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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!


  
North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
Trip leaders: Karen Loro and Art Clark
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
 
Description: We will all walk together to Phantom Falls and will explore the wildflowers on the way.
 
Group 1 (easier walk): One group will decide when they are ready to head back but will likely be a half day trip.
 
Group 2 (moderate walk): The second group will continue walking north to the other 2 waterfalls. And might get to see newts! Group 2 will take lunch out at the reserve and will likely be out 6 to 8 hours.
 
Wildflowers we might see: bitter root, meadowfoam, bird’s eyes, yellow carpet, owl’s clover, goldfields, tidy tips, sky lupine, poppies, seep monkeyflower.
Difficulty: easy to moderate. Duration: 4 to 8 hours depending on which group you join.
 
PARKING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED AT THE RESERVE AND WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CARPOOLING!
 
Directions and Carpooling:
We will meet to carpool at 8:00 a.m. in Grass Valley. If you cannot carpool, we will meet you at the reserve at 10:00 a.m. Details on carpooling location and reserve directions will be emailed to registered participants.
 
Please RSVP if you are interested in attending: https://goo.gl/forms/6QForDVJXV8NppnD2
 
THIS TRIP WILL BE LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS.
 
We will post when the trip is full, and you will not be able to complete the RSVP form.
 
(An individual lands pass is NOT required if you attend as part of our trip.)
 


 
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 Art Shapiro, UC Davis Professor Emeritus and Matt Forister, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
"Insect and Plant Life-Cycle Disruption from Climate Change and Other Factors"
Placer County Library, 350 Nevada St., Auburn
 
 


 
Wednesday, August 28
<to be determined>
Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City
 

 
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)