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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 and beyond. Virtual Spring Wildflower Show on this website (see tab above) Photos of wildflowers, presentations on pollination and pollinators, posters and slideshows about invasive plants, dune plants, butterflies, Wiyot plants, photographing wildflowers,and more. The flowers never wilt!

May 20, Wednesday. 7:00 p.m. Zoom Webinar "Capturing California's Flowers" Using digital images to investigate phenological change in a biodiversity hotspot.   Jenn Yost and Katie Pearson.

Botanists have been collecting plants in California since the late 1700’s. They never suspected that botanists of the future would use those collections to understand the effects of climate change on California’s plants. Today we are doing just that. The California Phenology (CAP) Network is a collaboration of 45 California herbaria that is working to digitize nearly 1 million specimens by 2022. These data are made publicly available on a newly developed data portal, cch2.org. The CAP Network is also recording the phenological status (e.g., flowering, fruiting) of digitized specimens, generating a massive dataset with which we can answer questions such as: 1) which species are in most danger of phenological mismatches, 2) which habitats and vegetation types are most phenologically sensitive to changes in precipitation and temperature, and 3) where might mismatches occur between plants and their pollinators, pathogens, and pests? Jenn and Katie will show you how to look at plants year round in the CCH2 and will lead an interactive workshop where you can help contribute data to California’s historical collections from the comfort of your own home.

September 9, Wednesday. 7:00 p.m. Zoom webinar.  "Mt. Rainier Wildflower Adventure." Join Donna Wildearth on a journey to see the sub-alpine wildflowers on Mt. Rainier which John Muir referred to as ". . . the most luxurious and the most extravagantly beautiful of all the alpine gardens I ever beheld in all my mountain-top ramblings." With Kathy Dilley's and her own photos and informative comment Donna will recount their trip last year to see this wildflower spectacle.  Registration for Zoom on this website.

September 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday. Fall Native Plant Sale.  By appointment only; masks required: physical distancing observed. See a list of available plants and sign-up for appointments on this website.  The sale is at our chapter's nursery at Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka (near Three Corners Market)

October 14, Wednesday.   Zoom Evening program

November 11, Wednesday.  Zoom Evening program

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