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Manzanita Day at Native Here– September 23

“When will the manzanitas be available?” The answer is: Saturday, September 23 at 10 am!

We have Arctostaphylos auriculata (Mount Diablo manzanita), Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. manzanita (common manzanita), Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. laevigata (Contra Costa manzanita), and Arctostaphylos glauca (big-berry manzanita) from the Diablo area, and Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. crustacea (brittleleaf manzanita) from the Bay Hills area.

Bert Johnson will talk at 11 am about caring for our local manzanitas, followed by a question period. Bert has been fascinated by manzanitas , their evolution, habits and habitats, for decades. He worked at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden with Jim Roof, Wayne Roderick and Steve Edwards. If you have heard him talk about manzanitas, you will want to hear him again. If you have not, you are in for a treat on Native Here Manzanita Day, September 23.

We also will be offering over 200 species of other local native plants for your delight.

For more information see: www/nativeherenursery.org

Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Course Drive
Tilden Park, Berkeley, 94708

Arctostaphylos auriculata
Arctostaphylos glauca
Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. laevigata
Blooming—Showy milkweed (Ascelpias speciosa), Ithuriel’s spear (Triteleia laxa), naked buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum), gumplant (Grindelia sp.), Acmispon sp.
Other plants:  black sage (Salvia mellifera),California goldenrod  (Solidago velutina ssp. californica) in Berkeley parking strip . Photo by Delia Taylor.

Seep monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)).  Photo by Delia Taylor.

Hairy honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula). Photo by Delia Taylor.

From time to time I shall suggest a page for the reader to check out, for no other reason than that I have enjoyed it and suspect that others will also. I would like to recommend Easy Hikes, a selection of do-it-yourself field trips chosen and described by Bill Hunt, a photographer and hiker who has long been active in our Chapter as well as state CNPS in positions of leadership.

Check out the Easy hikes page.

For questions and comments email the webmaster, Joe Willingham, at webmaster@ebcnps.org.