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of the state organization of the California Native Plant Society to find out  about ways you can enjoy and protect our state’s native flora.

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Native Here Nursery is pleased to announce the dates for the Fall Plant Sales. This season, special sales will be held at Native Here Nursery on:

Saturday, September 24th, 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, September 25th from 10 am to 2 pm
The first of our Fall Plant Sale weekends kicks off in late September and we’ll have a selection of native trees and flowers available at a discount.

Saturday, October 22nd, 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, October 23rd, 10 am to 2 pm
This October weekend sale will feature native bulbs as well as our regular selection of East Bay native plants.

Saturday, November 12th, 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, November 13th, 10 am to 2 pm
Are you waiting for manzanitas? Mark this weekend on your calendar as the time to get Arctostaphylos species at Native Here, along with other locally native plants that are ready in the fall.

Join us each weekend for a dazzling selection of locally native plants, including species of Arctostaphylos, Penstemon, Aristolochia, Epilobium, Salvia and more.

And of course we’ll continue to be open our regular hours: Tuesdays from 12 pm to 3 pm, Fridays from 9 am to 12  pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

If you’ve volunteered at our plant sales in the past and want to be involved again this year, please contact Steve Toby at plantfair@ebcnps.org. Even though our format is going to be a little different this year, we still need your help and involvement to put on these fun events that get native plants into the lives of a new audience each year.

Amy Leonard
Native Here Nursery manager

Donations in support of the activities of the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society in pursuit of its mission are much appreciated.

Madia elegans, called common madia, is an annual, one of the tarweeds, and is in the Sunflower family. This plant was purchased at Native Here Nursery. Common Madia is different from a sunflower in that it closes up when the sun is out. But it glows on foggy Berkeley days. It readily reseeds, grows larger if there is water, stays small is there is little water. Photo and caption by Dellia Taylor.
Madia elegans, called common madia, is an annual, one of the tarweeds, and is in the Sunflower family. This plant was purchased at Native Here Nursery. Common madia is different from a sunflower in that it closes up when the sun is out. But it glows on foggy Berkeley days. It readily reseeds, grows larger if there is water, stays small if there is little water.
Photo and caption by Dellia Taylor.


This new version of the main website of the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (EBCNPS) is designed to give the user easier access to the large collection of articles and photos related to the multifaceted activities of EBCNPS.

There are two main ways to access the pages of the site. The first is to hover with your mouse over the item in the menu at the top of the page that seems likely to point to what you are interested in. Then select from the menu that drops down.  If there is no drop down menu then the menu item on the navigation bar is what you should click on.

Another approach is to click on the second item from the right on the menu bar, website mapThat will give you a table of contents of the entire site.

If you have a question having to do with how to use the site  or if you would like to comment on the new website email me at webmaster@ebcnps.org .

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. Today 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.

Joe Willingham
East Bay Chapter webmaster

webmaster@ebcnps.org

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Madia elegans. Photo by Delia Taylor.
Madia elegans. Photo by Delia Taylor.