California Native Plant Society, Sacramento Valley Chapter
"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
We’d like to welcome everyone to come out and enjoy the outdoors by attending CNPS field trips in our area. As the valley is drying out, we will be taking trips higher into the mountains to find wildflowers. We have knowledgeable trip leaders who are willing to share their expertise as they guide you to special areas that hold a wonderful variety of native species. Most of our remaining trips will be all day adventures and they are worth the effort. Come with us and join the fun! We hope you will be able to take advantage of these opportunities. Please contact the leaders if you plan to attend. They need to know the number of participants. We will also take sign-ups at our monthly meetings.
If you would like to lead a trip, know someone who can lead a trip, or have suggestions about places to visit, please contact Pam Kirkbride at
Butterfly Valley Botanical Area - Saturday June 22nd
Join David Popp, and several other knowledgeable guides, to wander through this interesting area. Butterfly Valley was designated a protected botanical area in 1976 due to its abundance and diversity of plant life. It is located just north of Quincy, in Plumas County, and is home to the rare carnivorous plant Darlingtonia californica. The unique plant community also includes other carnivorous plants, species of native orchids and tiger lilies including Lilium washingtonianum and Lilium parvum, many species of native California ferns, and other California native plants. For more information, please check the website or Contact David at
Call Pam Kirkbride 916-687-8134 to arrange carpools.
MORE TRIPS TO COME ! SAVE THE DATES!
Carson Pass Wildflowers and Butterflies - Saturday July 13th *Date subject to change*
Grass Lake - Saturday August 3rd*Date subject to change*
FIELD TRIP PHOTO ALBUM
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