North Coast CNPS


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Evening programs are the second Wednesday of each month, Sept.-May, at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata. Refreshments at 7:00 pm.; program at 7:30 p.m.

Sept 13, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Understanding California's Rarest Conifer" with Michael Kauffmann

Sept 23, Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fall Plant Sale at the chapter nursery, Bayside.  826-0259

Oct. 8, Sun. Inland, Fall Day Trip.  822-2015

Oct. 11, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "The Wonderful World of Geophytes" with Dave Imper

Nov. 4, Sat.  Patrick's Point Day Hike. 822-2015

Nov. 8, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Ancient but Still Evolving: the Ferns among Us" with Carl Rothfels

Dec. 13, Wed. 7:30 p.m. Native Plant Show and Tell

 * Wednesday - April 12 *

All in the Family - Ericaceae  with Bruce Palmer

From a world view to our local species, biologist, natural historian, professor, rhododendron student and gardener Bruce Palmer will give a sweeping, fascinating, and well-illustrated view of the heath family.Besides showy rhododendrons, azaleas, and heathers, this family includes delicious berries, like huckleberries, the diverse manzanitas, and some curious, non-green herbaceous species, like Indian Pipe. Bruce will also detail what we mean by plant families, what it means to be a member of the family Ericaceae, why some members of the family evolved where they are, and how their ancestors got there.

Program from 7:30 to 8:30 pm

At the Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd. (near 7th and Union)

Refreshments served at 7:00

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