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Evening programs are free, public programs on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, normally at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata. Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m.  In deference to COVID programs through May, 2021, are scheduled to be Zoom webinars.  Find the link to register for them on the home page of this website each month as the date approaches.

Outings, when they are not prohibited by COVID protocols, 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.
 


Apr. 17, Saturday.  Spring Wildflower Show is still viewable!.  See the Wildflower Show page of this website.https://northcoastcnps.org/index.php/wildflower-show-2021/wildflower-show-2021

June 27, Sunday. Canoe Fire Field Trip.  Seventeen years after the Canoe Fire burned through part of Humboldt Redwoods State Park, what does it look like?  Retired park ecologist Steve Underwood will show us how things have changed and how remained the same.  We will hike several miles both on and off trail as we look at the fire impacts utilizing photos taken before, during, and after the fire.  He will share the results of measurements made over the years documenting a fire's long-lasting impact on the forest.  Along the way we will see many favorite understory plants, like Bleeding Heart, Queen's Cup, and Douglas Iris.   Register with Carol at 707-822-2015 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more. 

 July 11, Sunday.  Hope Creek-Ten Taypo Day Hike.  This hike in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park was revealed last summer to be rich in mycoheterotrophs, the non-green flowering plants that get nutrients from a fungus that has a mycorrhizal relationship with a tree.  Besides this intriguing quarry, we will find plenty of traditional Redwood forest flowers, as well as the unfamiliar Grape Fern.  The 3.8 mile loop route has uneven tread and part is steep.  Bring lunch and water.    Register with Carol at 707-822-2015 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn details.  

July 31, Saturday.  Groves Prairie Day Hike with optional campout.  Unusual in our rugged mountains, Groves Prairie is a fairly level meadow, at 4,000 ft elevation, with a creek and surrounded by Douglas-fir forest, some of it old growth. It is time to see how it has survived the five years since our last visit.  Will the Grape Fern be in the meadow, the Kneeling Angelica in the stream, the two species of yampah in the wet meadow, the Trillium-leaved Sorrel by the little bridge? Will the four species of gooseberries and currants have fruits? We will walk one to two miles in and around the meadow to answer these questions, some of it on a trail (unless it is overgrown). Groves Prairie is two hours away in Six Rivers National Forest, up Forest Service roads north out of Willow Creek. Dress for the weather (Remember, it is higher elevation) and off-trail walking; bring lunch and water. Camping Saturday night at the primitive Forest Service campground could be an option.  Forest fires might disrupt this plan.  Register with Carol at 707-822-2015 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be in touch about details or changing plans.  

September 8, Wednesday. 7:00 p.m. Evening Program.

September 19, Sunday.  Field Trip. Destination to be decided.

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