Other Events

Padre’s Shooting Stars (Primula clevelandii var. patula)
March through October

2019 CNPS Workshops

CNPS workshops range from basic botany to survey and assessment skills. Space is limited so sign up now to secure your spot! Go to www.cnps.org/workshops for details and registration information.

Saturday, April 6, 10am to Noon

Carmel Valley Sudden Oak Death BLITZ

Join the 10th annual SOD Blitz at Garland Ranch. Learn about the non-native pathogen responsible for SOD, how to spot symptoms, and leave equipped to take samples. RSVP to Kerri Frangioso kfrangioso@ucdavis.edu or (530) 219-15750. For More Information, visit www.sodblitz.org. This event is not listed in Meetup.

March – April

CNPS – San Luis Obispo Chapter  – Field Trips

Saturday, March 23rd, 9:00 am, Coreopsis Hill in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes.
A casual walk through the dunes to the top of Coreopsis Hill. This is a moderate hike, about 3 hours round-trip. Dress in layers, bring water and snacks. Long pants and closed shoes are recommended as there is the possibility of poison oak and ticks.  To reach the trailhead, take Hwy 101 and turn west on Oso Flaco Lake Road for 2.5 miles to Beigle Road.  Look for a 6’ tall wire mesh fence and steel gate. Please arrive early.  For more information call Lauren Brown at 805-460-6329. Heavy rain cancels this trip (light rain, bring appropriate clothing).

Saturday, March 30th, 2019, 8:30 am, Malcolm McLeod Annual Field Trip to Shell Creek and Environs,\
One of the outstanding spring wildflower destinations in California.  Meet at the Santa Margarita Exit Park and Ride at 8:30 am.  Bring plant guides or plan to purchase one during the trip.  Also bring adequate water, food, and dress in layers for the weather; a hat and sturdy shoes is advised.  For more information contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459-2103.

Saturday and Sunday, March 30th and 31st, Cerro Romauldo, Camp San Luis.
This is a 2-hour hike to the summit of one of the iconic Morros not open to the public, with spectacular views at the top.  Total distance is 2.5 miles, with an elevation gain is 1,000 feet.  There is a total of four hikes scheduled.  To participate in one of these hikes, please register your name using this link: https://camilitary.redpodium.com/cawarrior

Bring adequate water, food, and dress in layers for the weather; a hat and sturdy shoes is advised.  For more information contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459-2103.

Saturday, April 6th, 2019, 8:30 am, Carrizo Plain National Monument and Temblor Range.
We will visit some of the best wildflower areas in the Monument, including some vernal pools, with an option to travel up into the Temblor Range.  Meet at the Santa Margarita Exit Park and Ride at 8:30 am. Bring plant guides or plan to purchase one during the trip. Also, bring adequate water, food, and dress in layers for the weather; a hat and sturdy shoes is advised. For more information contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459-2103.

Saturday, April 20th, 2019, 8:30 am, Caliente Ridge, Carrizo Plain Natl. Monument.
We will drive through the Monument to towards the Camp Shelby and on to the top of Caliente Ridge (high clearance vehicle recommended).    Meet at the Santa Margarita Exit Park and Ride. Bring plant guides or plan to purchase one during the trip. Also, bring adequate water, food, and dress in layers for the weather; a hat and sturdy shoes is advised. For more information contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459-2103.

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