Native Plants for Northern SLO County Gardens

Atascadero Library 6555 Capistrano Avenue, Atascadero, CA, United States

Zach Tanner will discuss California native plants suitable for gardens in the northern interior parts of San Luis Obispo County. He will highlight native plants species that do well in gardens "over the grade" and will also discuss basic approaches to selecting and growing native plants for your garden. Atascadero Library, Polin Community Room.

Manzanita Hike #4 Montaña de Oro State Park

Coon Creek parking, Montana de Oro State Park 7457+66C, Baywood-Los Osos, CA, United States

NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION of this hike to Montaña de Oro State Park. We will hike the Rattlesnake Trail to observe the local endemic Pecho manzanita (Arctostaphylos pechoensis) then complete a loop on the Coon Creek Trail to see the unique riparian woodland as well as the brittle leaf manzanita (A. crustacea). This hike is […]

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California Native Plants for Gardens in North SLO County

Atascadero Library 6555 Capistrano Avenue, Atascadero, CA, United States

Join us at the Atascadero Public Library for a presentation on California native plants recommended for the unique climate and soils in the northern interior sections of San Luis Obispo County. Zach Tanner and Bill Waycott with CNPS-SLO and the Atascadero Land Preservation Society will share how to select and grow these plants in your […]

CANCELLED-CNPS 2023 Picnic

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

DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE PICNIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Registration fees will be returned.  If you sent a check, it will be voided and not deposited.  If you paid by credit card, you will receive a PayPal refund. Contact David Krause for refund questions.  dkincmbria@aol.com (805) 459-9007 The 2023 SLO Chapter CNPS annual banquet will […]

NO April 6 General Membership Meeting

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

Coreopsis Hill Hike

Coreopsis Hill 2763 Oso Flaco Road, Arroyo Grande, CA, United States

A casual hike to the top of Coreopsis Hill in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes.Total distance is 3 miles with an elevation gain of 300 ft. and the last portion is walking on sand dunes. The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes/Point Sal Coastal Area contains the largest, relatively undisturbed coastal dune tract in California and was designated a National Natural […]

Spring Plant Sale

Pacific Beach High School 11950 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

A huge selection of native plants will be available for our Spring Plant Sale. You can preorder on our website here from Thursday March 16 through Thursday March 30 and pick them up on the plant sale date of Saturday April 1 at the Pacific Beach High School parking lot near Target in the City […]

Shell Creek and Highway 58 Wildflower Tour

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

Tour several spring wildflower locations along Highway 58 with a final destination of Shell Creek east of Santa Margarita. Dirk Walters will be our tour guide with assistance from geologist David Chipping, Bring water, lunch, sun protection, sturdy shoes, and dress in layers for the weather. A plant list for Shell Creek can be found […]

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.

New Book Release – Vascular Plants of San Luis Obispo County

Cal Poly Plant Conservatory Village Drive, Cal Poly Campus Building #75, San Luis Obispo, California, United States

After 33 years, the Vascular Plants of San Luis Obispo County has been revised by retired Cal Poly professor David Keil. Join Pacific Street Publishing Company and Dr. Keil in this book release and get your own signed copies. Field trips are scheduled to celebrate this momentous event and practice new information and taxonomic changes. The Vascular […]

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 […]

15th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show

Cambria Veterans Memorial Building 1000 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428, Cambria, CA, United States

Hundreds of bouquets of local wildflowers will return for the 15th Annual Cambria Wildflower Show on Saturday, April 29th from noon to 5pm and Sunday, April 30 from 10am to 4 pm. After a 3-year break caused by the Covid pandemic, the Friends of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve are happy to bring this spring festival back […]

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 […]

Sudden Oak Death Blitz

San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture - City of San Luis Obispo 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Save the extended weekend of May 5 through 8 for this citizen science event to detect the presence of Sudden Oak Death in San Luis Obispo County. Sudden Oak Death […]

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 […]