North Coast CNPS


All events are open to the public; most are free; more will be added. Click on dates to get more info., or visit our complete calendar. You can also be notified of events by e-mail.

Evening programs are the second Wednesday of each month, Sept.-May, at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata. Refreshments at 7:00 pm.; program at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 13, Wed. 730 p.m. "Treasure Hunts and Databases Help Rare Plants" with Greg O'Connell

Dec. 11, Wed. 7:30 p.m. Native Plant Show and Tell: North Coast Scholarship Research with Gabe Goff and Len Mazur 

Jan. 8, Wed. 7:30 p.m.  "Butterflies of Coastal Humboldt County" with Bill Rodstrom, Robert Child, and Gary Falxa.

Feb.12, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Updated Research into Gall Wasps (Cynipidae) in Northern California" with John DeMartini

Feb. 22, Sat.  Field trip

Mar. 11, Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Evening program with Frank Lake

Apr. 8, Wed. 7:30 p.m.  "Vascular Plants of Northwest California" with Dr. James P. Smithj

May 1,2, 3, Fri.,Sat.,Sun.  Spring Wildflower Show at Jefferson Community Center

May 2, 3, Sat., Sun. Spring Native Plant Sale at the chapter's nursery at Freshwater Farms

May 13, Wed. 7:30 p.m.  "Botanizing the BLM Lands of the North Coast" with Jennifer Wheeler


 * Wednesday - April 12 *

All in the Family - Ericaceae  with Bruce Palmer

From a world view to our local species, biologist, natural historian, professor, rhododendron student and gardener Bruce Palmer will give a sweeping, fascinating, and well-illustrated view of the heath family.Besides showy rhododendrons, azaleas, and heathers, this family includes delicious berries, like huckleberries, the diverse manzanitas, and some curious, non-green herbaceous species, like Indian Pipe. Bruce will also detail what we mean by plant families, what it means to be a member of the family Ericaceae, why some members of the family evolved where they are, and how their ancestors got there.

Program from 7:30 to 8:30 pm

At the Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd. (near 7th and Union)

Refreshments served at 7:00

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