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Evening programs are free, public programs on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata. Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m. For information or to suggest a speaker or topic contact Michael Kauffmann at 407-7686 or michaelekauffmann @gmail.com

Outings are open to everyone, not just members. All levels of expertise, from beginners to experienced botanizers, are welcome. Address questions about physical requirements to the leader. It is wise to contact the leader before the trip, in case plans change.
 


 June 14-16, Friday-Sunday.  Four Lakes in the Klamath Mountains Field Trip. Our all-day hike will be on Saturday from Fish Lake near Orleans to Blue Lake via Red Mountain Lake, about 4 miles.  Friday and Sunday additions will visit Divide Lake and possibly Onion Lake.  We will camp at Fish Lake Campground of Six Rivers National Forest, or lodging is available in Orleans area.  Tell Carol if you are interested in all or part: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 707-822-2015.

July 12-14, Friday-Sunday.  Scott Mt. and Trinity Alps Field Trip. Our all-day hike Saturday will be into the Trinity Alps on a 4-6-mile trail with at least 1,000 ft elevation change, at 5-6,000 ft elevation (most likely Tangle Blue Lake or South Fork Lakes).  Friday and Sunday additions will be in the Scott Mt. area. We will camp at Scott Mountain Campground (a primitive Forest Service campground one hour north of Weaverville), or lodging is available in Trinity Center or Weaverville.  Tell Carol if you are interested in all or part: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 707-822-2015. 

August 3, Saturday. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Orchids in the Dunes. Orchids are a very diverse group, including quite dainty species.  Join Carol Ralph to learn about five species of orchid that live in the Lanphere Dunes. Four might be blooming.  Walk 1-2 miles, partly on soft sand. Meet at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) to carpool to the protected site.  Co-sponsored by CNPS and Friends of the Dunes. Important: call 444-1397 to RSVP.

August 4, Sunday.  Lost Man Creek Day Hike.  The lower part of the Lost Man Creek Trail in Redwood National Park is through lush, old growth Redwoods.  The upper part of the trail was "clean cut" immediately before the park acquired the land.  With the book The Last Redwoods and the Parkland of Redwood Creek (1969, a Sierra Club-Ballantine book with text by Francois Leydet, photos by James Rose and others) in hand, we will compare some dramatic photos of the past devastation with what is there now, 50 years later. The first 1.5 mile is almost level; beyond that it goes uphill steeply.  We will walk until we are half-tired and return the same way. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata).  Dress for being outside all day in a shady forest.  Bring lunch and water.  Return late afternoon.   Carol 822-2015  

September  11, Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. "Astounding Astragalus in Humboldt County and Beyond."  Astragalus (the milkvetches) is a large and particularly diverse genus within the western United States, with a large number of rare and endemic taxa.  In this talk, Professor Kerry Byrne (Environmental Science and Management, Humboldt State University) will provide an overview of the genus Astragalus  in California and beyond, highlight some of the interesting species found in Humboldt County, and describe some of the ongoing conservation research she is involve in with a federally endangered Astragalus species in southern Oregon.
            Used Botanical Book Sale.  At this evening program we will be selling used, botanical books, everything priced to sell, to benefit the chapter.  If you have books to contribute, ready for the next person to enjoy, contact Carol at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 707-822-2015.

September 15, Sunday.   Exploring Stone Lagoon's North End.  On this day-hike from the parking area at the north end of Stone Lagoon we will poke along the water's edge finding wetland plants, walk along the spit finding sand dune plants, and walk along the base of the bluff finding coastal bluff plants.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata).  Dress for the weather, including wind.  Bring lunch and water.  Return late afternoon.  Carol 822-2015

 September 28-29, Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Native Plant Sale at our nursery. Members only pre-sale Saturday 9-10 a.m.  The nursery is at Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Ave., a property of Northcoast Regional Land Trust, where cows and coho live side-by-side. (In Eureka, near Three-Corners Market)

October 9, Wednesday.  7:30 p.m.  "Botanizing the BLM Lands of the North Coast."  Jennifer Wheeler, botanist for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Arcata, will take us on a virtual journey across BLM lands on the North Coast.  The BLM manages a diverse collection of habitats across Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino Counties, including Red Mountain, South Fork Eel, and King Range.  Jennifer will introduce us to a variety of wonderful plants including the newly described Wailaki Lomatium (Lomatium kogholiini) from the Red Mountain Area of Critical Environmental Concern.  We will also visit the Douglas-fir forests of Butte Creek Management Area and the oak woodlands of Lacks Creek and Travis Ranch.  

 

 

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