CNPS Happenings — August 2021

 

 

 

Stay Updated:

www.northcoastcnps.org 

https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/

CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required.

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Evening Programs will resume in September–we hope in-person as well as via Zoom!

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Field Trips Pay attention to the plants wherever your August travels take you! 

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Native Plants for Your Garden.  Our native plants are available every day, 12 noon-6 p.m., at the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand at Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Ave.  If you don’t see what you want, contact us at northcoastcnps@gmail.com.

Early alert: Fall Native Plant Sale on September 25 & 26.

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CNPS in the Field           

At Seawood Cape Preserve of The Wildlands Conservancy, north Trinidad, June 19. Photos by Carol Ralph

CNPS meets Cow Parsnip in the non-public, forested portion of the preserve. 

Scotty Point on the seaward, public portion of the preserve. Lupines covered the bluff. 

Maritime Plantain , one of the few species growing on the gray, crumbly rocks of the point.  

 

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On the North Fork Smith River in Six Rivers National Forest, May 14-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking hard for Opposite-leaved Lewisia on the serpentine soils of Pine Flat Mountain

Opposite-leaved Lewisia, a rare plant. Photo by Susan Penn 

Serpentine Catchfly, another rare treasure. Photo by Gail Kinney

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In Humboldt Redwoods State Park in the Canoe Fire area, June 27

Steve Underwood, who studied the effect of the Canoe Fire on the trees, points out the new, clean bark forming between slabs of old, blackened bark as the tree grows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burned but not burned up. With fire-resistant bark, little understory, and no low branches, very few redwoods on the alluvial plain of the Eel River died in the fire.