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Upcoming Events

April 27, Saturday, 9:30 am: Chalk Bluff and Fish Slough. Bristlecone Chapter Field Trip with Steve Matson

Meet behind (southside) of Von’ gas station at 9:30 AM.
We will be driving on dirt roads so plan accordingly. No high clearance necessary. BLM Spring in Fish Slough will be our ultimate destination. You may car pool here if you so desire. Driving distances out of Bishop will be short, roughly 30 miles round trip.
Bring lunch, water, sun protection, cameras. There will not be a lot of walking. If time allows, we can practice using iNaturalist app on your smart phone.
The plan is to witness the spring flora near the Owens River north of Bishop and have a look at a species of plant only recently found in California.

May 4, Saturday, 11-2: Native Plant Sale at ESLT Gardenfest, Bristlecone Chapter and Eastern Sierra Land Trust Event

A fun family-friendly community event to celebrate spring with Eastern Sierra Land Trust, right in the office’s backyard. Purchase native plants, learn gardening tips and tricks, and enjoy local food and kids activities and more. GardenFest will also offer opportunities to learn about ESLT’s Eastside Pollinator Garden Project, which is helping local gardeners bring their gardens to life by attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and other important pollinators. Held at 250 North Fowler in Bishop.

Closeup of Badger Flat threadplant flower
May 11, Saturday, 8:30 am: Eureka Valley and Lime Hill.  Bristlecone Chapter Field Trip with Steve Matson

Meet at 8:30 AM at the kiosk in Big Pine at the Junction of Hwy 395 and Hwy 168. You may carpool here if you care to.
We will be driving on paved roads only, expect about a 60 miles round trip.
Bring lunch, a lot of water, sun protections, cameras.
We will explore a few spots on the way to Eureka Valley and drive no further than the end of the pavement. We hope to find a recently described species in the genus Nemacladus, everyone’s favorite!

June 1, Saturday: Pollinator Garden Tours, ESLT and Bristlecone Chapter Event

Pollinator garden tours starting at the Eastern Sierra Land Trust Office at 250 N. Fowler in Bishop. Locals across the Eastern Sierra have been hard at work creating beautiful native plant and pollinator gardens. During the Garden Tour, you can see these lovely gardens in bloom, and learn more about pollinator-friendly gardening.

Recordings of Past Presentations

We began offering Zoom programs during the pandemic, and if volunteers and equipment are available, we will continue to do this when possible. Past programs that were recorded are available here. You can also check our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/@cnpsbristleconechapter or White Mountain Research Center’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/@ucwmrc.