North Coast CNPS

Past Events


Ocean Ranch Day Hike

When: Sept 19, Sunday

Contact: Carol

Even at the end of a droughty summer the wetlands in the Eel River estuary will have water and lush plants. We will walk 2-4 miles in Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife's Ocean Ranch Unit and Table Bluff County Park, finding pasture, dune, and wetland plants. We might add a visit to the South Spit. See Hike 51 in Hiking Humboldt vol. 2.


Groves Prairie Day Hike

When: July 31

Contact: Carol

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.

Volunteer Appreciation Party

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When: June 9th 2021, 4-6p

Where: Humboldt Coastal Nature Center

Hosts: Friends of the Dunes

On a beautiful summer evening and in between mask ordinances, volunteers were able to gather to celebrate a year of challenging but successful volunteer work. A few members were gifted handmade gardening aprons. The volunteer event included fun refreshments, volunteer awards and concluded  with a beautiful stroll in the dunes. 

Spring 2021 Wildflower Show

The Spring 2021 Wildflower Show is viewable here!

December 2020 Holiday Interlude

To celebrate the holiday season, the state CNPS recently launched a fun competition called “Wreathmasters.”  3 of our local members took up the challenge and foraged in the redwood forest around the property of one of those members to collect materials.  The rules require at least 51% native plants collected on private property.  See their 100% native wreaths below!   See more at https://www.cnps.org/wreathmasters.

      WreathByAnita     Anita's wreath

redwood, salal, snowberry, inside-out flower leaves, rose hips, sword fern, Sitka spruce, mushrooms, hypogymnia sp., moss, usnea sp.

     WreathByBarbara      Barbara's wreath

cedar, redwood, snowberry, mushrooms, hypogymnia sp., rose hips, moss, red alder cones and catkins, moss, usnea sp.

      WreathBySharon   Sharon's wreath

salal, bracken, sword fern, usnea sp., coyote brush, rose hips, evergreen huckleberry, wax myrtle, douglas fir, oak, mushrooms  

Spring 2020 Wildflower Show

The Spring 2020 Wildflower Show was cancelled due to Covid. 

However, the Virtual Spring 2020 Wildflower Show is viewable here!

 

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