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 &
mountain wildflower displays.
- Offer 100s of locally adapted,
plants at our fall sale.
for native flora and organize conservation
up to propagate plants and learn ethnobotany
two books on over 700 local wildflowers,
trees and shrubs.
we explore and restore nature, and find new friends!
The Wonders of Fall: How and Why Native Flora Display So Splendidly
Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Placer County Library, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn CA 95603
(A brief Redbud Chapter membership meeting will take place at 6:30 before the presentation.)
Fall is in the air, and leaves have started to turn. Have you ever wondered why they turn color? And why those colors?
find the answers to these questions, and see gorgeous photographs of
our local trees in autumnal splendor at a free public lecture sponsored
by the California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter. Meet in the
Beecher Room of the Placer County Library in Auburn.
is Shawna Martinez, Professor of Biological Sciences and Natural
Resources at Sierra College. Come hear her presentation, “The Wonders
of Fall: How and Why Native Flora Display So Splendidly.”
explain the differences between fall colors on the East Coast and here
in the West, and explain what gives fall leaves their colors.
Shawna will address perhaps the greatest mystery of fall, the evolutionary significance of how and why plants lose their leaves while staying alive. She’ll share spectacular fall images of California landscapes.
was a primary author of the Sierra Foothills Nature Guide and is one of
the authors of Redbud Chapter’s Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer
Counties, California and Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer
The Redbud Fall Native Plant Sale Was a Success!Thank you to all who attended and adopted almost 1500 native plants to give them new homes! And many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped!