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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.
 


 
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