North Coast CNPS

"Champion Campions of Northwest California"
local native wildflowers of the genus Silene
Wedneday, Oct. 10, 7:30 pm, with Dr. Michael Mesler
Arcata Masonic Lodge, doors open 7:00 pm (link)



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.


Sept. 22, Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Native Plant Sale. Members' pre-sale 9-10 a.m.  At our nursery at Freshwater Farms Reserve of the Northcoast Regional Land Trust, 5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, near Three Corners Market.

Sept. 23,  Sun. Dead Lake Day Paddle

Oct. 6, Sat.  Lassics Day Hike

Oct. 10, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Champion Campions of Northwestern Californiawith Michael Mesler

Oct. 14, Sun. 10:00-3:00 p.m. Botanizing the Hammond Trail with Elaine Allison

Oct. 21, Sun. 1:00-3:00 p.m. "Conifers on Campus" with Dennis Walker

Nov.  4, Sun.  Bear River Ridge, Monument Ridge Day Hike

Nov. 14, Wed. 7:30 p.m."Restoring Nature One Garden at a Time"  with a video of Douglas Tallamy

Dec. 12, Wed.  7:30 p.m.  "Native Plant Show and Tell" Tell Michael Kauffmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you want to share photos, specimens, poetry, food, or anything else related to native plants. 



 * 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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