2005 ACTIVITIES

  • Wednesday, January 12, 8pm - at the monthly meeting: "Blue Ridge to Bayou--botanical treasures of the southeast US". Jenny Moore's slide talk will highlight interesting, rare, medicinal, and colorful plants from a variety of habitats in the southeast, such as swamp forests, salt marshes, and long-leaf pine forests.
    For more information, phone 677-9073. The program is preceded by a business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome. Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union.
  • Friday and Saturday, January 28-29 - Western Lily work days: habitat restoration at Table Bluff, Humboldt County.
    The US Fish and Wildlife Service is coordinating two volunteer workdays on Friday january 28 and Saturday January 29, to restore endangered western lily habitat on Table Bluff. The endangered western lily (Lilium occidentale) is known from less than 30 sites along the coast between Coos Bay, Oregon and Table Bluff, California. A primary cause of its decline over the past 100 years is the conversion of its habitat to shrubland and forest. A total of four populations, and one of the largest populations rangewide remain on Table Bluff. Volunteers will plant lily bulbs and manually clear habitat, necessary until controlled grazing can be implemented as a long term tool to maintain the habitat. Volunteers should come prepared for wet weather, and bring lunch and water, gloves, and any brush-clearing implements (loppers, machete, brushwhacker, rake). Attendees will be registered as volunteers for the Fish and Wildlife Service for the day. Meet at the south end of the Bayshore Mall parking lot in Eureka at 9am. Volunteers may work until noon, or the entire day if they choose. Call Dave Imper, USFWS, 822-7201 with any questions.
  • Saturday January 29, 10 am to 4 pm - Day trip: "Lichens and Bryophytes of Prairie Creek State Park," led by Sunny Bennet. Join local botanist Sunny Bennett on an excursion to view the diminutive yet fascinating world of moss and lichen. Meet 9:30 at Pacific Union School in Arcata to carpool.
  • Wednesday, February 9, 8pm - at the monthly meeting: "PALCO's Botanical Research" - by Maralyn Renner, Senior Botanist.
    Since 1999, PALCO has conducted comprehensive rare plant surveys on specific projects, mostly timber harvest units. These surveys have resulted in a substantial increase in the knowledge of the occurrence and spatial extent of special interest species and rare plants on their lands. While they have come to understand the habitats where they expect to find certain species, little is known about their response to disturbance, natural or anthropogenic. Senior PALCO Botanist, Maralyn Renner, will report on the preliminary results of research on the response of Humboldt milk-vetch (Astragalus agnicidus) to disturbance from activities associated with reforestation, and describe the project to examine the response of coast fawn lily (Erythronium revolutum) to different levels of protection from harvest activities. In addition, she will describe other experiments being planned for implementation in 2005 on maple-leaved checkerbloom (Sidalcea malachroides).
    For more information, phone 839-0900. The program is preceded by a business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome. Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union.
  • Saturday, February 26 Table Bluff and Dune day hike.
    Dare the February weather. Come hike through wet pastures, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, sand dunes, and ocean beach at the end of Table Bluff at the south end of Humboldt Bay. The plan is to start at Ocean Ranch of the Eel River Wildlife Area and end at Table Bluff county Park, where we will have shuttled a vehicle. Map distance is less than 2 miles. Bring lunch and dress for the weather, including wet feet. Meet at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) at 8:30 a.m., at the MacDonald's end of Bayshore Mall parking lot at 9:00 a.m., or at the Ocean Ranch parking area at about 9:30 a.m. Call Carol Ralph (822-2015) to tell her you're coming and to find out if there is a Plan B.
  • Wednesday, March 9, 8pm - at the monthly meeting:
  • "The Life, Adventures and Botanical Discoveries of David Douglas" Geoff Teall, retired educator and local fruit preserve and sauce maker, will share his knowledge of the renowned 19th century Scottish-born botanist, David Douglas (1799-1834) for whom the Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii, or P. douglasii) and the primrose genus Douglasia are named. In fact, there are more plants named for David Douglas than for any other person in the history of scientific nomenclature. His collecting adventures took him 12,000 miles on foot, horseback and canoe, including the rugged west coast of California and Oregon. The program will feature stories from Douglas' travel journals and will highlight some of the botanical discoveries of this important pioneering botanist. For more information, phone Stephanie at 707-826-0300. The program is preceded by a business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome. Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union.
  • Sunday March 13, 1 pm - Early Spring plant walk in Trinidad, featuring fetid adder's tongue, skunk cabbage, milkmaids, coltsfoot, etc. Trinidad State Beach, in town off Stagecoach Road. Larry Levine, 822-7190.
