North Coast CNPS


All events are open to the public; most are free; more will be added. Click on dates to get more info., or visit our complete calendar. You can also be notified of events by e-mail.

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.

Mar. 13, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Ecology and Conservation of the California Pitcher Plant" with Jamieson Chilton

Mar. 23, Sat.  Sedge Workshop.  See the web site.

Mar. 24 Sun. Horse Linto Day Hike.  Carol Ralph

Apr. 10, Wed. 7:30 p.m."Native Plants: the Wild among Us" with Eva Begley

Apr. 14, Sun. 1-3 p.m. Botanizing the Hammond Trail Loop, a walk with Elaine Allison

Apr. 20, Sat. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Native Plants in Arcata's Gardens and Forest. A Godwit Days walk with Carol Ralph,          Pete Haggard, and Anna Bernard

Apr. 27, Sat. 10 a.m.-12 noon.  Ferns of the Dunes. A very short walk with Carol Ralph.

Apr. 28, Sun. Coyote Creek Basin Day Hike.  Carol Ralph

May 3-4-5, Fri.-Sat.-Sun. Spring Wildflower Show at Jefferson Community Center 

May 4,5 Sat., Sun.  Native Plant Sale at the nursery at Freshwater Farms

May 8, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Blue Collar Botany" with Joey Santore

May 18, Sat. Pine Ridge Trail Day Hike.  Carol Ralph

May 19, Sun. 1-3 p.m. Rohner Park: a Rich History and Flora, a walk with Adam Canter

Jun 2, Sun. 1-3 p.m. Wildflowers on Hikshari' Trail a walk with Wanda Naylor

Jun 9, Sun. 1-3 p.m.  Grass Appreciation Walk at Arcata Marsh with Claire Brown

Jun 15, Sat.  All-day field trip, destination to be decided


 * 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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