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The Redbud Chapter of CNPS
The Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society welcomes all native-plant lovers in Nevada and Placer counties. We are dedicated to exploring, educating, researching, and writing about the diversity and beauty of our native flora. We:
Together, we explore and restore nature, and find new friends!
Announcing Upcoming Redbud Chapter Events!
Bear River Field Trip
Date and Time:
Sunday, April 2, 2017Location:
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Placer County Bear River Park and Campground,
2500 Campground Road, Colfax, CA 95713
at the Day Use area, which is the first parking
Learn the plants, vegetation communities, wildlife and their habitats, and riparian ecology at a site along the Bear River that is within the proposed Centennial Reservoir inundation zone.
At the Park’s average elevation of 1,800 feet exists a diversity of plant life, from willows and alders at the river’s edge, to towering ponderosa pines and Douglas firs along the hiking trails.
It’s a bit early in the season to confirm the rare Brandegee’s clarkia or Humboldt’s lily in flower, but we will visit their potential habitat, and may see their leaves. We will search for Cantelow’s lewesia leaves on rock crevasses.
We will definitely see flowering bleeding hearts, hound’s tongue and trillium, as well as sedum, giant chain fern, and blue elderberry large enough to host the federally threatened valley elderberry beetle.
Drinking water is not available at the Park, so bring your own water.
For questions, email Denise at clearcreeknatives [at] gmail.com.
From Grass Valley/Nevada City, take 174 South to Hwy 80 West.
From Hwy 80, take the West Weimar Crossroads exit. Go North 1.5 miles. Turn right on Placer Hills Road to Plum Tree Road (2.5 mi.). Turn left on Plum Tree Road to Park/Campground.
Brandegee’s Clarkia, Clarkia biloba ssp. brandegeeae. Photo by Dean Wm. Taylor, © 2005.
Come to Redbud’s 1st Spring Meet-up!
Spring Is Here!
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City
All are welcome, whatever your level of experience. Bring your questions and observations, and explore solutions and suggestions with Redbud CNPS experienced gardeners and fellow members. We’ll provide handouts, free seeds, and light refreshments.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested in other topics? Should we schedule additional Meet-ups for Spring? Please let us know when you email your RSVP.
Other Spring Events of Interest
Spring 2017 California Naturalist Course
Sierra Streams Institute is offering a course that allows you to become a certified California Naturalist. The course starts March 8, 2017. Earlybird registration fee if you sign up before February 1. For more information see Naturalist Class, email email@example.com, or call 530-265-6090 ext. 207.