Chapter Meeting Archive

Chapter Meeting – 9 January 2023

Chapter Meeting – 9 January 2023

Monarchs Make Their Home in Marin Again
by Ole Schell (Founder of the Bolinas Monarch Sanctuary), Audrey Fusco (SPAWN Nursery Manager and Restoration Ecologist), and Mia Monroe (Xerces Society Volunteer)
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Chapter Meeting – 12 December, 2022

Chapter Meeting – 12 December, 2022

Our December meeting is also our official Annual Meeting to elect a slate of officers for the 2023 Marin Chapter Board of Directors. Following the brief business meeting enjoy this month's presentation, “Pinnacles Jewelflower”. We have space on the board and call for...

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Chapter Meeting – 10 April, 2023

“Creating a Bee, Butterfly and Bird Restaurant and Building Community Along the Way” Guest Speaker: Jennifer Dirking, Wildflower Ambassador Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Chapter Meeting – 9 January 2023

Monarchs Make Their Home in Marin Again
by Ole Schell (Founder of the Bolinas Monarch Sanctuary), Audrey Fusco (SPAWN Nursery Manager and Restoration Ecologist), and Mia Monroe (Xerces Society Volunteer)

Chapter Meeting – 12 December, 2022

Our December meeting is also our official Annual Meeting to elect a slate of officers for the 2023 Marin Chapter Board of Directors. Following the brief business meeting enjoy this month's presentation, “Pinnacles Jewelflower”. We have space on the board and call for...

Chapter Meeting – 9 March 2020

Winter and Badger

Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change

Nita Winter and Rob Badger take you behind the scenes of their 27-year journey photographing wildflowers throughout California.

Chapter Meeting – 12 November, 2018

California Mushrooms

Guest speaker: Michael Wood

Michael Wood, a California native, is a retired computer consultant by profession, and a mycologist and photographer by obsession.

Chapter Meeting – 8 October, 2018

“Water, Fire, and Mt. Tamalpais”
Guest Speaker: Andrea Williams

The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) is continuing to take action to minimize fire hazards and maximize ecological health on its watershed lands.

Chapter Meeting – 14 May, 2018

Measuring the Health of a Mountain:  Vegetation indicators for ecosystem health of Mt. Tamalpais

Guest Speaker: Andrea Williams

Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County is a biodiversity hotspot, hosting over 1,000 plant taxa in more than 100 recognized communities—as well as the animals and physical processes that maintain this rich landscape.

Chapter Meeting – 11 June, 2018

New Calflora Tools for CNPS Users
Guest Speaker: Cynthia Powell, Calflora Executive Director

Join Calflora’s new Executive Director Cynthia Powell to discuss new Calflora tools for CNPS Calflora users.

Chapter Meeting – 12 March, 2018

Our Pals, the Pollinators

Guest Speaker: Dick O’Donnell

The enjoyment of flowers seems to expand the more we know about the lives of flowering plants.

Chapter Meeting – 12 February, 2018

The California Wildflower Superbloom—                

A Garden Photographer’s View

Guest speaker: Saxon Holt

Saxon Holt has been a professional garden photographer for 30 years, and a CNPS member 35. In recent years he has been seeking to combine these two passions to inspire gardeners to use the diverse palette of native plants.

SaxSaxon Holton Holt

Chapter Meeting – 13 November, 2017

“North American Cercis (Redbud): A Study of Evolution and Adaptation”                          

Guest Speaker: Camille Nowell

For many centuries, Cercis, a genus of attractive woody plants that includes our native western redbud, has been a focus of botanical study and appreciation.

Chapter Meeting – 9 October, 2017

Eelgrass Ecosystems: Understanding Impacts of Climate Change and Human Activities

Guest Speaker – Sarah Lummis

Eelgrass is one of 72 species of seagrass, a group of flowering plants whose ancestors evolved from land back into the ocean.

Chapter Meeting: 12 June, 2017

 

“Citizen Scientists, Conservation Gardening, and Superbloom Photographers: How Will We Save California’s Incredible Flora?”

