North Coast CNPS

December 13 - hosted by Michael Kauffmann
our annual holiday celebration, 

 "Native Plant Show and Tell"
Members & friends share native plant photos, food, prose, poetry, or art.
Contact Michael if you want to contribute:
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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.

Jan. 10, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Native Bees and Native Plants 101" with Brian Dykstra

Feb. 14, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Journey to New Caledonia" with Marie Antoine and Steve Sillett

Feb. 25, Sun. Rohner Park and Humboldt Botanical Gardens field trip.  Carol Ralph  .

Mar. 14, Wed. 7:30 p.m.  "Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps" with Ken DeCamp

Mar. 17, Sat. Carex (Sedge) Workshop with Gordon Leppig and others

Mar. 24, Sat. East Fork Willow Creek Day Hike.  Carol Ralph

Apr. 7, Sat. Stony Creek Day Hike.  Carol Ralph

Apr. 11, Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Evening program by Calflora staff

Apr. 12, Thur. Field workshop with Calflora staff

Apr. 15, Sun. 1-3 p.m. "Conifers on Campus" walk with Dennis Walker

Apr. 29, Sat. 10 a.m.-12 noon.  "Ferns of the Dunes" walk at Lanphere Dunes with Carol Ralph

May 4-6, Fri.-Sun. Spring Wildflower Show at Jefferson Community Center

May 5-6, Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Native Plant Sale at Jefferson Community Center

May 9, Wed. Evening program

 * 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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