2009 ACTIVITIES

  • January 14, 2009 (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m. - "A Celebration of Northwest California's Conifers". Northwest California fosters one of the most diverse temperate coniferous forests on earth. As many as 38 species of conifers can be found here, depending on where one delineates the region's boundaries. Join Michael Kauffmann, a local science teacher and fellow plant nerd, for an evening of wilderness bliss--an exploration into the stunning conifer diversity fostered here. A visual journey will ensue--with photographs from hidden nooks in the Klamath Mountains and North Coast--we will take a peek at the isolated microclimates that hide conifers. Michael has also crated range maps for the are's conifers, which will add to the evenings discussion.
    Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. Refreshments at 7 p.m. with the program starting at 7:30 p.m.
    program poster (PDF 1.05 MB)  | Michael's website  | photo gallery "Rare and Endemic Conifers of Northwest California"
  • February 11, 2009 (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m. - "Celebrating and Saving the Siskiyous".
    Karen Phillips, development director of the Siskiyou Project, will share images of some of the many rare species, such as Waldo gentian, Howell's mariposa-lily, Hall's violet, phantom orchid, and California globemallow found in the most botanically diverse forest in the nation, and an Area of Global Botanic Significance.
    Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. Refreshments at 7 p.m. with the program starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • February 22, 2009 (Sunday), 1-3 p.m. - "Seeing through the Redwood Blur in Arcata Community Forest".
    Do you know the 5 species of conifers in this popular forest? Meet them, the common shrubs, and many shade- loving perennials and ferns with botanist Adam Canter. What will be blooming already? Meet at Trail #9 parking lot in the 700 block of Fickle Hill Rd. Be prepared to walk on old road and uneven, dirt trails with moderate ups and downs. 972-0065.
  • February 28, 2009 (Saturday), - "Table Bluff County Park day hike".
    A level OHV track heading south from the parking lot at the very end of Table Bluff Road, Loleta, offers an easy way to explore the back edge of the dunes, where they meet the freshwater wetlands of the Eel River. Walking all the way to the mouth of the Eel River (4 miles) is possible, but unlikely at our botanical speed. Despite the winter date, we will see some blossoms, like footsteps of spring and various mustard family species, and some evergreen wetland species, like spikerush and sedges. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata), 9:00 a.m. at the MacDonald's end of Bayshore Mall parking lot, or about 9:30 at the end of Table Bluff Rd. Dress for the weather, especially wind; bring lunch and water. Return by late afternoon. It helps to know you are coming: Carol 822-2015.
  • March 1, 2009 (Sunday), 10-12 a.m. - "Plants on Trinidad Head".
    Wind-sculpted shrubs, including blooming silk tassel and red-flowering currant, and 5 species of evergreen fern clothe this scenic head. Meet them and other plants and watch the sea for whales and dolphins with naturalist Virginia Waters on this short trail. Meet at the base of the head, at the beach below the town. 822-2015.
  • March 8, 2009 (Sunday), 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Daylight Savings Time - "Lichens, Mosses, and Liverworts of the Dune Forest".
    Open your eyes to the diminutive, lush, beautiful, intriguing, and important world of bryophytes on a walk with botanist Sunny Loya. Meet reindeer and dog lichens and many others. No experience necessary; experience welcome! Modest walking on firm sand. Meet at Vance Ave. parking lot on the east side of Samoa Blvd. approximately 0.25 miles north of Samoa Bridge. Bring hand lens and raingear. Heavy rain cancels. 599-5712.
  • March 11, 2009 (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m. - "Tiny Treasures in a Vast Landscape", with Brian Dykstra. A wide array of unique and wonderful plants, incuding the world's smallest willow and North America's smallest rhododendron, find a home in Denali National Park, yet they are threatened by global warming. Field botanist, interpreter, and current Humboldt State University graduate student Brian Dykstra will share many colorful photos of these special plants and their habitats. He will describe research on these plants and how global warming affects them, and by this example he will show us what humanity loses when wild habitats are lost. Brian worked three summers for the the National Park Service in Alaska and has worked elsewhere in in the Pacific Northwest. He has worked as a nature interpreter and even a canopy lichenologist. He is excited to share his wonderful photos and bring you into the wild of Alaska.
    Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. Refreshments at 7 p.m. with the program starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • March 15, 2009 (Sunday), 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Plant walk on the Hammond Trail. Join naturalist Barbara Kelly on an easy walk up the newest section of the Hammond Trail, from Murray Rd. up Widow White Creek. See the diverse shrubs of the coastal scrub, five species of ferns in the spruce forest, and the early flowers of three species of native currants and gooseberries, and milkmaids. Meet at the west end of Murray Rd. in McKinleyville. 839-5356.
  • March 22, 2009 (Sunday), - "Redwood Creek day hike". Masses of Trillium kurabayashii should be waiting for us about 1.5 miles up the Redwood Creek Trail in Redwood National Park (Trailhead at the bottom of Bald Hills Rd.). The yellow variant of this deep red trillium occurs here, and the riparian and forest edge vegetation will provide ample amusement. Willows might be in good form. If we have time, we might also visit the skunk cabbage on Skunk Cabbage Trail or see what is happening on Lady Bird Johnson Trail. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or arrange another place. Dress for the weather; bring lunch and water. Return late afternoon. It helps to know you are coming: Carol 822-2015.
  • March 29, 2009 (Sunday), 1-3 p.m. - "Dennis Walker Introduces Elk Head, Trinidad".
    See four different plant communities, learn to read history from the vegetation, see the southernmost crowberry, and find early wildflowers with a knowledgable botany professor. About 2 miles level walk. Meet at the College Cove parking lot, 3/4 mile north of Trinidad on Stagecoach Road, on the left. 822-2015.
  • April 4, 2009 (Saturday), 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Plant walk in Arcata Community Forest. "Seeing through the Redwood Blur". Do you know the 5 species of conifers in this popular forest? Meet them, the common shrubs, and many shade-loving perennials and ferns with botanist Adam Canter. Some of the early bloomers will provide spots of color. Meet at Trail #9 parking lot in the 700 block of Fickle Hill Rd. Be prepared to walk on old road and uneven, dirt trails with moderate ups and downs. 972- 0065.
  • April 8, 2009 (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m. - program change: "Ginny and Jim Ginny Discover the Northwest Passage", with Jim and Virginia Waters... a liberally illustrated presentation of natural history and the history of exploration of a wild corner of the world.
    previously scheduled: "Blooming Beauties and Graceful Glaciers of the Swiss Alps" with Birgit Semstrott. The Swiss Alps are rich in botanical treasures and beautiful landscapes. Botanist Birgit Semsrott will share her pictures of Grindenwald, Switzerland. Located in the Bernese Oberland Region, Grindenwald is in the heart of a massive mountain range and surrounded by majestic ice-clad peaks. Come and enjoy an evening of blooming beauties and graceful glaciers. Many of Birgit's pictures were taken at Schynige Platte Alpine Garden - one of the few botanical gardens in the world that show plants in their natural habitat.
    Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. Refreshments at 7 p.m. with the program starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • April 11, 2009 (Saturday), - "Burnt Ranch and Grays Falls day trip". The very early bloomers, like fawn lily, Indian warrior, and trillium, will be finishing, and some later bloomers will be opening, like iris, "spaghetti flower", dogwood, larkspur, lomatiums, pussy ears, mission bells, etc. We'll watch for Easter bunnies as we check the fawn lilies and the rare Howell's montia (A hand lens helps!) at Burnt Ranch Campground and then explore the varied habitats at Grays Falls Picnic Area, including the short trail down to the falls. Hopefully we'll have time for some short stops as we return along Highway 299. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School, 9;15 a.m. at the Buttercup Bakery in Willow Creek, or about 10:00 at Burnt Ranch Campground. Dress for the weather; bring lunch and water and clippers (If the Himalaya blackberry is still bad, we can spend a few minutes reducing it.) Return late afternoon. It helps to know you are coming: Carol 822-2015.
