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CNPS,Northcoast Wildflower ArtShareApril Activities

 

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A Community ‘TAKE ONE, LEAVE ONE’ Art Share Event in celebration of Spring Wildflowers.
2022 Wildflower Art ~ created & shared throughout our community
• Little Free Wildflower Art Galleries
• Online Posts
• Discovery and joy of hundreds of Wildflowers
Here's how you can play:
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You are invited to share your Wildflower Art!
• Our Wildflower 'Take one/Leave one’ Art Share is open to everyone. The Art Share Wildflower format is 3” x 3” max, any medium and display ready (stiff enough to lean upright - no hooks needed). Please continue Covid-safe distancing & wear a mask when in close proximity to others.
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FACEBOOK
An online Community sharing of Wildflower Art!
 Follow 'Wildflower Show Art Share April' Facebook page to see everyone's art!
 Post your Wildflower Art to the 'Wildflower Show Art Share April' page on Facebook
 Post to your own Facebook page & tag 'Wildflower Show Art Share April' on Facebook
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INSTAGRAM
Another way to share your Wildflower Art!
  Follow Art Share April on Instagram at #littlefreewildflowergallery
  Post Your Wildflower Art on your Instagram feed using #littlefreewildflowergallery 
 • Always use #littlefreewildflowergallery in your Instagram Art Share April posts!
 
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22 Little Free Wildflower Galleries from Westhaven north to Fortuna south.
Are you creating some Little Free Wildflower Art to share?
Start sharing this weekend, April 1 to May 8.
 
Little Free Library owners:
Join the 'Little Free Wildflower Art Gallery' circuit! Convert your 'LittleFreeLibrary' to an Art Gallery for the month. Just temporarily remove the books, and contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for free colorful signage & to have your Little Free Wildflower Art Gallery added to the location list.
 
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WILDFLOWER ART ACTIVITIES 
for children and the young at heart!
Friday April 29 2-5PM  ~  Saturday April 30 10-4PM  ~  Sunday May 1 10-4PM
In person art supplies and Wildflower exhibits
Little Free Wildflower Galleries will remain open through
Mother's Day, May 8, 2022 to 'Take One, Leave One'
Wildflower Art gifts for Mothers & all Others! 
   

 

 
CNPS,Northcoast Wildflower ArtShareApril Activities
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A community ‘TAKE ONE, LEAVE ONE’ Art Share event in celebration of spring Wildflowers.
Wildflower art, created by the community, will be shared and celebrated throughout April. Events include Friday Night Art Demos, Community Little Free Wildflower Art Galleries, Facebook & Instagram Wildflower Art Shares, Location list to visit Little Free Galleries, plus, Wildflower Art prompts for children and the young at heart!
 
 

LITTLE FREE WILDFLOWER ART GALLERIES
APRIL 2 - MAY 3
You are invited to share your Wildflower Art!
• Our Wildflower 'Take one/Leave one’ Art Share is open to everyone. The Art Share Wildflower format is 3” x 3” max, any medium and display ready (stiff enough to lean upright - no hooks needed). *Practice Covid-safe distancing & always wear a mask when within 6 feet of others*

Little Free Library owners: Join the 'Little Free Wildflower Art Gallery' circuit! Convert your 'LittleFreeLibrary' to an Art Gallery for the month. Just temporarily remove the books, and contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for free colorful signage & to have your Little Free Wildflower Art Gallery added to the location list. More info here.
 
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FRIDAY NIGHT ART DEMONSTRATIONS NOW ON YOUTUBE
Talks and demonstrations tempting enough that everyone
will want to make their own Wildflower Art.
No previous art experience necessary.
Click links to watch.
APRIL 2 at 7: 00PM ~ Welcome to Art Share April & Little Free Wildflower Galleries, plus, 'How to See a Wildflower' ~ Annie Reid will discuss Wildflowers, Art & demonstrate how she sketches using her iPad in the field. Her art can be seen at www.anniereid.com
APRIL 9 at 7: 00PM ~ Patricia Sennott presents 'Pen & Watercolor fun with Flowers'
APRIL 16 at 7: 00PM ~ Rick Tolley presents 'Walk in Beauty, Wildflowers'. presents 'Walk in Beauty, Wildflowers'. Rick hosted Wildflower Art Nights for many years, sharing his love of wildflowers throughout our community. Tolley will share field sketches and demonstrate how his paintings evolve. 
APRIL 23 at 7:00PM ~ Amanita Mollier presents 'Silkscapes' presents 'Silkscapes'. Mollier is the featured artist throughout 2021 at Coast Central Credit Union. Amanita will share her painting process as well as stories of how she finds her wildflower scenes.
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FACEBOOK
An online Community sharing of Wildflower Art!
 • Follow 'Wildflower Show Art Share April' Facebook page to see everyone's art!
 • Post your Wildflower Art to the 'Wildflower Show Art Share April' page on Facebook
 • Post to your own Facebook page & tag 'Wildflower Show Art Share April' on Facebook
 
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INSTAGRAM
Another way to share your Wildflower Art!
  Follow Art Share April on Instagram at #littlefreewildflowergallery
  Post Your Wildflower Art on your Instagram feed using #littlefreewildflowergallery 
 • Always use #littlefreewildflowergallery in your Instagram Art Share April posts!
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APRIL 2 - MAY 3
For children and the young at heart!
Map of locations
 
Updated April 3, 2021
Thank you to The Ink People Center for the Arts, The Space @ Art Center Frame, Miller Farms, Piersons Garden Shop, The Sanctuary Arcata, McKinleyville Middle School & others for hosting LFWGalleries. Location list will be updated as installations complete.
Plus, an invitation to Little Free Library owners
Join the Little Free Wildflower Art Gallery circuit! Convert your LittleFreeLibrary to an Art Gallery for the month. For free colorful signage & to be put your Little Free Wildflower Gallery on the location list, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More info here.

