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.

Jan. 9, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Flora of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks" with Dana York

Jan. 20, Sun. 1-3 p.m Winter in Pete and Judy's Garden, at the Haggard garden

Feb. 13, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Rare and Endangered Conifers of the Klamath Mountains" with Michael Kaufmann

Feb. 23, Sat. Skunk Cabbage Trail Day Hike

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

Mar. 23, Sat.  Sedge Workshop

Mar. 24 Sun. Horse Linto Day Hike

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

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. 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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