  • April 18, 2009 (Sunday), 10:00 a.m.- 12 noon. - Plant walk, Rohner Park in Fortuna. An easy walk through Fortuna's Rohner Park with Carol Ralph and Janelle Egger will look for early flowers and their pollinators. We will also identify trees, shrubs, ferns, and herbs in this remarkable, mature, second growth forest. Turn off Main St. onto Park St. (by 16th St.) and meet at the red Fireman's Pavilion. 822-2015.
  • April 26, 2009 (Sunday), 1 pm reinstated! - Plant walk near Hydesville, hosted by landowners Bill and Linda Shapeero. Primarily grand fir forest, this small property has more species than you'll find along the trails in most public preserves. From Eureka, take 101 south past Fortuna to a left at Drake Hill Road, then right at Rohnerville Road, 1.7 miles to Puddin Lane (bottom of gulch). Follow signs to Shapeero. The ground may be damp, so bring boots or old shoes. For information call 822-7190 or 768-3287
  • May 1-2-3, 2009 (Friday- Sunday). Spring Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale. Manila Community Center, our annual event. (Plant sale Saturday and Sunday only.)
  • May 2, 2009 (Saturday), 3-4:30 p.m. - "Amazing Adaptations of Dune Plants" plant walk.
    Join Dr. John Sawyer on a dune walk from the Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., when you go to the Spring Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale. Meet in front of the main hall. 822-2015.
  • May 3, 2009 (Sunday), 1-3 p.m. - Sequoia Park Plant Walk.
    Get to know the plants in our own remnant, second growth, redwood forest in Eureka. See trillium, candyflower, mitella, four species of fern, willows, and the invasive, non-native species that threaten them. Also see where weed warriors have rescued the natives from the invasive English ivy. Meet botanist Liz McGee at the fountain at the south end of T St., at T and Glatt Sts. 443-5139.
  • May 3, 2009 (Sunday), 1:30-3 p.m. - Dune Insects and Plants, plant walk.
    Join a Friends of the Dunes docent to look for pollinators, herbivores, and predators in action in the dunes by the Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr., when you go to the Spring Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale. Meet in front of the main hall. 822-2015.
  • May 9, 2009 (Saturday), 2-4 p.m. - Cream Cups in the Eureka Dunes, plant walk.
    See the show of cream cups and other wildflowers in these protected dunes. Walk 1-2 miles on sand. Meet at the Samoa Boat Ramp near the south end of Route 255. 822- 2015.
  • May 13, 2009 (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m. "Hidden Treasure--navigating the Forest Service's Celebrating Wildflowers website". Forest Service botanists have poured their collective knowledge and passion for plants into the Celebrating Wildflowers website, yet the site still is undiscovered by most plant lovers. Whether you are a teacher, gardener, hiker, photographer, weed warrior, plant conservationist, or just want to know more about plants on your national forests and grasslands, there is something here for you: website. Julie Nelson, Forest Botanist for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, will take you on a journey through the website, focusing on the newly posted piece on serpentine plants and plant communities of the northwestern California and adjacent Oregon.
    Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. Refreshments at 7 p.m. with the program starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • May 15-16, 2009 (Saturday, Sunday). - 2nd annual Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show.
    Crescent City, at Arts & Crafts Building, Del Norte County Fairgrounds on Hwy. 101. Friday 11-3 pm, Saturday, 11-5 pm. Free. Numerous specimens of native and local wildflowers, habitat information, slide shows, workshops and exhibits. "The purpose of the project is to publish Ruby and Arthur Van Deventer's accomplishments and provide education on the unique ecosystem and diversity of plants in Del Norte County." (an independent effort that includes CNPS members among the volunteers). 707-457-3485
  • May 17, 2009 (Sunday). - Bald Hills Day Trip.
    The prairies and woodland on this ridge of Redwood National Park offer much more than great shows of lupine - but also iris, lomatiums, delphiniums, blue dicks, shooting stars, and more. We will walk short distances from various stops along the road, adjusting to the energy of the group. Dress for the weather, remembering it could be cooler up on that ridge. Bring lunch and water. Meet at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) at 8:30 a.m. or arrange another place. Return late afternoon. It helps to know you are coming. Carol Ralph 822-2015.
