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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.


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

 for the following 
Zoom art demo programs: 

  • April 2, 7 pm - "How to See a Wildflower" with Annie Reid 
  • April 9, 7 pm - "Pen and Watercolor Fun with Flowers" with Patricia Sesnnott
  • April16, 7 pm - (to be announced)
  • April 23, 7 pm - Amanita Mollier will share her silkpainting and storied of her subjects

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"

Later in the month you will be able to register for the following Zoom programs: 

  • Saturday, April 24, 7 pm - Welcome, Guide to the Show, iNat coaching, and geologist Mark Bailey with "A Story of Rock in Green and Orange"
  • Sunday, April 25, 7 pm- "Serpentine Plant-Soil Relations: A World View" with Nishi Rajakaruna
  • Tuesday, April 27, 7 pm - "Serpentine Botanical Wonders" with Dana York
  • Wednesday, April 28, 7 pm - Robin Bencie on the Heath Family (Ericaceae)
  • Thursday, April 29, 7 pm - "HSU Herbarium and You: Using the database and getting involved" with Robin Bencie
  • Saturday, May 1, 7 pm -  Wildflower Fun of the Day, and botanist John McRae presenting "Serpentine Treasure in Six Rivers National Forest"
  • Sunday, May 2, 7 pm - WFS grand finale


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