CNPS Channel Islands Chapter

Serving Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Botany Hike, Ventura County
Location: Arroyo Verde Park, City of Ventura
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Winter Celebration Picnic to follow from 11am-1pm
Leader: David Torfeh

David Torfeh, a local naturalist, will show us the common flowering plants of the Ventura foothills, a rare plant, Plummer’s baccharis (Baccharis plummerae ssp. plummerae), and some colorful birds while guiding us along the trails of scenic Arroyo Verde Park.  We will visit coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland habitats.  The hike will be on moderately sloping dirt trails with moderate gain/loss of elevation.

More information on our Field Trips page

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) was founded in 1965  as a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of California’s native flora. The organization has since grown to have over 25 paid staff at the state office and 35 chapters throughout the state. CNPS plays a critical role in plant conservation and and is a leading voice in plant science and native plant appreciation.

The Channel Islands Chapter (CNPSCI) represents Ventura County and eastern Santa Barbara County (including the Channel Islands) in the protection and appreciation of our native flora.  The chapters goal is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats,
and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.

Membership is open to anyone who appreciates native plants. Both members and non-members are welcome to join us in activities such as monthly meetings, rare plant surveys, restoration workdays, and most field trips. Sign up here to get on our email list.

Winter Celebration at Arroyo Verde Park, Ventura, following the hike.

Saturday, December 10th, 2022 at 11am-1pm

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