  • May 24, 2009 (Sunday), 1:00-3:00 p.m. Plant walk, Azalea Reserve, with Pete Haggard. See many of our native plants that are recommended for gardens, both shrubs and herbs, including the native azalea, which should be blooming. Take North Bank Rd. off 101 just north of the Mad River; after a little more than one mile turn left on Azalea Dr., and shortly after that, left into the parking lot. Pete Haggard 839-0307.
  • May 30, 2009 (Saturday) - Mail Ridge Day Trip.
    Dyerville Loop Rd. along this ridge is the inland, scenic route from Myers Flat to Garberville. It offers panoramas to the east, oak woodland, grazed grasslands, and road cuts, all of which provide rich, roadside botanizing. From trilliums to goldfields, hounds tongue to meadowfoam, delphiniums to iris; shooting stars, false baby stars; wall flower, popcorn flower, firecracker flower; tomcat and bull clovers; sky, miniature, and silver lupines - it's all there. We will walk 1-2 miles along the road, a packed gravel road, respecting the private property. Dress for the weather, remembering the higher elevation there; bring lunch and water. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata), 9 a.m. at the Mervyns end of Bayshore Mall parking lot, or about 10 a.m. in Myers Flat. Return late afternoon. Tell Carol 822-2015 you are coming.
  • June 5, 6, 7, 2009 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). - Illinois Valley-Deer Creek Center-Rough & Ready Botanical Area, day trips and overnights.
    The Deer Creek Center of the Sisikiyou Field Institute in Selma, Oregon, will be our headquarters for exploring this special corner of Oregon. (See Winter 2008 Darlingtonia.) It provides camping ($6/person), dormitory ($12/person), or private room ($50/couple) communal kitchen facilities. (www.thesfi.org> On Saturday starting at 9 a.m. we will walk across Deer Creek to explore an enormous Darlingtonia fen, and later drive up Eight Dollar Mountain for more botanizing fun. Sunday we will head south and spend some hours at Rough and Ready Botanical Area. We will be at Deer Creek Center Friday and Saturday nights. You may stay elsewhere and join us at any point. It is a bit less than 3 hours from Arcata. You must make your own reservations at the center: 541-597-8530x307, Mon-Thurs 9-4, or candy@thesfi.org. Tell them you are with CNPS. Tell Carol 822-2015 you are coming.
  • June 13, 2009 (Saturday), 10 a.m.-12 noon. Plant walk, Elk River Trail Learn many of our common redwood forest and streamside plants, both native and non-native, with BLM botanist Jennifer Wheeler, on the trail to Headwaters Forest. She will also tell what BLM has done to rehabilitate this easily accessed, historic corner of a famous forest. The trail is paved and gentle, good for any weather. From 101 exit onto Elk River Rd. After 1.5 miles take right fork; after 4.5 more miles at the bridge fork right; go 1 mile more to the trailhead parking lot. 822-2015.
  • June 14, 2009 (Sunday), 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Blooms and Bugs at Mad River Beach, guided walk. Join Pete Haggard to see blooming beach buckwheat, seaside daisy, sand verbena, and others where the sand meets the firmer, damper soil of the willowy, rushy swale. Easy walking. Meet at the beach parking lot at the very end of Mad River Rd. 839-0208.
  • July 11, 2009 (Saturday). - Waterdog Lake: plant, butterfly, and bird day hike, a CNPS-Audubon joint event.
    Unfortunately the fire in the Trinity Alps is too close to Waterdog Lake. We are choosing an alternate destination for Saturday's outing. It will be within 2-hour drive of Arcata and in the mountains, where you can smell the pines or firs. Famous for its butterfly diversity, tiny Waterdog Lake is our destination on a two-mile trail through diverse mountain habitats: white fir and Sadler oak; regeneration from the 1999 Megram Fire; creekside mountain alder thicket; gravelly bald; wet, rocky hillside; red fir; and a small, sedgy meadow (with gentians) around the land-locked pond. The trail gains about 1,000 ft elevation, starting at 5,300 ft., but is not steep. Bring lunch, snack, at least 2 quarts water, and many layers of clothing. Meet at 7:30 a.m. sharp at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or arrange another place. Two hour drive to the trailhead northeast of Hoopa. Return 6 p.m. or earlier. Call Carol 822-2015.
