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The TV and radio segments honoring the Skyline Gardens [Restoration] Project [for winning the Jefferson Award] ran on KPIX Channel 5 TV and KCBS Radio.

Here’s the link to the TV piece (it’s about 2 minutes long):  http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/03/08/skyline-garden-project-restores-native-plants-to-east-bay-trail/  We’ve gotten tons of great feedback.

It’s also posted on the Skyline Gardens Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SkylineGardensEBCNPS/   If you are on Facebook, please consider sharing the story on your own timeline – it’s an easy way to get the word out.

Glen Schneider, project leader




Bristly goldenaster (Heterotheca sessoliflora ssp. echioides.  Fossil Hill Trail, Fossil Hill, Walnut Creek. Photo by Delia Taylor.
Fern croziers.  Photo by Delia Taylor.
Lupinus seedlings. Photo by Delia Taylor.
Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia). Photo by Delia Taylor.
Vine maple (Acer circinatum) with California fuchsia (Epilobium canum}. Photo by Delia Taylor.
California buckeye (Aesculus californica). Photo by Delia Taylor.

All of the above photos by Delia Taylor except the one taken on Fossil Hill in Walnut Creek are of plants from Native Here Nursery growing in a Berkeley garden.

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.

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