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Redbud sponsors lectures, presentations, meet-ups, and other events from time to time throughout the year. All are welcome -- Redbud and other CNPS members as well as the general public. We are "Passionate About (Native) Plants"  and hope that you will be, too!

(Also, enjoy our Field Trips and see our Past 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.
 



 
"Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails"
Julie Carville, Author, Botanist, Photographer


Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City
 
Join us for a photo presentation by Julie Carville, author, botanist, and photographer who passionately shares her love of nature. 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 & Shrubs of Nevada & Placer Counties. In 2014, the Bear Yuba Land Trust awarded her the John Skinner Outdoors Recreation Award.
 
About Julie Carville: Julie has led wildflower field classes for 40 years for children and adults with private groups, environmental organizations, schools, and colleges. She worked with the California State Park' "Women in the Outdoors" program to encourage women to hike, camp, and enjoy the outdoors with confidence. She has also worked with the California State Parks' Whitewater Division, offering wildflower and interpretive training classes for educators and river guides.
 
Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails
 

Julie has written about the delight of wildflowers and nature for various newspapers and magazines, including the Tahoe World and Sierra Sun, the Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, and Sierra Heritage Magazine. She is a co-founder and past President of the Tahoe Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) .
 
 

 
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