Upcoming Field Trips

Please 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 invite your friends.
  • Beginning plant enthusiasts are 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. Field Trips may have links to CNPS Plant Lists of the area.
  • For logistics we allow a maximum of 20 participants on each field trip, less if appropriate.
  • Please contact hike leaders with any questions about individual hikes.

Signups and Waivers

  • Please sign up for any field trips on our Meetup site. Each field trip description should have a link to its Meetup event.
  • CNPS has an online system for liability waivers. Please digitally “sign” our Marin Chapter CNPS Waiver just once in 2024.

 

 

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Archive of Field Trip Reports

Archive of Field Trip Announcements

San Bruno Mountain: Ericaceae on Kamchatka Point

San Bruno Mountain: Ericaceae on Kamchatka Point

Terrence Gosliner

San Bruno Mountain: Ericaceae on Kamchatka Point and Other Things

Date: Saturday, October 15,  10am to 1pm
Leader: Doug Allshouse

The Heather family is well represented on San Bruno Mountain with twelve taxa, and five are endemics.

Carson Ridge Serpentine Flora

Carson Ridge Serpentine Flora

Vernon Smith

Carson Ridge Serpentine Flora
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – 9 am to 1 pm
Field Trip Leader: Sherry Adams

Serpentine is less than 2% of the land area of California but accounts for about 15% of the rare plants.

Wildflowers of Ring Mountain Preserve

Wildflowers of Ring Mountain Preserve

Wildflowers of Ring Mountain Preserve
June 5, 2022 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Sunday
Leader: Kristin Jakob 

This annual outing showcases several of this Marin County Open Space Preserve’s rare plants, including the Tiburon mariposa lily (Calochortus tiburonensis).

Kent Pump Road

Kent Pump Road

Kent Pump Road

Sunday May 8, 2022      10 am to 1 pm
Field trip leader: Marin botanist David Greenberger

Kent Pump Road offers a beautiful, gentle, and biodiverse hike through the Lagunitas Creek Watershed and the upper reaches of Kent Lake.

Old Stage Road to West Point Inn

Old Stage Road to West Point Inn

Terrence Gosliner

Old Stage Road to West Point Inn
Saturday May 21, 2022      10 am to 3 pm
Field Trip Leader: Terry Gosliner

The Old Stage Road passes through mixed evergreen forest into a chaparral area that alternates between serpentine rock and greywacke sandstone with sharp contrast between the different rock and soil types.