Seventeenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on Sundays April 25 and May 2, 16, and 23, 2021 from 10:00 to 3:00, is now open.  This award-winning tour will be kicked off with a presentation by the inspirational, best-selling author Doug Tallamy, feature twenty-five beautiful native plant gardens with Q and A conversations with hosts, "Ask the Experts" opportunities, and more. In addition, join garden tour host Kathy Kramer and clean energy expert Amy Kiser…

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Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour: A Potpourri of Inspirational Native Plant Gardens

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration for the free, virtual Seventeenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on Sundays April 25 and May 2, 16, and 23, 2021 from 10:00 to 3:00, is now open.  This award-winning tour will be kicked off with a presentation by the inspirational, best-selling author Doug Tallamy, feature twenty-five beautiful native plant gardens with Q and A conversations with hosts, "Ask the Experts" opportunities, and more. In addition, join garden tour host Kathy Kramer and clean energy expert Amy Kiser…

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Ecology of California Salamander

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Trish Tatarian, Co-chair Milo Baker Conservation Committee, ecologist, amphibian specialist, Wildlife Associates. Ecology of California Salamander Event details will be added to Milo Baker chapters' website

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Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour: A Potpourri of Inspirational Native Plant Gardens — – Duplicate

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration for the free, virtual Seventeenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on Sundays April 25 and May 2, 16, and 23, 2021 from 10:00 to 3:00, is now open.  This award-winning tour will be kicked off with a presentation by the inspirational, best-selling author Doug Tallamy, feature twenty-five beautiful native plant gardens with Q and A conversations with hosts, "Ask the Experts" opportunities, and more. In addition, join garden tour host Kathy Kramer and clean energy expert Amy Kiser…

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June 2021

Shane Hanofee, Botanizing Nevada and Placer Counties

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Shane Hanofee of the Redbud chapter for a botany tour. Event details will be added to Milo Baker chapters' website

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