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    We hope you'll find what you're seeking about native plants in Marin.

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    Get a look at all of our upcoming events. You can RSVP here.

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    Plant of the Month

    Learn about a featured Marin native plant in bloom now.

    Wildflower Reports

    See what members have recently spotted in the wild, and share your own report.

     

  • Joe Kohn and Ken Howard Memorial Scholarships
    2015–2016 Academic Year

    The Marin Chapter of CNPS is pleased to offer Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships.
    Please see details on the CNPS webpage:
    Scholarships


     

  • 2015 Native Plant Week

    April 11-19, 2015

    For this Fifth Annual California Native Plant Week, the Marin Chapter is planning several events.

    Get the available details here

     

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Upcoming Field Trips

You are welcome to join the Marin chapter of the California Native Plant Society on hikes to see seasonal native plants in the field. All hikes are free and open to the public, so please invite your friends. Beginning plant enthusiasts welcome on all hikes.

Come prepared for any type of weather or conditions, dress in layers, have non-slip footwear, and bring rain/wind protection just in case. Although it may be sunny and warm when you leave home, the weather could be cold and foggy when we reach our destination. Bring lunch and plenty of water, binoculars and/or hand lenses, and your favorite field guides. Please contact hike leaders with any questions about individual hikes.

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Updated Plant Lists for Marin County locations

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Chimney Rock Photograph by Wilma Follette

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Come catch the wildflowers at their peak at Chimney Rock, famous for its early spring displays. Bloomers will include Douglas iris, wallflower, Johnny tuck, pussy-ears, Indian paintbrush, and baby-blue eyes.

Yellow owl’s-clover, Triphysaria versicolor ssp. faucibarbata Photograph by Vernon Smith

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

A visit to some serpentine outcrops on the south-facing slope of Mount Burdell for early wildflowers.

Upcoming Events

Sat Feb 28 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Ring Mountain: volunteer
Fri Mar 06 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Field Trip: Chimney Rock Wildflowers with Amelia Ryan
Sun Mar 08 @10:00AM - 12:30PM
Field Trip: Mt. Burdell Serpentine with Doreen Smith
Sun Mar 08 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Habitat restoration: S. P. Taylor State Park
Mon Mar 09 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Chapter Meeting
Fri Mar 13 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Habitat restoration: S. P. Taylor State Park
Thu Mar 19 @ 9:30AM -
Thursday Weeders
Sat Mar 28 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Ring Mountain: volunteer
Sat Apr 11 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Spring Native Plant Sale
Mon Apr 13 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Chapter Meeting