Guest speaker: Daniel Gluesenkamp

For over 50 years, CNPS has protected our native plants and celebrated California’s wild gardens. 

Chapter Meeting: 8 May, 2017

Photo by Vernon Smith

“Sierra Nevada Plants”

Guest Speaker: Eva Buxton

CNPS Marin Chapter Conservation Chair, Eva Buxton will speak about native plants of the Sierras.

Chapter Meeting: 10 April, 2017

“A Botanical and Horticultural Potpourri”

Guest Speaker: Bart O’Brien

 

Bart O’Brien, the Manager/Director of the Botanic Garden in Tilden Regional Park, will speak about several of his larger ongoing projects as well as some of his more recent distractions.

Chapter Meeting: 13 March, 2017

Ina Coolbrith’s love of California Wildflowers

Guest Speaker: Aleta George

The California poppy was ten years away from being named California’s official state flower when poet Ina Coolbrith wrote “Copa de Oro” in 1893.

Chapter Meeting: 13 February, 2017

Dick O'Donnell

Regrowth and Recovery from the North Bay Fires of 2014 – 2015
Guest Speaker: Dick O’Donnell

Wildfires in Napa and Lake Counties in 2014–2015 destroyed over 150,000 acres of chaparral and woodland. 

Chapter Meeting: 9 January, 2017

Terrence M. Gosliner

CNPS Members’ Photos from 2016 Botanical Adventures

Our January membership meeting program will be a potluck medley of our members best pictures from botanical forays in California and beyond.

Chapter Meeting: 14 November, 2016

Muir Woods—A Close Look at Park Health During NPS Centennial                        

Guest Speaker: Mia Monroe

Muir Woods was set aside as a primeval forest over a
century ago and is now one of the most loved places in California.

Chapter Meeting: 10 October, 2016

 

“Indian Baskets of Northern California and Oregon“  

 Guest Speakers: Ralph and Lisa Shanks

Ralph and Lisa Shanks are Marin CNPS members who have studied Native American basketry for decades. Working in museums across America and in Europe and with skilled native weavers, a major focus of their research is on how California native plants were used in basketry.

Chapter Meeting: 13 June, 2016

“The Floral Riches of Kit Carson Pass“                          Guest Speaker: Ted Kipping                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Carson Pass through the Sierra Nevada Mountains is a
byway not just for humans but for plants and animals as
well.

Chapter Meeting: 9 May 2016

“A Snapshot of Marin’s Fauna”                              Guest Speaker: Jake Kurzweil

It is clear Mt. Tamalpias is a biodiversity hot spot. 

 

Chapter Meeting: 11 April 2016

Bob Stewart

“Interrelationships of Flora and Fauna in Southeast Arizona”                                                     Guest Speaker: Bob Stewart

The extreme southeastern part of Arizona contains a high diversity of plants insects, reptiles and birds.

Chapter Meeting: 14 March 2016

Photo by Kipp McMichael

Calochortus Pursuits: A Spring and Summer in Search of “Beautiful Grass”                      
Guest Speaker:Kipp McMichael

California is home to the lion’s share of species in the genus Calochortus – they grow in every county of the state.

Chapter Meeting: 8 February 2016

Stephen P. Rae

“Looking Down
– Mosses in the California Flora”

Guest Speaker: Stephen P. Rae, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                                    

A journey into the world of mosses with side trips to rocks, tree, streams and fens. Dr Rae will explain how mosses differ from “real” plants and why you should be interested.

Chapter Meeting: 11 January 2016

“2015 Botanical Highlights” of Chapter Members                              

January’s program will feature the botanical trips and activities of several of our chapter members, including a special presentation by Doreen and Vernon Smith: “Plant Safari Expeditions in 2015 on the Lands of the MMWD on Mt. Tamalpais.”

Chapter Meeting: 9 November 2015

“Some Plants from the land of Linnaeus”
Guest Speaker: Eva Buxton

Carl von Linné, the King of Flowers, as he is known in Sweden, is sometimes called the Father of Botany. Linnaeus was convinced that God had created all species and that his own role was to classify plants by putting them in classes based on the number of stamens, and within the classes, in orders based on the number of pistils.

