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    Annual Chapter Potluck and Slideshow

    Lucas Valley Community Center,
    1201 Idylberry Rd.
    San Rafael, CA 94903

    Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Join members, families, and friends for an evening of
    delicious food, beautiful pictures, and good company.

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Lupinus tidestromii Wilma Follette

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

A second trip to Abbotts Lagoon, this time focusing on the dune community beyond the lagoon.

10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Join us for a visit to San Mateo County. First we'll visit a private garden with a spectacular display of many species of salvia (as well as other boranic treats), then, after lunch, we'll visit Edgewood County Park.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Come see summer blooms at one of Point Reyes's best spots for lupines, poppies, thistles, and more.

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

John Wick leads a tour of his ranch, explaining the methods he has pioneered to manage grasslands so as to keep carbon locked in the soil.

Calochortus tiburonensis Wilma Follette

10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

We'll take a peek at the summer blooms on Tiburon's Ring Mountain.

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Tanya Baxter, vegetation ecologist at Redwood Creek, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, will show us the restoration work that has been done there over the last five years.

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join the leader of a Tiburon restoration project for a tour of endemic species, including several rare ones. (The photograph at left, by Eva Buxton, shows Streptanthus glandulosus ssp. niger, Tiburon jewelflower.)

Masses of starry Solomon seal, hound’s tongue, and columbine mingle freely with checker lily, fairy bells, maidenhair fern, and fetid adder’s tongue, draping both sides of the trail.

Participants in this walk in northern Marin will see coral root orchids and a fescue grassland.

Epipactis gigantea forma rubrifolia Bob Sikora

A group of 15 Marin CNPS members will visit The Cedars in early June to see the remarkable geologic forms and many endemic flora found only there. NB: We have reached full capacity for this outing.