  • Saturday, March 19 - "Willow Wallow" Day Trip. A 3-stop driving tour to see a variety of willows, hopefully blooming, guided by enthusiastic willow fan John Bair. We will see coastal willows in Blue Lake, inland willows at Big Rock near Willow Creek, and higher elevation willows at a place yet to be determined. Bring lunch and dress for the weather, including cooler temperatures inland and higher elevation. Waterproof boots are a good idea but not essential. Walking will be minimal. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or 9:00 a.m. at the bridge on Hatchery Rd. in Blue Lake. Phone John Bair (442-2646) to tell him you are coming or to ask questions.
  • Sunday March 27, 10 am - Early spring wildflower walk in the Arcata Community Forest, featuring trillium, coltsfoot, milkmaids, violets, and more. Meet at the public parking area opposite the 700 block of Fickle Hill Road, a street that begins just east of the intersection of 7th and Union. Larry Levine, 822-7190.
  • Saturday, April 2 Burnt Ranch And Gray's Falls Day Trip. Last May at these two campgrounds along the Trinity River we saw beds of fawn lily (Erythronium) all finished blooming. This year let's try to see them in full flower. There will be other early spring fun as well. Each site has a trail down to the river in the gorge. We will walk these, but you can see plenty around the campgrounds without that extra effort. Bring lunch; dress for the inland weather. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or at 9:15 a.m. at Buttercup Bakery in Willow Creek (or another place of your choosing). Call Carol Ralph (822-2015) to tell her you are coming or to ask questions.
  • Saturday, April 9 Willow and Poplar Workshop. Comprehensive, will cover the entire state. Co-sponsored with the HSU Natural History Museum. Registration fee. Details to follow. Contact Spring Garrett at 826-4479.
  • Sunday April 10 Tolowa Dunes Walk And Day Trip - See the wild and beautiful sand dunes near Crescent City in their spring colors. Laura Julian and other dune enthusiasts will introduce this dynamic ecosystem and the special plants adapted to it, including the rare, silvery Phacelia argentea. For Phase I meet at 10 a.m. at the Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters, 2591 Old Mill Rd., to walk a 2-3 hour circuit through the dunes, stopping for snack or lunch. If the mosquitoes are bad in the forest, we will walk fast through there. Optional Phase II will start back at the cars, driving to a different part of the park for further exploration into the afternoon. Dress for the weather, especially wind; bring water and lunch or snack. From points south you can meet to carpool at 8:00 a.m. at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd., Arcata, or 8:15 at the market in Trinidad. Contacts: Laura Julian 668-4088; Carol Ralph 822-2015.
  • Sunday April 10, 10 am - A walk in the willows, salt marsh and dunes at the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary, featuring wildflowers and other plants of the season. Bring a hand lens if you have one. Meet at the CalTrans park-and-ride lot on the west side of the Elk River Road exit on Hwy 101 just south of Eureka. 822-7190.
  • Wednesday, April 13, 8pm - at the monthly meeting: "Vernal Pools and Seasonal Wetlands," a slide talk by ecologist Chad Roberts. Vernal pools are a type of seasonal wetland often associated with rare plants, and typically found in the Central Valley and southern Californa. Chad will compare them with the types of seasonal wetlands more likely to be found on the North Coast. The program is preceded by a business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome, and there is no charge. Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. For more information call 677-9073 or visit NorthCoastCNPS.org.
  • Sunday April 24, 1 pm - Wildflower walk in grand fir forest near Hydesville, hosted by landowners Bill and Linda Shapeero. This small property contains a greater variety of species than what you can see at trailside in most public preserves. From Eureka, take 101 south past Fortuna to a left turn at Drake Hill Road, and drive to the top of the plateau. Turn right at Rohnerville Road, and proceed 1.7 miles to Puddin Lane, which is on the left at the bottom of a prominent gulch. From there follow signs to Shapeero. The ground may be damp, so bring boots or old shoes. For information call 822-7190 or 768-3287
  • Friday-Sunday, April 29 to May 1 - Wildflower Show and Plant Sale at Manila Community Center
  • Saturday, May 7 - Ammon Ranch Day Trip - Explore a mountain prairie at about 1,800 ft. elevation in Six Rivers National Forest on the west side of South Fork Trinity River. With meadow, stream, and oaks, there's bound to be fun things in May. Dress for any weather, bring lunch and water. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or 9:30 at the junction of Friday Ridge Rd. with Highway 299 east of Willow Creek. It's about 1/2 hour from there. We'll return by dark. Call Carol Ralph to say you are coming or for information.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 8pm - at the monthly meeting: "We took out our lawn and so can you!," a slide talk by native plant enthusiasts Gabi and Cliff McLean.
