California Native Plant Society
Sacramento Valley Chapter
We are starting to schedule field trips for the coming year. Please look for detailed information on this site.
Please sign up for trips at chapter meetings or let Pam Kirkbride, or the trip leader, know you are joining us so we can know how many plan to attend. If a trip is cancelled, this way we can notify you also!
or call 916-687-8134 (evenings).
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS
Notice the change of date!
Nevada City Independence Trail Lichen Hike
Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 10am - 2 pm
Leader: Pam Kirkbride
Come out to look at lichens along the Yuba River near Nevada
City. We will first examine lichens in a moist, north-facing habitat. Many lichens here grow on the ground among mosses. We will also see some lichens on the trees. Then we will drive across the river to
a hot, dry slope near a picnic area where we will have lunch. Pam will discuss various aspects of lichens and point out the different species we find. You will able to observe the lichens close-up through a dissecting scope that will be set up along the trail.
This field trip is being coordinated with the Redbud Chapter of CNPS. Bring lunch, water, boots, magnifier loops, and dress for winter weather, as appropriate. Call Pam at 916-687-8134 for more information and directions to the trailhead. (Peltigera venosa shown)
Calypso Orchid Hunt at Mount Tamalpais
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 10 am - 2 pm
Leader: Raymond Prothero
Join local orchid expert for a trip to Rock Springs at Mt. Tamalpais!
Table Mountain Hike - An annual favorite!
Date: Saturday March 29th 10 am until 2-4 pm
Leader - Pam Kirkbride and other CNPS Folks