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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]