2017 Chapter Meetings

 

Chapter Meeting – 13 November, 2017

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.

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Chapter Meeting – 9 October, 2017

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.

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Chapter Meeting: 12 June, 2017

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. 

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Chapter Meeting: 10 April, 2017

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.

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Chapter Meeting: 13 March, 2017

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.

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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.