Chapter Meetings: July and Aug. 2015

No Meeting: July and August There will be no membership meetings in July or August; look for notice of a September membership event in the September newsletter.

Chapter Meeting: 13 April 2015

“Pollination Biology”
Guest Speaker: Bob Stewart

Come learn about studies regarding how the shape and color of native plants relates to the plant’s pollinators.

Chapter Meeting: 8 June 2015

William Jackson Hooker (by Thomas Herbert Maguire)

“Fathers and Sons: Famous Families in Western Botanical Pursuits”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Peggy L. Fiedler

Learn about some father-son duos who were famous botanist, including John & William Bartram, William Jackson and Joseph Dalton Hooker, and others. Understand better their roles in Western Botanical Science, Art, and Exploration.

Chapter Meeting: 11 May 2015

Highlights of Cook & Green Pass
Guest Speaker: Ted Kipping

Come join us for an intimate look at this amazing place. The area has a phenomenal concentration of native plant species, with possibly as many as 300 species present.

Chapter Meeting: 12 October 2015

Photo by Ryan O'Dell

“Vertic Clay Soil Endemic Plant Species of the Inner South Coast Ranges”
Guest Speaker: Ryan O’Dell

Learn about some of California’s rich diversity of edaphic (soil-influenced) endemic plant species, including those restricted to physically and chemically extreme substrates. You’ve heard about the challenges of serpentine soil and gypsum-rich soil; come learn about vertic clay soils that present a unique extreme stress to plant growth and some f the plants adapted to this environment.

Chapter Meeting: 10 November 2014

Photo by Vernon Smith

The Tiburon mariposa lily (Calochortus tiburonensis) in a rapidly changing climate:
an ecological and evolutionary perspective
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sarah Swope

Chapter Meeting: May 12, 2014

“Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Update”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Matteo Garbelotto

Hear an overview of the major exotic invasive forest diseases in California including Sudden Oak Death (SOD).

Chapter Meeting: 9 March 2015

Ceanothus
Guest Speaker: Dylan Burge

Marin County is a world center of Ceanothus diversity, with as many as 10 species found within the county. This talk will take a close look at Ceanothus diversity in Marin County and address recent scientific discoveries in the genus.

Chapter Meeting: January 13, 2014

“Restoring habitat for Tiburon jewelflower and Other Rare Species”
guest speakers Eva Buxton & Carissa Brands

This is an opportunity to learn about the work on the Tiburon Peninsula to reinvigorate the population of the Tiburon jewelflower (Streptanthus glandulosus subsp. niger).

Chapter Meetings: 2013

A listing of the presentations at the Marin CNPS Chapter’s meetings in 2013, often with a description and more detail; the most recent meeting is listed first.

Chapter Meetings: 2012

A listing of the presentations at the Marin CNPS Chapter’s meetings in 2012, often with a description and more detail; the most recent meeting is listed first.

Chapter Meetings: 2011

A listing of the presentations at the Marin CNPS Chapter’s meetings in 2011, often with a description and more detail; the most recent meeting is listed first.

Chapter Meetings: 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010 "A Diversity of Lichens" guest speaker Stephen Sharnoff Stephen Sharnoff will present a short, illustrated introduction to lichen biology and natural history, followed by a series of images that show the diversity and beauty of lichens. His...

Chapter Meetings: 2005–2009

A list of the presentations at the Marin CNPS Chapter’s meetings held between 2005 and 2009, often with a description and more detail; the most recent meeting is listed first.

Chapter Meetings: 2000–2004

A list of the presentations at the Marin CNPS Chapter’s meetings held between 2000 and 2004, often with a description and more detail; the most recent meeting is listed first.

Chapter Meetings: 1999

A list of the presentations at the Marin CNPS Chapter’s meetings held in 1999, often with a description and more detail; the most recent meeting is listed first.