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The Redbud Chapter of CNPS
 

The Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society welcomes all native-plant lovers in Nevada and Placer counties. We are dedicated to exploring, educating, researching, and writing about the diversity and beauty of our native flora. We:
  • Lead field trips to stunning foothill and mountain wildflower displays.
  • Offer 100s of locally adapted, hand-picked native plants at our fall sale.
  • Advocate for native flora and organize conservation projects.
  • Meet up to propagate plants and learn ethnobotany first-hand.
  • Publish two books on over 700 local wildflowers, trees and shrubs.
Together, we explore and restore nature, and find new friends!
 
 

 
Announcing Upcoming Redbud Chapter Events!


 
The Redbud Chapter
"Passionate about (Native) Plants”
Lecture Series
Time for all events is 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m.
 


 
Wednesday, April 24 Charles Dailey, Sierra College Faculty Emeritus
"Of All the Gall!"
Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City
Oaks, wasps and galls of the world, especially those in California. How and why do insects cause plants to produce unusual species-specific growths? What benefits and problems do they bring? Why don't some of these insects look like either their parents or their children? What do scientists still have to learn about them? Weird wasps!
 


 
Wednesday, June 26 Chris Paulus, Calfire Battalion Chief, Ret.
"Maintaining a Fire-safe Home within a Fire Adapted Native Plant Ecosystem"
Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City
 
California’s ecosystems have been shaped by fire for millennia, but development has led to increasing fire danger to homes located in the wildland-urban interface. Recent devastating fires have caused some to remove all or most vegetation around their homes, reducing property values, privacy, and quality of life. Such strategies impair wildland biodiversity, eliminate carbon sequestration and rainwater infiltration functions of native plant ecosystems, and cause habitat loss for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Understanding the fire adaptive ecosystem will help you keep a healthy environment and reduce fuels while retaining the natural beauty native plant communities.
 
 


 
Wednesday, July 24,
Matt Forister, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno "Insect and Plant Life-Cycle Disruption from Climate Change and Other Factors"
Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., Colfax
 

 
Wednesday, August 28
Julie Carville, Author, Botanist, Photographer
“Tahoe’s Spectacular Wildflower Trails"
Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City
Join us for a photo presentation by Julie Carville. Her book, Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails, takes the reader on an amazing wildflower adventure along Tahoe's trails, with stories about the flowers, pollinators, animals, and Native American plant uses. Julie also wrote Lingering in Tahoe’s Wild Gardens and Hiking Tahoe's Wildflower Trails, and co-authored two Redbud books on Wildflowers and Trees andrubs of Nevada andacer Counties.
 

 
Wednesday, September 25 Nancy Gilbert, Redbud Horticulture Chair
"Jewels of the Garden California Native Bulbs, Corms, and Rhizomes"
Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City
California is blessed with one of the world’s largest and most diverse array of bulb species. This talk will focus on our local region’s native bulbs, corms and rhizomes, as well as very garden-worthy ones from other areas of California. The presentation will explain and illustrate various types of geophytes and their strategies for survival, how to successfully garden with our native bulbs, and their ethnobotanical and ecological importance. The show includes a native bulb bloom calendar, with spectacular photos.
 


 
Wednesday, October 23 Gregg McKenzie
"The Importance of Local Conservation Plans: The Placer County Conservation Plan"
Placer County Library, 350 Nevada St., Auburn
 
 




Other Events of Interest


2019 Family Nature Hikes at the Placer Nature Center:
 
Saturday, March 23 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wildflowers -- Spring's Wonders
With Spring comes new life, sun and flowers. Join Docent Linda on a wildflower seek and find hike on the PNC nature trail.  
Approximately 1 hour, fun for the whole family. Dress in layers.  
Free. Donations accepted.
 


 
Saturday, April 27 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Bugs -- Why Do We Need Them?
Bugs, beetles and other creepy crawlies are all a part of our outdoor cycle of life. Join Docent Linda on a hike on the PNC nature trail and discover that these little creatures are the foundation of the food web.  
Approximately 1 hour, fun for whole family. Dress in layers  
Free. Donations accepted
 


 
Saturday, May 18 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Birds - Music Makers ofthe Woods
Did you ever hear a bird and wonder what kind she is? Many birds call the Placer Nature Center home. Join Docent Linda on a hike on the PNC nature trail and identify the sounds in the trees.  
Approximately 1 hour, fun for whole family. Dress in layers  
Free. Donations accepted
 


   

Books by Redbud Chapter – CNPS

Wildflowers, 2d Ed.
New!

Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California 2nd Edition (2017)    $29.95

Member discount if purchased directly from Redbud Chapter

See article “Book on Placer and Nevada County Wildflowers Gets Update,” Auburn Journal, May 30, 2017.

 

Trees and Shrubs

 

Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties, California (2014)   $34.95

 

Member discount if purchased directly from Redbud Chapter

 

 

 

Get more information about Wildflowers or Trees and Shrubs, or
a list of 
regional booksellers and other locations selling Wildflowers.


 


Redbud Member Discounts

Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties:  $25.50
Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties: $29.75

To purchase at the member price, contact:

Julie Becker 530-265-8197, jbecker@infostations.com or
Jeanne Wilson 530-570-8009, treasurer@redbud-cnps.org



Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails

 

See these

      Books by Redbud Members:

      (Julie Carville, Karen Weise, Alicia Funk, and Carolyn Singer)