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Visit the website 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.

Native Here Nursery, Fall and Winter
2017-2018 Special Event Saturdays

September’s Manzanita Day introduced the season’s crop of Arctostaphylos species. Check our list of available plants on the website www.nativeherenursery.org.  Many shrubs, trees, perennials and grasses remain available year-round, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

October 28, 10 am to 2 pm
Native Here Nursery Day of Ferns and other shady friends

November 18, 10 am to 2 pm
Native Here Nursery Special Sale of Plants for Creeks and Wet Places

December 9, 10 am to 2 pm
Native Here Nursery Trees of the East Bay Day

January 20, 10 am to 2 pm
Native Here Nursery Grasslands Day

February 24, 10 am to 2 pm
Native Here Nursery Trillium Time


Native Here Nursery Day of Ferns and other shady friends
October 28, 2017: 10am to 2 pm

101 Golf Course Drive, Tilden Park, Berkeley
In addition to Polypodium calirhiza and Polypodium scouleri currently available, newly ready Polystichum munitum, Dryopteris arguta, Athyrium filix-femina, Pentagramma triangularis, and Pellaea andromedifolia will be offered for sale, with a limit of 3 per customer on this day. Other low-growing plants for shady spots, such as Trientalis latifolia, Asarum caudatum, and three species of shade loving violets are also featured.

11 am talk:
Propagation and care of locally native ferns
John Danielsen



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.