  • July 12, 2009 (Sunday), 1:00- 3:00 p.m. - "Buzzy Day in a Native Plant Garden". Native Bees, one of the important forms of wildlife encouraged in Pete and Judie Haggard's garden, should be busy at the flowers. Learn some bee basics and then explore the garden to see what is being pollinated by whom and where their nests are. For reservations and directions call 839-0307. Limit 12 guests. Suggested $5 donation to the chapter.
  • July 25-28, 2009 (Saturday-Tuesday). - Bear Basin Butte, day hikes and overnight.
    Great roadside botanizing, a great day hike trail, and a spectacular overnight spot at 5,300 ft. in Smith River National Recreation Area by the Bear Basin Butte Botanical Area. We have reserved the lookout and cabin for Sunday and Monday nights. The itinerary will develop around that. Tell Carol 822- 2015 soon if you are interested. The cabin is about 3 hours from Arcata, 45 min. from Gasquet. Non- campers could join us for the day activities.
  • August 1, 2009 (Saturday), 10-noon. - Dune walk - orchids.
    Explore the Lanphere Dunes with Denise Seeger and Carol Ralph. Find four species of orchids blooming. Bring a lens; the flowers are small! Meet at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) to carpool 2 miles to the refuge. Be prepared to walk on forest paths and sand. Bring windbreaker and water. Cosponsored by Friends of the Dunes and CNPS. 822-2015
  • August 9, 2009 (Sunday), 10-noon. - Introduction to Ivy Bashing, Patrick's Point State Park.
    If you have been alarmed at the quantity of English ivy in Patrick's Point State Park and Trinidad State Beach, take this opportunity to do something about it. State Parks is starting a project enabling volunteers to work removing ivy in these parks. This introductory day will introduce volunteers to the removal methods, the places to work, special park considerations, and the all-important paper work. Watch for details soon.
    Consider this project for yourself, your family, your youth group, your club, etc. This is a way to help the environment and see immediate results.
    For information contact Michelle Forys at 707-677-3109. If you are interested and can not attend the Aug. 9 introduction, please call her to arrange another time. Press release, PDF 428 KB
  • September 9, 2009 (Wednesday). - "A Practitioner's perspective on Native Plant Restoration from Infancy to Adulthood" - evening program, Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. Refreshments at 7 pm with program starting at 7:30 pm.
    Restoration ecologist and native plant nurseryman Eric Johnson will share lessons he has learned over 10 years of working to re-create functional, native ecosystems. He has learned to nurture the early stages and guide the later stages and to incorporate equally ecological, botanical, and engineering thinking. His topics are relevant to city lots and to quarter sections. They include: waterscapes, snags & boulders, seeding versus planting, timing, slope and aspect, nitrogen fixers, realistic project sizing, and management and monitoring plants.
  • September 12, 2009 (Saturday). - Groves Prairie Day Trip.
    At 4,000 ft. there could still be blooms in this mountain meadow in the Trinity Mountains northeast of Willow Creek in Six Rivers National Forest. We can certainly test our skill at identifying seed pods. We can see if the dry part of the meadow has responded to "rehabilitation," and if the fence is keeping the cattle out. Along the stream should be huge kneeling angelica and water hemlock; in the meadow should be two or three species of yampah and that patch of grape fern. The old growth Douglas-fir grove should have rattlesnake orchids and remains of coralroot and a different woodsorrel. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata). Bring lunch, water, and lots of layers of clothing, including rain gear. We will be at a Forest Service campground with a vault toilet. It's about 2 hours from Arcata. Call Carol Ralph 822-2015 to say you are coming.
  • September 19, 2009 (Saturday), 10-4 p.m. - Fall Native Plant Sale, Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center parking lot 569 South G St., Arcata (5 blocks south of Samoa Blvd.).
