CNPS Happenings Dec 2014/Jan 2015

December, 2014

 

 

Beginners and experts, non-members and members are all welcome at our programs and on our outings.  Almost all of our events are free.  All of our events are made possible by volunteer effort.

Evening Programs

Second Wednesday evening, September through May.  Refreshments at 7 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m. at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, near 7th and Union, Arcata.

Botanical FAQ’s: At 7:15 p.m. Pete Haggard or another presenter will share a brief, hands-on demonstration and discussion of some botanical topic.

December 10th, 2014—Native Plant Show and Tell.  Join us for an informal evening sharing photos, artifacts, readings, or food relating to native plants and their habitats. Short presentations will include Stephanie Klein sharing rare plant discoveries at work, Michael Kauffmann exploring Nevada’s Pine Forest Range as well as Jane Cipra and Donna Wildearth sharing summer adventures. Test your native plant knowledge in the “Carol & Jenny’s Winter Plant Challenge”—where you will be challenged to match the plant skeleton with the photo of the blooming plant. More coming soon!  Check our website.

January 14th, 2015—Delving into the Cryptic Lives of Gall Wasps with Dr. John DeMartini. Wasps of the family Cynipidae form galls on a variety of plants, particularly Rosaceae (rose) and Fagaceae (oaks) in northern California. Presentation will illustrate the interesting natural history of the wasp’s relationship to native plants by illustrating life cycles, galls sites, and predatory interactions.