2024 Feb 24 CNPS OC Membership Day at Tree of Life Nursery

CNPS OC Membership Day
at Tree of Life Nursery
Saturday February 24
9 AM – 2 PM

(Event cancels in the case of steady winter rain)


Photo: At Tree of Life Nursery. Credit: Laura Camp

Join us Saturday, February 24 for our annual OCCNPS Membership Day at Tree of Life Nursery and the TOLN Spring Plant Sale.




  • CNPS members get a 10% discount off plants purchased.
  • Join or renew your membership with OCCNPS and get a free native plant.
  • Dan Songster will be on site to answer native plant questions.
  • 10:00 am – Tony Tubbs, Educator, Photographer, Habitat restorationist


Tony Tubbs will bring us highlights of his 10-year project inspiring and educating
students, while restoring functional habitat at Tesoro High School in Capistrano
Unified School district. Their program for environmental education is a model for all
of California and we are fortunate to have Tony and his students so close to home.

Aside from attracting endangered songbirds and riparian species into the created
habitat on graded land formerly composed of exotic weeds, Tony’s classes have
noted (on trail cams and his own photography) numerous species including all the
local megafauna species visiting their plantings.

The gardens are organized around ecological and cultural themes. CNPS/OC has
provided numerous funding grants over the years.

Tony’s superb photography of plants, animals, birds, and invertebrates, as well as
his dedicated students will illustrate his talk. Don’t miss this inspiring presentation.
The successes attained at Tesoro HS, in the plantings and in the lives of everyone
involved, are truly achievements to be celebrated.

  • 11:45 am –  Questions, Answers, Group Discussion. How to inspire the next generation of conservationists and native plant enthusiasts?


Stop by the nursery, grab a few of those native plants you’ve been hankering for and say hello to friends. Bring family and friends and introduce them to Orange County’s largest selection of native plants.

Location:  33201 CA-74, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Website:  https://californianativeplants.com/


Photo: Selecting plants at Tree of Life Nursery. Credit: Steve Gordon.