    In addition to their interest in gardening with natives, Gabi and Cliff have used their respective backgrounds in photography and programming to produce an electronic native plant field guide in cd-rom format. They are also active volunteers at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center near their home at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California. link
    The program is preceded by a business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome, and there is no charge. Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. For more information call 677-9073 or visit NorthCoastCNPS.org.
  • Sunday May 15, 10 am - Salt marsh and dunes walk at the Eureka Wildlife Sanctuary, featuring the rare Humboldt Bay owls's clover and more. Meet at the Park-and-Ride lot, west side of Hwy. 101 at Elk River Road, the first exit south of Eureka. Led by Larry Levine and other members of CNPS (822-7190).
  • Sunday May 22, 10 am - Table Bluff and beach wildflower walk, Led by Steve Norman. Meet south of the bay, at the beach parking lot below the bluff at the west end of Hookton Road. Plant list provided. For information, call 822-2910.
  • Sunday May 29, 10 am - Wildflower walk at Elk Head, Trinidad, led by Larry Levine. Plant list provided. Meet at the College Cove parking lot, on Stagecoach Road, north of Anderson Lane. 822-7190
  • Saturday, June 4 - Mountain Meadow Art And Walk - Sharpen your observations of wildflowers by drawing them in a mountain meadow. We will explore a meadow along Forest Highway 1 south of Berry Summit, identifying the flowers, and then settle down for about an hour drawing them. Rick Tolley will provide materials, if you need them, and as much instruction as you want. Come prepared for mountain weather (anything from hot to cold); bring a lunch and water. Return by late afternoon. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata), at 8:45 a.m. at Murphy's Market in Blue Lake, or at 9:15 a.m. at the beginning of Titlow Hill Rd. at Berry Summit on Highway 299. Call Rick Tolley (668-5370) or Carol Ralph (822-2015) to say you are coming or for information.
  • Saturday, June 4, 10 am and 1:30 pm - Two walks at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and the Smith River National Recreation Area. The first walk will be at the Stout Grove Trail to view blooming rhodies, a beautiful grove of vine maples, and old growth redwoods, among other botanical delights. For the second walk, we'll visit the famed Darlingtonias (California pitcher plants). Bring water, a lunch, sturdy footwear. Camera and pocket magnifier optional. Humboldt County participants can carpool by meeting at Pacific Union School at 8am. Or, meet at the visitor's center inside the Jed. Smith campground at 10am. If you only want to join the second walk, meet at the visitor's center at 1:30 to carpool or at the Darlingtonia trailhead (milepost 17.9 on U.S. 199 around 2pm. Contact 707-269-1384 with questions.
  • Sunday June 5, 10 am - Wildflowers, ferns, and trees of the Arcata Community Forest. We'll also have an eye out for invasive exotics. Meet at the Trail #9 parking lot, opposite the 700 block of Fickle Hill Road, which begins just east of 7th and Union Streets. (822-7190).
  • Friday-Sunday, June 10-12 - CNPS 40th Anniversary Meeting. This special Chapter Council Meeting will be at the Sierra Friends Conference Center near Grass Valley in the Sierra foothills. Wonderful setting, nice people, common interests...ingredients for a good time. All CNPS members are welcome to attend. Contact our delegate Larry Levine 822-7190 if you'd like to go. Info at cnps.org.
    Larry adds: "For non-delegates, attendance at the gavelled sessions is optional, so feel free to come just to hike, botanize, hear the keynote speaker, to join the vegetation sampling session on Sunday, and to hang-out with members from other chapters."
  • Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12 - Red Mountain Day Trip or Overnight (two-flowered pea) - Explore the 40 acres that members of our chapter bought to save the two-flowered pea (Lathyrus biflorus), an extremely rare species. It should be blooming then, along with other fun mountain plants. The property is three hours from Arcata, on Red Mountain south of Dinsmore (Rte 36), north of Black Lassic. Two locked gates and some very rough road require 4WD vehicles and coordination of arrivals and departures. We plan to camp the night (zero facilities) but can probably arrange a day trip option. Please contact Carol Ralph (822-2015) or Dave Imper (444-2756) if you want to come, and tell us if you have a 4WD vehicle.
