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California Native Plant Week (two weeks in Humboldt!) - April 16 - May 1, 2016
California Native Plant Week, established by the legislature in 2010 after encouragement by CNPS, is California's official annual state-wide celebration of native plants.  North Coast activities include walks, garden visits, lectures, work parties, wildflower shows, native plant sales.  Coordinated by the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), featuring other local organizations.

SHORT AND LONG WALKS

April 16, Sat. 2-3:30 p.m. Plants of the Arcata Marsh. Friends of the Arcata Marsh, Jenny Hanson. 826-2359

April 16, Sat. 12:30-3:30 p.m.Native Plants in Yards and ForestFree Godwit Days walk. CNPS, Carol, Anna, & Pete. 826-7050

April 23,Sat. 10 a.m.-12.Ferns by the Lanphere Dunes. CNPS & Friends of the Dunes, Carol. Reserve: 444-1397

April 23, Sat. 2-4 p.m.Plants along the Bay: Hikshari Trail Walk. Hikshari Trail Stewards.Wanda 707-502-5793

April 24.Sun. 1-3 p.m.Wildflowers in a HydesvilleForest.CNPS & Bill Shapeero, Carol. 768-3287 or 822-2015

April 24, Sun.  Little Bald Hills Trail. Sierra Club. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 668-4275  

April 30 & May 1, Sat.&Sun. 11 -1 p.m. Introduction to Coastal Wildflowers. Friends of the Dunes, ManilaCommunity Center.

 

GARDEN VISITS

April 17, Sun. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Street-side Native Plants Garden Visit at Spear & Alliance. CNPS, Anna. 826-7247

April 18, Mon. 12 noon-1 p.m. An Ocean-friendlyGarden in Downtown Eureka. GHD, Lia. 3rd & H Sreets.

April 19, Tues. 4-5 p.m.ArcataCommunity Center Native Plant and WildlifeGarden. CNPS, Pete. 839-0307

Ongoing: Tu,Th,Sat; 12 noon-5 p.m. Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary, Redwood Acres, 3740 Harris St, Eureka. 268-8447

Ongoing: Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lost CoastBreweryNativePlantGarden at the HumboldtBotanical Garden. Admission charged. 707-442-5139

 

LECTURES

April 23, Sat. time TBA. Enjoying Wildflowers. Donna Wildearth. Miller Farms Nursery, 1828 Central, McKinleyville. www.millerfarmsnursery.com

 

WILDFLOWER SHOWS

April 22, 23, Fri.-Sat. Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show, CrescentCity; Fri. (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), Sat.(10 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, CrescentCity. 707-457-3485

April 29, 30, May 1, Fri.-Sun. SPRING WILDFLOWER SHOW (Friday 1-5; Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-4) at Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., Manila. CNPS. 707-822-2015, northcoastcnps.org. Don't miss it!

April, 8-30. Wildflower Art at the Upstairs Gallery in Umpqua Bank,1063 G St., Arcata. 498-5228.

 

NATIVE PLANT SALES

April 30-May 1, Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CNPS NATIVE PLANT SALE at ManilaCommunity Center. 1611 Peninsula Dr., Manila. CNPS. 707-822-2015, 707-826-7247. northcoastcnps.org

Ongoing: Tu,Th,Sat;12 noon-5 p.m. Lost Foods Nursery. 3740 Harris St, Eureka. 707-268-8447

Ongoing: Samara Restoration Nursery. 5260 Dows Prairie Rd, McKinleyville. 834-4379; www.samararestoration.com

 

WORK PARTIES

April 16, Sat.10:00 a.m.-2;00 p.m. Ivy Pull at TrinidadStateBeach. California State Parks 707-677-3109

April 17, Sun. 1-3 p.m. Weed Identification & Techniques for Weed Removal. Friends of the Dunes 444-1397

April 20, Wed.10:00-1:00 p.m. Nursery work at the the CNPS Nursery. Meet Bayside Grange 9:50 a.m. 267-0397

April 22, Fri. 10:00-12:00noon. Ivy Pull at a State Park in Trinidad. Humboldt No Ivy League. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 23, Sat. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dune Restoration Lanphere or Ma’lel. Friends of the Dunes. 444-1397

 


 

NATIVE PLANT WEEK - DETAILS

SHORT AND LONG WALKS

 April 16, Saturday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Native Plants in Yards and Forest. Join Carol Ralph, Pete Haggard, and Anna Bernard for a walk from the Community Center to ArcataCommunityForest and back to see native plants in private landscapes and in a redwood forest. Besides identification, questions like "What IS a native plant?" "Why plant natives in your yard?" "How do you mimic a wild habitat in a yard?" will be considered. Trillium may be blooming in the forest. The walk is about 3 miles on sidewalks and good paths, with about 250 ft. elevation gain. Call 826-7050 to register for this free trip sponsored by California Native Plant Society at Godwit Days, or register for Godwit Days at www.godwitdays.org

April 16, Sat. 2:00-3:30 p.m. Plants of the Arcata Marsh. Join experienced and enthusiastic docent Jenny Hanson for a walk around the Marsh enjoying and identifying common plants, both native and non-native. Meet at the Interpretive Center, 569 South G St. Friends of the Arcata Marsh, 826-2359.

