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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
 

 
Of All the Gall!
 
Guest Speaker: Sierra College Faculty Member Charles Dailey
 
 
Wednesday, April 24
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
 
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? Benefits and problems. Why don't some of the insects look like either their parents or their children? What is there to still be learned about them? Weird wasps!
 
 

 
Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?
Insect and Plant Life-Cycle Disruption from Global Warming
 
Guest Speakers: UC Davis Professor Emeritus Art Shapiro and Matthew Forister
 
 
Wednesday, June 26
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
 
Auburn Library
350 Nevada St., Auburn, CA
 
 
 

 
(To Be Determined)
 
Wednesday, August 28
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
 
Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City
 
 
 

 
Jewels of the Garden
California Native Bulbs, Corms & Rhizomes
 
Guest Speakers: Redbud Horticulture Chair Nancy Gilbert
 
 
Wednesday, September 25
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
 
Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City
 
California is blessed with one of the largest and most diverse number of bulb species in the world. This talk will focus on California native bulbs, corms and rhizomes that grow within our local region, as well as some 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 ethnobotany and ecological importance. The show includes a native bulb bloom calendar and includes detailed descriptions of each bulb species, illustrated with photos taken by Nancy and Ames, along with their specific horticultural preferences and requirements.
 
 

 
Why we need local conservation plans
 the Placer County Conservation Plan
 
Guest Speaker: Gregg McKenzie
 
Wednesday, October 23
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
 
Auburn Library
350 Nevada St., Auburn, CA
 
 



 
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