  • Sunday, June 12, 1 pm - "Discovering Del Norte Dunes," with Andrea Pickart, interpretive walk. Co-sponsored with the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City. For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Sunday June 19, 10 am - "Trinidad Head Wildflowers and History," our joint walk with the Trinidad Museum Society. Meet 10 am at the beach parking lot. After the walk, participants can link-up with the lighthouse tour, and return to town for the annual "Fish Feed" celebration. 822-7190 or 677-3883
  • Sunday, June 19, 1 pm - "Dunes Native Plant Walk and Dunes Restoration," with Laura Julian. Co-sponsored with the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association and CA Park and Rec. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Sunday, June 26, 1 pm - "Native Plants on Mad River Bluffs," with Barbara Kelley. Notorious for an ability to spot important native plants that others walk past without noticing, it is preferable to have Barbara up front, leading the walk, rather than providing support at the back. Meet at the Hiller Park parking lot, off Hiller Road ... in McKinleyville. 839-5356
  • Sunday, June 26, 1 pm - "Dune Discovery Walk," with Jenny Hanson. Co-sponsored by the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association and Friends of the Dunes. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Sunday, July 10, 1 pm - "Tolowa Dunes State Park Slide Show and Hike," with Dick Goss. Co-sponsored with the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association and CA Park and Rec. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Saturday, July 16 ? - Sorry, no Wildlife and Native Plant Garden Tour in 2005. Not enough garden signups for this joint CNPS / R.R. Audubon fundraiser.
  • Sunday July 17, 1 pm - "Summer Color in Salt Marsh and Sand," wildflower walk at the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary, featuring the rare Pt. Reyes birds beak. Meet at the Park-and-Ride lot, west side of Hwy. 101 at Elk River Road, the first exit south of Eureka. (822-7190).
  • Sunday, July 17, 1 pm - "Dunes Native Plant Walk and Dunes Restoration," with Laura Julian. Co-sponsored with the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association and CA Park and Rec. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Friday-Sunday, July 29-31 - Kangaroo Lake Day Hike And Overnight. On this return to the high mountain area we loved last summer we will join Klamath National Forest botanist Marla Knight and maybe other members of the Shasta Chapter to work on the plant list for the interpretive project at Kangaroo Lake Botanical Area. On Sat., 9:00 a.m., we'll meet at the day-use parking lot at Kangaroo Lake to walk along the lake, up through Darlingtonia fen, up to the ridge, where the Pacific Crest Trail is, about a mile from the start. The climb is gradual, with plenty of level area to explore. Expect gentianella, bog asphodel, and other wonderful bog plants to be blooming. We will camp Friday and Saturday at either Scott Mt. or Kangaroo Lake. Scott Mt. is 3 hrs from Arcata on Rte 3, north of Weaverville. Kangaroo Lake is about 45 min. farther north. In Etna is a motel and B & B. Call Carol Ralph for important details, 822-2015.
  • Sunday July 31, 10 am - Summer wildflower walk at Elk Head, Trinidad, featuring gentians and more. A plant list is available. Meet at the College Cove parking lot, on Stagecoach Road, north of Anderson Lane. 822-7190
  • Sunday, July 31, 1 pm - "Wonders of Lake Earl," slide show by Sandra Jerabek, plus "Bike, Hike, and Botanize," with Wendell Wood. Co-sponsored with the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Saturday, August 13 - Grove's Prairie Day Hike, optional campout - When much of the world is baked dry, things are still blooming at this high meadow in the mountains north of the Trinity River between Willow Creek and Salyer. Goldenrod, coneflower, paintbrush, bog-orchid, rattlesnake orchid, leafy lousewort, sugarscoop, monkshood, two or three yampahs, and a variety of grasses are all likely. A fence to exclude cattle was completed last year, so we'll see how it's working. The campground has vault toilets; the creek has water. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or arrange another place along the way. It's about a 2-hour drive from Arcata. Come for just the day or stay for a campfire supper and a night under the stars. Call Carol Ralph 822-2015 for details.
  • Sunday, August 14, 1 pm - "Exploring Edible and Medicinal uses of Native Plants," with Natalie Schaefer. Co-sponsored by the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association and Redwood Medicinals. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Sunday, August 21, 1 pm - "Dunes Native Plant Walk and Dunes Restoration," with Laura Julian. Co-sponsored with the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association and CA Park and Rec. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Sunday, August 28, 1 pm - "Nature Excursion," with Dr. Bob Mize. Co-sponsored by the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association and College of the Redwoods. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Sunday September 4, 10 am Aster-family Wildflower Walk, at Table Bluff. Join Larry Levine and other members of the CNPS for a wildflower walk devoted to the "composites," the asters, daisies, goldenrods, thistles, and their relatives. Discover how each flower is actually a cluster of miniature flowers. Bring a hand lens if you have one. A plant list will be provided. Meet at the beach parking lot at the west end of Hookton Road. (822-7190)
  • Sunday, September 4, 1 pm - "Sole Pursuits," four-mile discovery outing and walk. Sponsored by the North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association. Meet at Lake Earl Wildlife Area Headquarters 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City For more information call call 1-707-464-6101 x 5300 or 1-707-465-6191.
