Pollinators Need More Habitat: Create Some in Your Garden
The bad news: pollinators are in decline, and among the many reasons for their decreasing numbers, one of the most significant is habitat loss. The good news: as gardeners we can create habitat for pollinators in our own gardens and in our communities by planting pollinator-friendly plants and treating our gardens as ecosystems where living things are interconnected. Photo ©Robin Mitchell
Annuals Are Now in Stock at Native Here Nursery!
It’s almost spring, and Native Here Nursery has many annuals available to grace your garden. Over the course of the blooming season, the nursery will offer 20 different species of annuals. Check the online inventory for what’s in stock or come on in! Photo ©Janice Bray
Join Us for Habitat Restoration Activities in March
Join volunteers with our CNPS East Bay Chapter and like-minded organizations in the parks in March to remove invasive weeds and create more habitat for native plants. It’s fun and rewarding work! Photo by Susan McDougall (CC-BY-NC 4.0)
Helping Preserve Jenner Headlands Preserve
On a Saturday in mid-February, an enthusiastic Greens at Work volunteer team joined Jenner Headlands Preserve staff members to remove forests of French broom from the banks of Russian Gulch Creek. In addition to feeling the satisfaction that comes with freeing natural landscapes from the clutches of invasive plants, the volunteers enjoyed the quiet beauty of this spectacular Sonoma Coast preserve and its richness of California native trees, shrubs, grasses, ferns, and wildflowers. Photo ©Tom Kelly
2022: A Great Year for Rare and Unusual Plants
Last year was another banner year for rare and unusual plants in the East Bay in spite of the shortened blooming period. Volunteers monitored many of our known statewide rare and locally rare (unusual) plant populations in our two counties. They found new populations and even new species that were not previously known to occur in the East Bay. Learn about their discoveries and how you can join the effort to monitor rare and unusual plants with our CNPS East Bay Chapter. Photo ©Dianne Lake
Online Lecture: San Bruno Mountain, a Bay Area Botanical Treasure
March 22, 7:30 pm via Zoom
San Bruno Mountain, located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a four-square-mile natural preserve touted by biologist E. O. Wilson as one of the world’s rare biodiversity hot spots. Join David L. Nelson and Doug Allshouse as they take us on a virtual tour of this botanical treasure across the Bay with beautiful photographs and engaging stories of the mountain and their adventures exploring and documenting its diversity.