April 23, Saturday. 10:00 a.m.-12:00noon. Ferns by the Dunes, a plant walk. Ferns are distinctive and popular for the exotic texture they add to vegetation. Carol Ralph will introduce eight species of our common ferns in the easy setting at the riparian edge of the dunes and talk about some of the amazing aspects of fern life. Bring a hand lens if you have one. Meet at 10 a.m. at PacificUnionSchool, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata, and carpool to the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife refuge. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Dunes. Please reserve your space by calling 707-444-1397.

April 23, Saturday. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Plants along the Bay: Hikshari Trail Walk. Join us on the Hikshari Trail to learn about native and non-native plants. Hopefully some, like Blue-eyed Grass and the rare Humboldt Bay Owl's-clover, will be in bloom along this 3/4-mile, level section of the trail. Experienced interpreter and gardener, and Hikshari Volunteer Trail Steward Coordinator, Wanda Naylor will point out what is native and what is not and why we care. Meet at the Elk River Slough parking area at the end of Hilfiker St., Eureka. Rain or shine. Children welcome when accompanied by adults. For more information call 707-502-5793.

April 24. Sunday. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Wildflowers in a HydesvilleForest. A dappled, deciduous forest along a sparkling stream, sprinkled with springtime gems like trillium, fairybells, bleeding heart, and Solomon's plume, is only one treat on show. A shady, Grand Fir forest and sunny, pasture edges offer other habitats alive with flowers and fresh, green herbaceous plants and shrubs, almost all native. Paths are gentle but slightly rough. From 101 at the south end of Fortuna take the Highway 36 exit, go about 3 miles up to Hydesville, turn left at the church onto Rohnerville Rd., go about 1 mile, turn right onto Puddin Ln at the bottom of a gulch, follow signs and balloons to “Shapeero.” The ground may be damp. For information: 768-3287 or 822-2015

April 24, Sunday, all day. Little Bald Hills Trail (SmithRiverNRA-JedediahSmithState Park). From the trailhead off South Fork Rd., climb past a succession of botanical communities and stunning views. Nearing 2,000', the trail levels and gradually descends through broken prairies to enter old-growth redwoods as we near Howland Hill Rd. where our shuttled cars await. Bring food, water, and hiking boots. No dogs. Class M-10-B. Carpools: 8:00 a.m. Ray's Valley West. Meet 9:30 a.m. Hiouchi Ranger Sta. (Hwy 199 opposite Jedediah Smith Campground entrance). By reservation only. Leader Melinda This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 668-4275. Heavy rain cancels.

April 30 & May 1, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Introduction to Coastal Wildflowers Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist for a guided walk at the Manila Dunes Recreation Area. As part of the California Native Plant Society's 34th Annual Wildflower Show, this walk will focus on the identification of wildflowers common in our coastal dunes. Meet at the ManilaCommunity Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive.

 

GARDEN VISITS

April 17, Sunday. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Street-sideNativePlantGarden Visit. See a one-year-old and a recently planted "street-side" native garden at the corner of Alliance and Spear in Arcata. Learn with Anna Bernard how native plants are low maintenance, drought tolerant, and add beauty and variety to a city corner. 826-7247.

April 18, Monday. 12 noon-1 p.m. An Ocean-friendlyGarden in Downtown Eureka. Ecologist Lia Webb and landscape architect Jessica Hall will show how a parking lot and sidewalk area in downtown can be an interesting, diverse, and attractive native plant garden that keeps pollutants out of the bay and recharges the water table. At the GHD building, 718 E 3rd St (3rd & H), Eureka.

April 19, Tuesday. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Native Plants in an Urban Garden in Arcata. See the native plants and the wildlife they harbor in the Arcata Community Center Native Plant & Wildlife Garden, a project of the North Coast Chapter of CNPS. Naturalist, gardener, and author Pete Haggard will be there to help you observe and to answer questions. Walk from the Community Center up the path left of Healthsport, or walk down from 7th Street. 839-0307.

