Carrizo Plain and Backroads of Eastern SLO County

Santa Margarita Park and Ride Lot 99MC+7Q, Atascadero, CA, United States

UPDATE: The April 15th field trip will focus on Elkhorn Road, as well as a side trip up Hurricane Road to the top of the ridge. VEHICLES WITH HIGH CLEARANCE AND CARPOOLING ARE REQUIRED. Questions to Bill Waycott at contact info below. Two separate Saturdays (April 15 and April 22) to tour the spring wildflowers […]

Carrizo Plain Tour #2

Santa Margarita Park and Ride Lot 99MC+7Q, Atascadero, CA, United States

UPDATE: The April 22nd field trip will focus on Caliente Ridge Road and may include other roads on the west side of the valley. VEHICLES WITH HIGH CLEARANCE (>9") AND CARPOOLING ARE REQUIRED. Questions to Bill Waycott at contact info below. Two separate Saturdays (April 15 and April 22) to tour the spring wildflowers of […]

Junge Ranch Hike

Join David Chipping on a field trip along the ocean bluffs of the Junge Ranch addition to Hearst San Simeon State Park featuring spring wildflowers in open grasslands above coastal cliffs and tide pools. Meet at 9:15 am at the north end of the property (see directions below). The hike on the coastal bluffs will be […]

Santa Rita Ranch Hike – NEW DATE

Santa Rita Ranch

RESCHEDULED DATE May 13th, 2023, Saturday, 10:00 am, Santa Rita Ranch, located near the intersection of Old Creek Rd. and Hwy 46, west of Templeton, CA. Meet at the ranch at 10:00 […]

Plant Identification in the Field

Laguna Lake Park 504 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

Local botanists Kristen Nelson and Dena Grossenbacher will lead a field workshop to help biologists improve their plant keying skills. Participants will key plants in serpentine meadows at Laguna Lake […]

$35.00

Reservoir Canyon Hike

Reservoir Canyon Trailhead Parking Area 79RC+FX, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

May 21st, 2023, Sunday/Domingo, 9:00 am, Reservoir Canyon, City of San Luis Obispo, Ranger led hike – Bilingual/bilingüe Join the City of San Luis Obispo Rangers and CNPS for a […]

Birds and Blossoms Field Trip

El Moro Elfin Forest 85MC+FX, Baywood-Los Osos, California

Learn bird calls and plants of the El Moro Elfin Forest in the town of Los Osos. This park on the south end of Morro Bay supports more than 200 […]

Pismo Preserve Bilingual Hike

Pismo Preserve 582W+HJ Pismo Beach, California, Pismo Beach, CA, United States

Enjoy a native plant walk at the Pismo Preserve in English and Spanish on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 9am led by the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the California […]

Fort Ord Manzanita Field Trip

Fort Ord National Monument - Gigling Road & 8th Avenue J6V7+F2, Seaside, CA, United States

This fifth field trip in our manzanita series will occur in Monterey County at Fort Ord National Monument in partnership with the Monterey Bay CNPS Chapter. Called "Manzanita Heaven" by […]

Pismo Preserve Bilingual Hike #2

Pismo Preserve 582W+HJ Pismo Beach, California, Pismo Beach, CA, United States

Enjoy a native plant walk at the Pismo Preserve in English and Spanish on Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 3pm led by the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the California […]

Chapter Potluck Picnic

Atascadero Lake Park - BBQ Area #1 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA, United States

We are ending the summer with a gathering of CNPS San Luis Obispo friends. Join us on Sunday afternoon September 17 at 4:00 pm at Atascadero Lake Park BBQ Area […]

Morro Manzanita Field Trip

Broderson Trailhead Highland Drive and Broderson Avenue, Los Osos, CA, United States

Join us at the corner of Highland Drive and Broderson Avenue in Los Osos (35.308747, -120.843166) for a walk through the unique maritime chaparral community where the local endemic Morro […]

Bishop Manzanita Hike

West Cuesta - TV Tower Road 89WC+V2, Santa Margarita, CA

Manzanita Field Trip #7, West Cuesta Ridge, San Luis Obispo, CA. Meet at the start of the paved road (TV Tower Road) off Hwy US 101 at the top of […]

Santa Rita Creek Road Bike Ride – NEW DATE ON SUNDAY

Vineyard Dog Park 1010 Semillon Ln,, CA 93465, Templeton, CA, United States

DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19 DUE TO RAIN ON ORIGINAL SATURDAY - SAME START TIME AND LOCATION. Come join us for a bicycle ride along beautiful Santa […]

Las Pilitas Nursery Tour – FULL

Las Pilitas Nursery 3232 Las Pilitas Rd, Santa Margarita, CA, United States

THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL but you can visit Las Pilitas Nursery during their regular public hours. Join the Los Osos Valley Garden Club, Master Gardeners of San Luis Obispo, and […]

Manzanita Hike #8 Los Osos

Bayview Heights Drive and Bay Vista Lane, Los Osos Bayview Heights Drive and Bay Vista Lane, Los Osos, CA, United States

This eighth manzanita hike with our chapter will look at two manzanita subspecies in detail in the maritime chaparral of Los Osos. If you have ever wondered how lines are […]

Fiscalini Mushroom Walk

Fiscalini Ranch - Tipton and Warren entrance Tipton Street and Warren Road, Cambria, CA, United States

WEATHER UPDATE: this hike is rain or shine. Hike leaders will meet at the Tipton Street trailhead and will only decide to cancel if heavy rains are occurring at that […]

Family Sketch Hike at Three Bridges Oak Preserve

Three Bridges Oak Preserve 9930 Carmelita Ave, Atascadero, CA, United States

Native Plants in Winter - Family Sketch Hike at Three Bridges Oak Preserve - Winter is not just bare sticks in the woods, but fallen leaves (some are huge!), nuts […]

Manzanita Hike #9 Santa Margarita Lake

Santa Margarita Lake - Blinn Ranch Trailhead 8H8J+CV, Santa Margarita, CA, United States

Join us to study the manzanitas that are adapted to the interior areas of San Luis Obispo County: big berry manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca) and Eastwood‘s manzanita (A. glandulosa). Meet at […]

Winter Bike Outing on the North Coast

Washburn Day Use Area, Hearst San Simeon State Park HVVG+R8, Cambria, CA, United States

Join us for a bicycle road ride along San Simeon Creek Road.  This will be an out and back ride of about 2 hours, approximately 12 miles on a paved […]