    Enjoy the North Country Fair on Arcata Plaza, and then come to the plant sale. What better way to know the charm of local natives than to have them right outside your door? Create some wildlife habitat in your yard. Experienced gardeners will be on hand to help you choose from a wide variety of plants, from ferns to trees. Bring your empty flower pots for re-use. Sunny Loya, 441-9545
  • October 4, 2009 (Sunday), noon-5 pm. - Chapter Picnic at Patrick's Point.
    Chapter Picnic at Patrick's Point. Bishop Pine Picnic Area is central to good walks in this beautiful and rich state park. Members, prospective members, their friends and relations are invited to share good food and good company. We have proven this is an enjoyable event even in damp weather. Fire ready for BBQ at 1; eat 1-2:30. Then walk to Wedding Rock to see 4 species of plantains, to Ceremonial Rock to see the grape fern, or to a beach. Bring your own item to BBQ, your own beverage and eating gear, and a dish to share. Information or suggestions: Carol 822-2015.
  • October 14, 2009 (Wednesday). - "The Rare and Beautiful flora of Death Valley National Park" - evening program, Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. Refreshments at 7 pm with program starting at 7:30 pm.
    Dana York will take the audience on a botanical exploration of the largest national park outside Alaska. The park's botanical diversity is attributed to the numerous plant communities found at elevations ranging from 282 feet below sea level to 11,049 feet, the extraordinary geology, and the climate. There will be photographs of park endemics and other special botanical gems that are sure to please. In his 5 years as park botanist, Dana found many new populations of CNPS listed species and a previously unknown plant in the Last Chance Range. You don't need a hat or sunscreen, but be prepared for a desert journey.
  • October 24, 2009 (Saturday), 1-3 p.m. - "The Diverse Trees and Shrubs of Azalea State Reserve". Come wander and wonder in the fresh, damp woods with HSU botany student Whitney Meier. Learn many native shrubs and trees, including native azalea, ninebark, California bay, Douglas fir, and Sitka spruce. Many of these shrubs are good candidates for gardens. Be prepared to walk on uneven dirt trails with moderate ups and downs. Take North Bank Rd. off 101 just north of the Mad River; after a little more than one mile turn left on Azalea Dr., and shortly after that left into the parking lot. Rain or shine! 760-484-7278.
  • November 7, 2009 (Saturday) - Ammon Ranch Day hike.
    We've enjoyed it in spring; let's see it in fall! Ammon Ranch is a prairie at 1,800 ft. elevation in Six Rivers National forest on the west side of South Fork Trinity River. We'll explore around the meadow, along the stream, beside the deep pond, in the ephemeral pond, and at the old home site. At this quiet time of year we'll be spotting fruits, berries, capsules, colored leaves, new silhouettes, and maybe green seedlings. If the weather is too wet or threatening for a mountain outing, we'll hike in Arcata Community Forest on some trail we've never been on , 2-4 miles, and look for false azalea or something new. In either case, meet at 9:00 a.m. sharp at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or arrange another place. Bring lunch, water, and rain gear. Call Carol 822-2015 to learn the final plan.
  • November 11, 2009 (Wednesday). - "Just What is a Rare Plant Anyway?!" - evening program, Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. Refreshments at 7 pm with program starting at 7:30 pm.
    Department of Fish and Game botanist Tony LaBanca will provide the answer to this question and many more, as he discusses what's behind the mystique of rare plants, reviews some select rare plants of the North Coast, how they are listed and ranked, and the important conservation implications of their rankings.
  • December 9, 2009 (Wednesday). - "Native Plant Show and Tell" - evening program, Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road near 7th and Union. Refreshments at 7 pm with program starting at 7:30 pm.
    An informal evening for anyone to share photos, artifacts, reading, or food related to native plants and their habitat. Tell Ron Johnson (677-0147; bethreninet.com) what you want to share. Participants and their topics include chemist Bill Wood on banana slugs' relationship to plants, rare plant botanist Dave Imper on serpentine beauties of Ring Mountain (Tiburon), landscaper and poet Donna Wildearth on treats of Forest Highway 1, planner Stephanie Klein on some aspect of invasive weeds, and photographer, art historian Ron Johnson with some stunning plant images.
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