Healing the Land Field Trips Upcoming Events
 
 

2019 Redbud Field Trips
 
Redbud field trips are free and open to non-members as well as members. When we co-sponsor a trip and have docents from another organization, a small donation may be requested. Our trips are generally easy, as we walk slowly, pausing to view, identify, discuss, and enjoy the plant species.
 
Please RSVP in advance to participate in field trips. Ride sharing is recommended (parking at most trailheads is limited). We suggest riders share the cost of gas ($5 to the driver for < 40 miles round-trip, more if longer).
 
Bring water, lunch/snack, sun screen, hat, jacket, rain gear, and hand lens, as needed. Children are warmly welcomed, but please arm them with a whistle! No pets are allowed on Redbud field trips (service dogs are permitted).
 
We try to schedule trips when native plants are at their best, but wildflower displays vary depending upon weather patterns. A cold, long winter means later blooms, but if March is warm and dry, we’ll have early field trips. Predicted heavy rain (or snow) will cancel trip.
 
Field trips are posted on this website and the Redbud Facebook -- check often for updates. For advance email notice of trips, sign up for the Redbud Yahoo Listserv (see Redbud homepage).
 
White Bog Orchid (Platanthera dilatata  
var. leucostachys
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If you would like to lead a field trip or know a good destination, email suggestions at least 2 weeks before the proposed date to volunteer@redbud-cnps.org. Write-ups should include: date, time, location, directions, what to bring, distance/length of time, difficulty, elevation, and what people may see.
 
  


Garden Visit: Native Plant Beauty and Fire Safety
Saturday June 22nd 9AM -1 PM
This free event is for CNPS Redbud Chapter members only
Not a member? Join here: https://www.cnps.org/ (click orange "Join/Renew" button)
 

* Stroll this delightful garden 4 miles east of Nevada City to view native plants in a variety of habitats. See how to harmoniously incorporate a garden into a mixed forest setting.
 
* Learn how the landowners have created a habitat for natural beauty while maintaining fire safety, and talk with advisors about how to implement fire safe practices on your land. Increase your knowledge of the Home Ignition Zone.
 
* View young plants being grown for the Redbud Fall Native Plant Sale (Oct. 5th) and learn about opportunities to participate in the Redbud Chapter plant propagation group.
 
 
Members who register will receive directions
 
We look forward to seeing you at this scenic and educational event!
 

 
Sierra Buttes Wildflower Weekend 2019
 
  July 5 to July 7, 2019
Sierra Nevada Field Campus  
Calpine, CA 96124
 
Join us for a wildflower-filled weekend trip to the Sierra Buttes area, one of the best spots for wildflowers in all of the Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Nevada Field Campus (SNFC) of CSU San Francisco is located on Hwy 49 along the north fork of the Yuba River, about 58 miles up Hwy 49 above Nevada City and 1 mile above Basset's Station.
 
We’ll spend the weekend exploring the plants of the area, focused on observing many wildflowers in a variety of different habitats.
 
Schedule: Arrive at Field Campus Friday afternoon, July 5th. Dinner is at 6:30 pm. Accommodations will be at the Field Campus either in platform tents or you can bring your own tent. Meals are served at the Dining Hall. We will have field trips both Saturday and Sunday and will return home on Sunday, July 7th in the afternoon. Pets are not allowed at the SNFC.
 
A map and directions are available at http://sierra.sfsu.edu/directions. Check the web site http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra for more detailed information about the campus and species lists.

The Registration packet is available HERE. Fill out and sign all three forms and mail the completed packet with your check to:
 
 
Pamela Brillante  
P. O. Box 140  
Dutch Flat, CA 95714
   
Questions? Email Bill Wilson at wilsonb@yosemite.edu or call 530-265-8040