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Planting for Butterflies and Caterpillars

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Everyone loves butterflies, and everyone wants more of them in their garden! What’s the best way to attract them? Planting diverse native plants! Adult butterflies eat flower nectar, so providing a variety of nectar-producing...
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CNPS: Fall Plant Sale & Events

Fall Native Plant Sale Sat. & Sun., September  28 & 29 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (CNPS members only pre-sale 9 - 10 a.m.) Freshwater Farms Reserve 5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka (near Three Corners Market), a property of the Northcoast Regional Land...
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CNPS Events & Happenings

Plant Sale Shoppers with their lists made use of informative signs and enjoyed the huge array of native plants during the Native Plant Sale at the chapter’s nursery at Freshwater Farms Reserve of the Northcoast...
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CNPS: Spring Wildflower Show & Native Plant Sale

Spring Wildflower Show & Native Plant Sale The North Coast celebration of wild California plants Free, open to all! This annual celebration of wild plants is now so big, it is in two places!  Visit both sites...
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CNPS: Events & Happenings

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Native Plants Every Day! A selection of our chapter-grown native plants is available to buy every day, 12 noon-6 p.m., at the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand at Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Ave. (near Three...
Sugar Lake in Russian Wilderness. Submittted photo.

CNPS Updates & Happenings

In July, we saw nine species of conifers around Sugar Lake in the Russian Wilderness, and three more along the trail there. The trail was modestly graded, about 3 miles long, and earned the...
Columbia lily. Photo: Len Mazur.

CNPS Updates & Happenings

Fall Native Plant Sale - Saturday, September 22 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (CNPS members only pre-sale 9 - 10 a.m.) Freshwater Farms Reserve 5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka Fall is the best time to plant! Find a wide selection of native plants...
Dudleya succulents. Photo: Michael Kauffman.

CNPS Updates & Happenings

Plants for Sale at the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand Native plants grown by the North Coast CNPS Chapter Nursery are available all summer at the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand, including a wide selection of annuals,...
1981: This coastal prairie habitat had been passively grazed by cattle for a century or more. Although some natural succession occurred, the habitat was held in check by grazing. The habitat at that time supported a vigorous (albeit largely non-flowering) population of western lily and a variety of other early successional wildflower species. Photo: Dave Imper.

Biodiversity Loss Bigger Than Climate Change

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“This is bigger than climate change.” Those were the words of Dave Imper, respected “retired” rare plant advocate and our October evening program speaker. He was referring to the short- term impact on biodiversity...