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Evening programs are free, public programs on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata. Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m. For information or to suggest a speaker or topic contact Michael Kauffmann at 407-7686 or michaelekauffmann @gmail.com

Outings are open to everyone, not just members. All levels of expertise, from beginners to experienced botanizers, are welcome. Address questions about physical requirements to the leader. It is wise to contact the leader before the trip, in case plans change.
 


 

 

 

May 18, Saturday.  Pine Ridge Trail Day Hike.  See why all the talk about oak woodlands.  This trail in Lacks Creek Management Area of the Bureau of Land Management takes us past delphiniums, Pussy Ears, violets, lupines, Blue Dicks, iris, Checker Lily, and more.  This is a site of oak woodland restoration, where BLM has removed young conifers coming up among the oaks. We will hike about 4 miles on uneven trail with little change of elevation. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata).  Dress for being in mountain weather all day. At elevation 3,600 ft. it can be hotter or colder than on the coast.  Bring lunch and water.  Return late afternoon.   Carol 822-2015

May 19, Sunday. 1-3 p.m.  Rohner Park: a rich history and flora.  Join Wiyot Tribe botanist Adam Canter for an easy walk, about 1 mile, in a small, rich, old stand of second growth Redwood right in Fortuna.  See as many as ten species of ferns, numerous, dainty, redwood forest flowers, and learn what the forest tells us of its past.  Meet at the Fireman's Pavilion in Rohner Park, on Park St. off Main St., by 16th St.  For information: 707-822-2015 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 2, Sunday.  1-3 p.m. Wildflowers on Hikshari' Trail.  Join us on Eureka's Hikshari' Trail to see wildflowers, both native and non-native.  Blue-eyed Grass, Yarrow, Twinberry, Douglas Iris, and the rare Humboldt Bay Owl's-clover will be in bloom along this 3/4-mile section of the trail.  Experienced interpreter and gardener, and Hikshari' Volunteer Trail Steward Coordinator, Wanda Naylor will point out what is native and what is not and why we care.  Meet at the Elk River Slough Parking area at the end of Hilfiker St., Eureka, a few blocks south of Bayshore Mall.  Rain or shine.  Children welcome when accompanied by an adult.  For more information call 707-502-5793.

June 9, Sunday. 1-3 p.m. Grass Appreciation Walk with Claire Brown.  Grass flowers are intricate and beautiful, especially when you learn where to look.  Get your grass in gear and join us for a slow walk to learn to recognize and appreciate our local grasses.  Grass anatomy, terminology, and ecology will be discussed and admired, and species encountered identified. Meet in Arcata Marsh, the big parking lot at the end of I Street. For information write Claire: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

June 14-16, Friday-Sunday.  Four Lakes in the Klamath Mountains Field Trip. Our all-day hike will be on Saturday from Fish Lake near Orleans to Blue Lake via Red Mountain Lake, about 4 miles.  Friday and Sunday additions will visit Divide Lake and possibly Onion Lake.  We will camp at Fish Lake Campground of Six Rivers National Forest, or lodging is available in Orleans area.  Tell Carol if you are interested in all or part: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 707-822-2015.

July 12-14, Friday-Sunday.  Scott Mt. and Trinity Alps Field Trip.  Our all-day hike Saturday will be into the Trinity Alps (possibilities are Tangle Blue Lake, Stoddard Lake, Swift Creek Trail, or Lake Eleanor).  Friday and Sunday additions will be in the Scott Mt. area. We will camp at Scott Mountain Campground, or lodging is available in Trinity Center or Weaverville.  Tell Carol if you are interested in all or part: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 707-822-2015. 

September  11, Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. "Astounding Astragalus in Humboldt County and Beyond."  Astragalus (the milkvetches) is a large and particularly diverse genus within the western United States, with a large number of rare and endemic taxa.  In this talk, Professor Kerry Byrne (Environmental Science and Management, Humboldt State University) will provide an overview of the genus Astragalus  in California and beyond, highlight some of the interesting species found in Humboldt County, and describe some of the ongoing conservation research she is involve in with a federally endangered Astragalus species in southern Oregon.
            Used Botanical Book Sale.  At this evening program we will be selling used, botanical books, everything priced to sell, to benefit the chapter.  If you have books to contribute, ready for the next person to enjoy, contact Carol at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 707-822-2015.

October 9, Wednesday.  7:30 p.m.  "Botanizing the BLM Lands of the North Coast."  Jennifer Wheeler, botanist for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Arcata, will take us on a virtual journey across BLM lands on the North Coast.  The BLM manages a diverse collection of habitats across Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino Counties, including Red Mountain, South Fork Eel, and King Range.  Jennifer will introduce us to a variety of wonderful plants including the newly described Wailaki Lomatium (Lomatium kogholiini) from the Red Mountain Area of Critical Environmental Concern.  We will also visit the Douglas-fir forests of Butte Creek Management Area and the oak woodlands of Lacks Creek and Travis Ranch.  

 

 

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