Ongoing: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery and Sanctuary. Find the nursery and sanctuary at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street and turn left and follow the road to the garden area. Lost Foods is a local non-profit dedicated to restoring native plant diversity and abundance. 707-268-8447 Monty Caid.

Ongoing: Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Lost Coast Brewery Native Plant Garden at the Humboldt Botanical Garden, 7707 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka.Admission charged. 707-442-5139

 

WORK PARTIES

April 16, Saturday, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Ivy Pull at TrinidadStateBeach. California State Parks Earth Day event. Meet at the TrinidadStateBeach picnic area parking lot, just north of TrinidadSchool, off Stagecoach Rd. Picnic lunch included! Heavy rain or strong wind cancels the event. For information contact Michelle 707-677-3109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April 17, Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Weed Identification & Techniques for Weed Removal. Want to learn to tell one weed from another, or a weed from a native plant? Join Pete Haggard and John St. Marie for a workshop on all things weed. The highlight of this program will be Pete showing off his diamond-head hoe which he calls the "Star Wars Lightsaber" of weeding and makes hours of weeding exciting!" This workshop is free. However, since the HumboldtCoastalNatureCenter and its green roof are currently eing engulfed by annual grasses, participants are encouraged to volunteer one hour of work removing weeds at the NatureCenter after the workshop, at 220 Stamp Ln, Manila. For information call Friends of the Dunes at 444-1397 or see www.friendsofthedunes.org.

April 20, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Wednesday work party at the CNPS Nursery in Bayside. Re-pot, wash pots, count plants, move plants, groom plants, and more. Learn about native plants while handling them. Meet at the Bayside Grange 9:50 a.m. to carpool. 267-0397

April 22, Friday. 10 a.m.-12 noon Ivy Pull at a State Park in Trinidad. Join the Humboldt No Ivy League free-roaming, English ivy pullers in either Patrick's PointState Park or TrinidadStateBeach. Contact Kim Tays (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the Wednesday before to learn where to meet. Bring your own gloves and clippers or loppers. Wear tough work clothes and shoes. Bring your own water and snack or lunch. Group members are official California State Parks volunteers. For questions about our restoration efforts, please contact Michelle Forys with California State Parks at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 707-677-3109

April 23, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dune Restoration. Pull European Beach Grass or other non-native plants with Friends of the Dunes at either Lanphere or Ma-le'l Dunes (US Fish & Wildlife Service land). Check www.friendsofthedunes.org or call 444-1397 to learn the meeting place. Gloves, tools, and snack provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring drinking water.

 

LECTURE

April 23, Saturday, time TBA. "Enjoying Wildflowers". Life-long wildflower aficionado Donna Wildearth will talk about how to identify wildflowers, some prime places to see local wildflowers from the dunes to the mountains, and where to look from January until late fall. At Miller Farms Nursery, 1828 Central Avenue, McKinleyville,. For more information:  www.millerfarmsnursery.com

 

WILDFLOWER SHOWS

April 22-23, Friday-Saturday. Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show. At the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, 421 Highway 101 North, CrescentCity. Friday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For information call Maureen: 707-487-0821.

April 29-30-May 1, Friday through Sunday. SPRING WILDFLOWER SHOW and NATIVE PLANT SALE at the Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., Manila. An exciting, annual gathering of wildflowers (both native and non-native) and people who love them, coordinated by CNPS. The SHOW is open Friday 1-5 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Find details on the web site. 822-2015. See you there!

April, all month. Wildflower Art at the Upstairs Gallery in Umpqua Bank, 1063 G St., Arcata. Wildflowers will be presented in diverse media and styles by more than 15 artists during April. The opening, during Arts Arcata, Friday, April 8, 6:00-9:00 p.m., will feature live music and wine.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the CNPS Transportation Fund to take school classes to the Wildflower Show.498-5228.

 

NATIVE PLANT SALES

April 30-May 1, Saturday-Sunday. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. CNPS NATIVE PLANT SALE along with the Spring Wildflower Show (see above) at the ManilaCommunity Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., Manila. Saturday and Sunday only. Hundreds of volunteer- and nursery-grown native plants. Experienced gardeners will be there to help you choose. 826-7247

Ongoing: Lost Foods Nursery. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. At the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, 3750 Harris Street. Enter the fairgrounds at Gate #3 at the end of Harris Street, then turn left and follow the road to the garden area. 707-268-8447

Ongoing: Samara Restoration Nursery, 5260 Dows Prairie Rd. Call to be sure someone is there: 707-601-3478 www.samararestoration.com


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