Upcoming Field Trips

You are welcome to join the Marin chapter of the California Native Plant Society on hikes to see seasonal native plants in the field. All hikes are free and open to the public, so please invite your friends. Beginning plant enthusiasts welcome on all hikes.

Come prepared for any type of weather or conditions, dress in layers, have non-slip footwear, and bring rain/wind protection just in case. Although it may be sunny and warm when you leave home, the weather could be cold and foggy when we reach our destination.

Bring lunch and plenty of water, binoculars and/or hand lenses, and your favorite field guides.

Please contact hike leaders with any questions about individual hikes.

Field Trip Guidelines

With COVID 19 thankfully receding, we can now allow 20 participants on each field trip. Additionally, state CNPS has instituted an online system for liability waivers, which is very easy to use.

 

Please sign up for any field trips you wish to attend by emailing Susan Schlosser. Susan will send you a link to the waiver. 
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Archive of Field Trip Reports

Turtleback Trail, China Camp State Park

Turtleback Trail, China Camp State Park

Susan Schlosser

Turtleback Trail, China Camp State Park

Marin CNPS Field Trip, Sunday November 14, 2021

On a foggy and cold morning, we started our field trip at the Turtleback Trailhead in China Camp State Park. Ann and Woody Elliot lead the way.

Archive of Field Trip Announcements

South Slopes of Mt. Burdell – serpentine and grasslands

South Slopes of Mt. Burdell – serpentine and grasslands

Susan Schlosser

South Slopes of Mt. Burdell – early wildflowers of serpentine and grasslands
Saturday, February 25, 2023    10 am to 2 pm
Field trip leader – Susan Schlosser

Most years there are many early-blooming wildflowers such as little stick-seed (Blennosperma nanum var. nanum), star-lily (Toxicoscordion fremontii) and  fragrant fritillary (Fritillaria liliacea).