North Coast CNPS

"Northern Sierra Wildflower Adventure" - May 9
In June 2016 Donna Wildearth and Ann Burroughs set off on a wildflower expedition to the northern Sierra Nevada. They will share pictures of some of the wildflowers they encountered and also provide information on good places to view wildflowers in the area. 

Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata. Refreshments at 7:00 pm.; program at 7:30 p.m.


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.


Apr. 28, Sat. 10 a.m.-12 noon.  "Ferns of the Dunes" walk at Lanphere Dunes with Carol Ralph

Apr. 29, Sat. 1-3 p.m. "Rohner Park: a rich history and flora" walk with Adam Canter

May 4-6, Fri.-Sun. Spring Wildflower Show at Jefferson Community Center
      May 4, Friday.  1-5 p.m. Show open
                             7-2 p.m. Art Night: free drawing and painting session, including iPad sketching
      May 5, Sat.  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Show open
                        11 a.m. "Logical Lupines" with Dana York
                        12 noon "Bucket-o-Bugs" with Pete Haggard
      May 6, Sun. 10 a.m-4 p.m.  Show open
                        11 a.m.  "Lovely Lupines" with Brian Dykstra
                        12 noon  "Ethnobotanical Legacies of Wiyot Country" with Adam Canter

May 5 & 6, Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Native Plant Sale at Jefferson Community Center

May 9, Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Northern Sierra Wildflower Adventure" with Donna Wildearth & Ann Burroughs

May 12, Sat.  South Fork Trinity river Day Hike--Photographer's Special.  Carol Ralph & Ann Wallace

May 20, Sun. 1-3 p.m. Botanizing the Hammond Trail Loop walk with Elaine Allison

Jun 3, Sun. 1-3 p.m. "Wildflowers on Hikshari' Trail" walk with Wanda Naylor

Jun 10, Sun. 1-3 p.m. Grass Appreciation Walk with Claire Brown.  Location to be announced

Jun 16, Sat.  Humboldt Redwoods State Park Day Hike

July 6-8, Fri.-Sun. Scott Moutain Campout and Russian Wilderness Day Hike


 * 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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