North Coast CNPS

Join one of our field trips!


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.

Jul 6-8, Fr.i-Sun. Scott Mountain Campout and Russian Wilderness Day Hike

Aug. 4, Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Orchids in the Dunes plant walk

Aug. 5, Sun. Crogan Hole Day Hike

Sept. 12, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Tree Mortality, Uncertainty, and Forest Conservation in the West"  with Phil van Mantgem

Sept. 22, Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Native Plant Sale at our nursery at Freshwater Farms

Sept. 23,  Sun. Dead Lake Day Hike or Paddle

Oct. 6, Sat. Day hike.  Destination to be announced.

Oct. 10, Wed. 7:30 p.m. Evening program--to be announced

Nov. 14, Wed. 7:30 p.m. Evening program--to be announced

Nov.  Day Hike to be announced

Dec. 12, Wed.  7:30 p.m. Evening program, probably "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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