CNPS Calendar of Events

Recurring

Botany Road Trip

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A 3-part Webinar Series with Matt Berger 6-8pm PT Saturday, April 30 Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 15, 2022 Join Plant Explorer and Botanical Storyteller Matt Berger (@sheriff_woody_pct) for a 3-part virtual Botany Road Trip of his epic year looking for unusual plants in unusual places across the U.S. His tour begins Saturday, April 30 […]

The Coasts of California: livestream event with Obi Kaufmann

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On April 19th at 7pm PT, join naturalist and author Obi Kaufmann for a celebration of his latest field atlas, The Coasts of California. In this special livestream event, Obi will peel back the curtain on his process, then screen a sneak peek of a new film about his work directed by award-winning filmmaker Alice […]

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour 2022

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Registration for the free, virtual and in person Eighteenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on April 16th and 17th virtually from 10:00 to 3:00 and in-person April 30th and May 1st from 10:00 to 5:00, is now open.  Inspirational speaker Doug Tallamy will kick the event off again this year, with […]

Climate Smart Restoration

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Speaker: Dr. Chelsea Carey Healthy riparian forests provide many critical services to humans and wildlife, including clean water, protection from flooding, wildlife habitat and refugia, and climate change mitigation. Unfortunately, the majority of riparian forest habitat across California has been lost or degraded. At Point Blue, we have a long history of restoring riparian forests […]

Virtual Program: Garden Worthy Grasses and Grass-like Plants for the Garden

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We eat them, drink them, build with them, and play on them. In this presentation, the emphasis will be on the ornamental value of grasses and grass-like plants. With a wide array of colors, textures, and sizes to choose from, California's native grasses have much to offer gardeners. Some of the most desirable species will […]

Maximizing Habitat Values in Urban Landscapes with Pat Reynolds

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Pat Reynolds – River Partners Native Seed and Plant Program Director Landscaping with native species and incorporation of habitat enhancement features within urban areas is a significant and underutilized conservation action that can effectively increase habitat values in the built environment. If designed properly, urban gardens can provide important habitat for beneficial insects including pollinators, […]

What can pressed plants tell us about the past, present, and future of California’s Flora?

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Former McLeod scholarship recipient Dr. Natalie Love will be joining us to talk about pressed plants and the importance of herbaria. California’s herbaria house more than two million preserved, pressed plant specimens. Collectively, these specimens provide a wealth of valuable information about the California flora. They can tell us about the past history and the […]

Another Visit with the Wandering Gardener

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By: Kathy LaShure In 2019, as a prelude to the Water-Wise and Habitat-Friendly Garden Tour, Kathy LaShure gave a presentation about the newly completed transformation of their west-side Chico home landscape. The same scenario will happen this year with an updated and renamed repeat of her program. Then on May 1, 2022 you will be […]

Plant ID Spring Training

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February the beginning of Spring Training for the Major League Baseball (MLB), so we decided to start a spring training of our own! Register today for tips and tricks! Your coaches will cover what is not included in plant identification keys—what they have learned from their years in the field. Spring Training #1: CLOVERS Thursday, […]

Marin Chapter’s Spring Plant Sale

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Marin chapter is pleased to announce the second of our spring sales. We are continuing with online ordering and orders should be picked up in Greenbrae the following Saturday. The sale will focus on flowering perennials and shrubs, including many different types of salvia, ceanothus, buckwheat and milkweeds. Shrubs include toyon, coffeeberry, silver bush lupine, […]