  • Saturday, September 10 - Day Hike, from Horse Mountain Botanical Area to East Fork Campground (downhill). We'll hope for a grand view from the open Jeffrey pine forest at the top of the mountain. We'll search for fall surprises in this serpentine area, practice ID by seed pod, and rehearse a good variety of shrubs and trees. Energetic people can finish by hiking down old logging roads to East Fork Campground (perhaps 5 miles max), to where we will have shuttled a car. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata). Bring lunch plenty of water, and layers for high altitude weather. Call Carol Ralph to sign up for shuttling or to arrange a different meeting place or for details (822-2015).
  • Wednesday, September 14, 8pm - at the monthly meeting: a slide talk by Robert Ziemer on carnivorous plants.
    "A Visual Travelogue of Carnivorous Plants. Worldwide distribution and diversity, including those species native to California." "Robert Ziermer is a watershed hydrology consultant and adjunct professor in the HSU Geology Department. He has grown carnivorous plants for about 50 years and still has the same Venus Flytraps that he bought in Berkeley in 1955. Robert created and maintains the Carnivorous Plant Photo Finder that contains over 35,000 Internet links to images of almost every carnivorous plant species and variety in the world. His presentation will describe the taxonomic classification and distribution of the carnivorous plants with photos of their spectacular diversity."
    The program is preceded by a business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome, and there is no charge. Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. For more information call Stephanie at 707-826-0300.
  • Saturday and Sunday, September 17,18 - North Coast Chapter Fall Plant Sale. New Location!: Northcoast Environmental Center, 575 H Street, Arcata. Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. 839-1980.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 8pm - at the monthly meeting: Pete Haggard will show how to "Use Native Plants in the Garden to Attract Insects and Other Wildlife." Gardeners will get tips about which native plants to incorporate into their fall plantings. The program is preceded by a business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome, and there is no charge. Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. For more information call 707-839-0307.
  • Saturday, October 15, noon to 4pm - Humboldt State Botany and Native Plant Club offers a "Flowering Plant Identification Seminar," Science-D building, top floor. Open to the general public. Learn how to use the Jepson Manual. Space is limited, contact Ron Clark at botanyhumboldt.edu.
  • Saturday, October 22 (previously scheduled for 10-8) - Dayhike to "Heart of the Headwaters". Join BLM ecologist Greg Jennings for a 3-4 mile hike through part of this famous forest to see ongoing restoration work: a road decommissioning project, a stand of second growth that's been thinned for more rapid succession, and, of course, some genuine old growth redwood. The trail is steep and rugged in some places. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or 9:00 a.m. at the MacDonald's end of the Bayshore Mall parking lot. Bring water and lunch and dress for the weather. We'll return late afternoon. Call Carol Ralph 822-2015 or Greg Jennings 668-1775.
  • Saturday, October 29 - Dayhike, South Fork Trail. Join a hike organized by the California Wilderness Coalition along the South Fork Trinity River (west of Willow Creek) to familiarize us with the Underwood Proposed Wilderness. The spring flowers that usually bring us to this great trail won't be there, but the trees and shrubs will be, and who knows what else. The trail is well graded, 4 miles each way if you go to the river, but you don't have to go all the way. Bring lunch and water; dress for the weather. Meet at 8:00 a.m.at the Northcoast Environmental Center (575 H St., Arcata) We'll return before dinner. Please phone Linda 445-8290 to say you are coming.
  • Wednesday, November 9, 8pm - at the monthly meeting: Jenny Moore presents "Closer to the Sun - a Humboldt botanist ventures to Ecuador". The program is preceded by a business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome, and there is no charge. Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. For more information call Stephanie at 707-826-0300.
  • Sunday, November 20 - Dayhike, Mad Rive Buttes Proposed Wilderness. Another hike with the California Wilderness Coalition, this one on the Bug Creek Trail. Bring lunch and water; dress for the weather. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Northcoast Environmental Center (575 H St., Arcata). Phone Eric 677-9524 for details.
  • Wednesday, December 14, 8pm - at the monthly meeting: Native Plant Picture Potluck. Bring snacks, slides, photos, and digital pictures of native plants and related activities, either amateur or professional. As usual, all are welcome, and membership is not required.
    The program is preceded by a business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome, and there is no charge. Arcata Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. For more information call Stephanie at 707-677-3142.
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