California Native Plant Society
Sacramento Valley Chapter
A big "Thank you" to all our field trip leaders for 2013. We ended the wildflower season with a trip to Grass Lake (pictured here) in the high Sierra. Our trips were well-attended overall, and those that came out to ramble through our diverse habitats were introduced to some fascinating places, lots of wildflowers and other native plants, and shared good company with kindred spirits. I know that I had a lot of fun and appreciate your interest.
If you have ideas for fall or winter trips, please contact me at
or call 916-687-8134. There are many things to see in the winter, such as galls, lichens, mosses etc. If you have expertise in any of these areas and would be willing to put a trip together, please contact me.
I also want to let you know that I will be teaching a "Lichens for Beginners" class at UCD January 11th. This will be a fund-raiser for our Chapter and UCD. We will look at over 20 types of lichens and take a field trip in the afternoon. We will provide microscopes and chemicals for color reaction ID. Don't miss this opportunity. Class is limited to 24 students. If you are interested in signing up, please conact me - Pam Kirkbride 916-687-8134.
2013 FIELD TRIP PHOTO ALBUM
Read articles about some of our field trips this year:
Howard Ranch Hike - April 2013
Priarie City OHV Vernal Pools - April 2013
Lava Caps - May 2013
Grass Lake - 2013
Grass Lake links:
· Wildflowers of Grass Lake (Burke 1987)
· Establishment Record for Grass Lake Research Natural Area (Berg 1991)
· The Grass Lake RNA Technical Report Chapter
· Three Years of Vegetation Monitoring at Grass Lake (Gross et al. 2010)