updated March 2017
Glass Beach Headlands Walk in Mackerricher State Park
March 12 at 10 a.m.
Meeting at Pudding Creek trestle parking lot
For more Information contact Rhiannon Korhummel at rkbotanist@gmail.com
Annual Environmental Partners Potluck and Presentation of The Matthew Coleman Environmental Service Award
Monday, March 20, 2017
Caspar Community Center
Dinner at 6 p.m. Presentation of award at 7 p.m. A great chance to visit with members of the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society, Mendocino Area Parks Association, Mendocino Land Trust, and CNPS Dorothy King Young Chapter members. This year’s potluck is hosted by the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society. Please bring your own plate, silverware, cup, beverage, and a potluck dish for 8. For more information contact: David Jensen, President MCAS at djensen@mcn.org 964-8163.
Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls
Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
Gualala Community Center
Award-winning photographer Paul Bannick will present a program featuring video, sound, stories from the field and several dozen new images from his brand-new book: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. All nineteen species found in North America are featured, with a special focus on the Northern Pygmy-Owl, Great Gray Owl, Burrowing Owl, and Snowy Owl.
Stornetta Lands Botanical Survey Program
Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
Coast Community Library, Point Arena
Holly Forbes, curator at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, will give a report on what she and her team have been finding as they survey the plants of the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument.
Wilderness Lodge
April 8 at 10 a.m.
Wilderness Lodge, aka Angelo Coast Range Reserve, is part of the University of California Natural Reserve System and located along the upper South Fork of the Eel River in interior northern Mendocino County. The Reserve is one of the largest continuous tracts of undeveloped coastal conifer forest remaining in California.
The Reserve is approximately 3 miles up Wilderness Lodge Road, off Branscomb Road. Meet at the parking lot at the end of the road by 10 a.m. For more information, contact Rhiannon Korhummel at rkbotanist@gmail.com.
Napa Valley Chapter California Native Plant Society Sale and wildflower Show
April 8 & 9 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Skyline Park, 22014 Iola Avenue, Napa 707-253-2665
Native plant garden talk by Kathy Novice, landscape designer on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Social Hall. Docent led Wildflower Walks start at the social Hall Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. www.napavalleycnps.org
California Native Plant Week
April 16 - 22
Coast Community Library, Point Arena and Fort Bragg Library will display wildflowers during the week.Ford House Museum in Mendocino will display wildflowers throughout April and May.
Sunday, April 16. 1 pm
Wildflowers around the Point Arena Lighthouse. This is an easy walk to look at bluff and grassland plants. Leader: Nancy Morin. Meet at the lighthouse gate on Lighthouse Road, Point Arena.
Monday, April 17. 1 pm
Wildflowers of Glass Beach. This is a classic wildflower spot that harbors many rare and interesting plants. Leader: Teresa Sholars. Meet by the restroom in the parking lot, Fort Bragg.
Tuesday, April 18. 10 am
Join us on the Sea Ranch Sag Pond Trail, a hike through upland meadows, redwoods and mixed forests, visiting two sag ponds in different stages of succession. Hiking stick advised for a couple of steep sections, but mostly easy hiking. Leader: Barbara Rice. Meet at Ohlson parking lot (the White Barn) at 10 am, to carpool to trail head. RSVP by Monday 4/17 to Barbara at (707-785-2318) or woodviolet@gmail.com to arrange a parking pass for your vehicle.
Wednesday, April 19. 1 pm
Stornetta Lands Walk. This year’s wildflowers are sure to be amazing; don’t miss the grand displays of blue-eyed grass and Harlequin lotus. Leader: Julia Larke. Meet behind Point Arena Town Hall at gate to the Stornetta Lands.
Thursday, April 20. 1 pm
Native plants at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. The Gardens are home to many lovely native plant communities from creek-side to woodland to ocean bluff. Leader: Mario Abreu. Meet at Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden’s visitor center entrance.
Friday, April 21. 1 pm
Skaggs Springs Road. The walk is along the road looking at the rich diversity of plant species found in this area. This area is shady in the morning and can be cool so dress accordingly. Leader: Nancy Morin. Meet at mile marker 6.0 just before the bridge over Haupt Creek.
Saturday, April 22. 1 pm
Native Rhododendrons in the pygmy forest. This is the weekend of the fabulous Rhododendron Show at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Come see our native beauties on this walk. Leader: Teresa Sholars. Meet at the entrance to the Van Damme State Park Pygmy Forest Trail on Little Airport Road, Little River.