North Coast CNPS



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

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.

 November 4, Sunday. Bear River Ridge, Monument Ridge Day Hike.  To witness firsthand the setting and habitat of the proposed wind energy development on Monument Ridge, between Rio Dell and the coast, we will walk one or more segments of the small, quiet, county road that traverses it.  This will be partly on the route described for Hike 60 in Hiking Humboldt Vol. 2 by Rees Hughes.  The open prairie along the ridge offers grand views in various directions.  We will respect the private property by staying on the road. Bring lunch and water; dress for the weather. Meet to carpool at 9:00 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or 9:30 a.m. at the Kohls end of Bayshore Mall parking lot. Tell Carol you are coming: 707-822-2015 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 14, Wednesday.  7:30 p.m.  "Restoring Nature One Garden at a Time."  Real gardens grow bugs? Yes! Learn about the vital role insects play in the web of life from an informative, entertaining, and inspirational video of a lecture by Douglas Tallamy. Tallamy is a professor of entomology at the University of Delaware who has pioneered research comparing insect diversity on native and non-native plants. He is also the author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants—a book that presents the powerful claim that the choices we make as gardeners can profoundly impact the diversity of life in our gardens, our communities, and our planet.

December 12, Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. Native Plant Show and Tell.  Members share pictures, stories, writings, foods, samples, etc. related to native plants.  Contact Michael Kauffmann if you want to share: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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