Yosemite’s Alpine Plants in a Changing Climate

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

For the February general membership meeting, Cal Poly student Rachel Friesen will describe changes in alpine plant communities in Yosemite National Park over a 30-year period, special alpine plant adaptations, […]

No April General Membership Meeting

There will be no April General Membership Meeting for the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the California Native Plant Society due to many other chapter activities this month.

May 4 General Membership Meeting – Collinsia

SLO Veterans Memorial Building 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California

The speaker at our May 4, 2023 general membership meeting will be Dr. Scott Armbruster speaking on Mysteries in the California Wildflower Genus Collinsia, the Blue-eyed Marys. Scott Armbruster is a renowned 'boots on the ground' evolutionary biologist, and has been studying how flower size in the Collinsias is influenced by their native bee pollinators. Scott […]

June Membership Meeting – David Keil & New SLO Flora

SLO Veterans Memorial Building 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California

At our Thursday, June 1, 2023 general membership meeting, Dr. David Keil will introduce the newly published second edition of the Vascular Plants of San Luis Obispo County. Dr. Keil is the author of this second edition which was originally published in 1970 by fellow Cal Poly professor Robert F. Hoover. The much updated second edition features […]

October 5 General Membership Meeting – Rare Plants

SLO Veterans Memorial Building 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California

The October membership program is packed with several events: 6 pm Keying Workshop and Seed Exchange, 7 pm Social Gathering, 730 pm Chapter Business & Speaker. Bring a hand lens and headlamp to keying workshop to help see small details on willows in the darker interior of the Vets Hall. Kristen Nelson CNPS Rare Plant Program Turning Priorities […]

November General Membership Meeting

SLO Veterans Memorial Building 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California

CNPS Vegetation Program: Documenting and Describing Sensitive Natural Communities in San Luis Obispo County and Beyond  At our November membership meeting, CNPS Vegetation Ecologist and Program Manager Mark Bibbo will discuss recent statewide activities of the CNPS Vegetation Program, including vegetation classification and mapping projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coastal California. […]

December General Membership Meeting – Pollinator Gardens

SLO Veterans Memorial Building 801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California

At our December membership meeting, Katharina Ullmann will talk about Encouraging Native Pollinators in Your Garden and Beyond. Also at this meeting, members are encouraged to bring their favorite dessert item to share, and chapter officers for 2024 will be elected. Pollinators are essential to life as we know it - they bring beauty and […]