California Native Plant Society | September 2022

Andrea Pickart, CNPS

Evening Program

September 14, Wednesday, 7:30 pm.  “Encouraging Indigenous Wildlife – Insects to Birds – in the Garden.”  Pete Haggard will present the story of how he and his wife Judy, over a period of 45 years, turned their dryland pasture in Fieldbrook into a food garden and native plant and wildlife garden. He will share their garden successes as well as their failures. In-person at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata.  Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m. A Zoom option is available through our website

Field Trip

September 11, Sunday.  Big Lagoon East Side Wetlands Field Trip.  We will explore the east shore of Big Lagoon, discovering the plants in the green turf and growing in the shallow waters.  We will walk 1-2 miles off-trail along the shore, probably dry shod.  Bring lunch and water; dress for the weather. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Pacific Union School (3001 Janes Rd., Arcata) or at 9:30 a.m. at Big Lagoon School to carpool. Contact Carol Ralph:; 707-822-2015.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25
Freshwater Farms Reserve: 5851 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA

All attendees must pre-sign up on our website at A large variety of perennials, bulbs, grasses, shrubs, and trees will be for sale. Bring your own box to transport your plants home.  Be sure to visit our onsite demonstration garden. Questions? Email