Workshop: Survey of a Rare Plant Habitat

Workshop: Survey of a Rare Plant Habitat

If you have an interest in collecting data at a rare plant habitat site, please join plant biologists Melissa Mooney and Bill Waycott for this workshop.

San Luis Obispo County is home to many rare plant habitats, most of which have not been surveyed in many years. We will work in teams to identify and record the dominant plant species within a 60-foot radius from a predetermined GPS point. We plan to survey other rare plant habitats in the county over the next two years. This data will be forwarded to the state office for inclusion in the Manual of California Vegetation.

Please meet at the corner of Highland Drive and Broderson Ave. in Los Osos. Bring a clipboard, sharpened pencil with a good eraser, a phone or device that reads GPS locations (if available), along with a hat, water, and snacks.

For more information, contact Melissa at (805) 459-8099, mjmoon@charter.net.

Workshop: Backpacking 201

Workshop: Backpacking 201

This is an opportunity to meet hikers who have spent time on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail).

Join backpackers Bill and Diana Waycott, Jacqui Stone, and Timothy Kershaw of the Sierra Club and the California Native Plant Society for this workshop. They will bring their equipment to illustrate what essentials are needed for a backpacking trip, how to lighten one’s load before you get out on the trip, and discuss an assortment of food options to consider.

Meet at the SLO Vet’s Hall, 801 Grand Ave. Bring questions and equipment, if you think it needs a critique.

For more information, contact Bill at (805) 459-2103, bill.waycott@gmail.com.

Spring Garden Tour & Plant Exchange with Expo

Spring Garden Tour & Plant Exchange with Expo

June 3, 2017

Ramona Garden Park Center
993 Ramona Avenue, Grover Beach
Self-Guided Garden Tour from 1:00-4:00

The Plant Exchange is an opportunity for people to bring plants from their gardens and swap them out for something new from someone else’s garden, and we would love to have you participate with that as well. We have some people that bring several plants and others that bring just one, and the City usually contributes some plants as well as small containers and soil for re-potting.

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CNPS will host a booth at this event. If you would like participation and talk California native plants in the garden please contact Mardi Niles at mlniles@sbcglobal.net.

If you have California native plants that you would like to donate to the exchange please come and bring your plants.

12th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show

12th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show

Saturday April 29 12:00-5:00  and Sunday April 30 10:00-4:00

  • Hundreds of freshly picked Central Coast wildflowers and other flora will be presented and described
  • Edible, Medicinal, Rare, Invasive and Poisonous plants will be identified
  • Botanists will be on hand for your questions
  • Treats available from the Wildflower Café
  • T-shirts, books, and more for sale

Admission is free for students, otherwise it’s a $3 donation to this worthy cause.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve 805-927-2856

Of special interest will be the “Fire-Following Flowers” the first to bloom out of the Chimney fire

12th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show

12th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show

Saturday April 29 12:00-5:00  and Sunday April 30 10:00-4:00

  • Hundreds of freshly picked Central Coast wildflowers and other flora will be presented and described
  • Edible, Medicinal, Rare, Invasive and Poisonous plants will be identified
  • Botanists will be on hand for your questions
  • Treats available from the Wildflower Café
  • T-shirts, books, and more for sale

Admission is free for students, otherwise it’s a $3 donation to this worthy cause.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve 805-927-2856

Of special interest will be the “Fire-Following Flowers” the first to bloom out of the Chimney fire

Workshop: Identifying Invasive Oak Pests and Diseases in San Luis Obispo County

April 20, 2017 @ Atascadero Library 6555 Capistrano Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422
**FREE Workshop & DPR CEU’s are applied for**
Agenda:
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Check-In
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Welcome and Introductions Lauren Brown, California Native Plant Society, San Luis Obispo County
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Goldspotted Oak Borer: Life Cycle, Identification and Management Speaker: Kevin Turner and Kim Corella, Cal Fire
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Identification, Impact and Management of Shot Hole Borer Speaker: Akif Eskalen, University of California, Riverside
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Sudden Oak Death: Identification and Management Speaker: Kerri Frangioso, University of California, Davis
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Questions for speakers

Nipomo Native Garden Spring Garden Tour

Nipomo Native Garden Spring Garden Tour offers a delightful afternoon of garden tours, talks, and a children’s program

Talks

1:30 Controlling Gophers in the Garden – Gopher biology, habits, hearsay

2:00 Using Drought Tolerant Native Plants in the Garden

3:00 Controlling Gophers again – a popular subject

Children’s Garden Program

Puppet making: All the fixings available to make your own puppet

Flower Pounding: Kids can make a lovely bookmark to take home

Kids can also enjoy the regular activities available in the Children’s Garden:- the sandbox, the wishing tree, hopscotch, and looking for insects and other critters in the Bug House.

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