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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Pseudotsuga menziesii aka Douglas fir Photograph by Susan Mayne

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join Carolyn Longstreth, Doreen Smith, and forester Tom Gaman for a hike along the lush and scenic Jepson/Johnstone trail to a remote beach on Tomales Bay.

Ramalina menzieesii, aka lace lichen Photograph by Jason P. Hollinger

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join Shelly Benson, president of the California Lichen Society, as she introduces us to our California State Lichen, Lace Lichen, and the diversity of other species to be found in all the various habitats of the Rock Spring area.