 

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2021 Wildflower Show Announcement & Developing Schedules

OVERVIEW (schedule below)

The Northcoast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society invites the public to our second COVID-safe virtual Wildflower Show. This year we will have more opportunities for everyone to participate and safely share their wildflower experiences, both in the field via iNaturalist, and through our Art Share program, which already has its own web area.  If you are unfamiliar with iNaturalist, the online citizen-naturalist info-sharing platform, we'll help you get started - because the Wildflower Show will be using it in three important ways:

- photo platform for our specimens - This year our intrepid collectors will again be taking photos, instead of gathering the live specimens that historically have been part of the show.
- Wildflower "Bio-Blitz - Do you have some favorite wildflower species that you want to share?  Of course. That's why we are inviting everyone to participate virtually in a public wildflower photo frenzy.  (No meet-ups! And no trampling, please!)  Stay tuned for the dates and details of how to participate.
- Virtual Wildflower Walks - Starting Saturday April 17, photos of the flowers blooming right now on some popular trails will be posted in the "Spring Plant Walks in Northern California" iNaturalist project. Advice for navigating iNaturalist is available there also.

GETTING STARTED TAKING PICTURE WITH iNATURALIST.... Some tips from Susan Penn

VISITING OUR iNATURALIST PROJECTS... iNaturalist web pages are laid out in a special way.  When our projects go online, we'll provide some tips about how to browse our photos.


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SCHEDULE:

April thru May - Art Share activities:
      free galleries, online sharing, art ideas

April 17-24 - California Native Plant Week grow care 280w        
       the official state-wide celebration, since 2010
During this week the North Coast Chapter will debut on iNaturalist its Spring Plant Walks in Northern California.

April 24-May 2 - Wildflower Show wildflower show 95038 cover 280w
        theme: "Serpentine Habitat"

Register for these Zoom programs at: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEld-CrqDosH931RI134FVJzFG1IQL5kE6q

  • Saturday, April 24, 7 pm -  "A Story of Rock in Green and Orange" with Mark Bailey
  • Sunday, April 25, 7 pm- "Serpentine Plant-Soil Relations: A World View" with Nishi Rajakaruna
  • Monday, April 26, 7 pm-- Wildflower Fun
  • Tuesday, April 27, 7 pm - "Serpentine Botanical Wonders" with Dana York
  • Wednesday, April 28, 7 pm - "Our Amazingly Diverse Heath Family (Ericaceae)" with Robin Bencie
  • Thursday, April 29, 7 pm - "HSU Herbarium and You: Using the database and getting involved" with Robin Bencie.  Preview 3-min slide show: https://biosci.humboldt.edu/facilities/herbarium  
  • Friday, April 30, 7 pm - Wildflower Fun
  • Saturday, May 1, 7 pm - "Serpentine Treasure in Six Rivers National Forest" with John McRae
  • Sunday, May 2, 7 pm - Grand Finale

 

Workshop: A Primer on Sedges: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Instructor: Gordon Leppig

Target Audience: Professional and student botanists, consultants, regulators, and ecologists. Participants should have knowledge of basic plant terminology and use of dichotomous keys.

Participants will gain proficiency in:

  • Basic sedge terminology, morphology, and ecology.
  • Keying terminology and techniques using The Jepson Manual, 2nd Edition and other references.
  • Sight recognition of some ecologically dominant sedges based upon habitat.
  • Appreciation for the beauty, diversity, complexity, and ecological value of sedges.
  • A richer understanding of some of northern California’s most common and rare sedges.

Registration and Cost: $100 for CNPS members; $130 for non-members.

Register: Fill in the form below.

The last day to register is February 28.

If you are not a CNPS member, go to www.cnps.org/join to join now and save!

Description: This is an intensive introductory/intermediate course on sedge identification and keying with an emphasis on species occurring in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The workshop starts with an introductory review of sedge taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, and essential sedge keying terminology and morphology.  The rest of the day will be guided dissection and keying of specimens in the laboratory using a microscope and the Jepson Manual 2nd Edition.  Keying will be punctuated with guidance and commentary on keying groups and species characteristics. Many specimens will be available for review, dissection, and comparison. This workshop is geared for beginner and intermediate caricologists, but familiarity with keying plants in the Jepson Manual is required.  The emphasis will be on learning some of the most common and rare sedges in northern California.

Venue:  Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.  Directions and additional information will be provided to registered participants about a week before the workshop.

Schedule: 9:00am to 5:00pm (1 Hr. lunch). Please arrive early to get setup.  

Materials Required: Please bring...

    • Quality dissecting equipment, including extra-fine forceps and a metric ruler
    • Hand lens
    • Notebook and writing implements
    • Lunch (or find lunch nearby in Arcata)
  • The Jepson Manual, 2nd Edition
  • Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest 1st or 2nd Edition (recommended)

Materials Provided: CNPS will provide handouts, diverse material for keying and comparison, and dissecting scopes. Coffee, tea, fruit, and baked goods will be available during the morning session.

About the Instructor:

Gordon Leppig is a Senior Environmental Scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and was for 10 years the HSU Vascular Plant Herbarium collections manager.  He has been a student of sedges for over 20 years and has previously taught plant workshops for CNPS, The HSU Natural History Museum, and the Jepson Herbarium.

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