Our October meeting is on the 3rd of October. The speaker is Chris Cosma, a Ph.D Candidate at the University of California, Riverside. Chris has been developing an app based on his research on Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) interactions with plants. The best way to protect Lepidoptera is to plant…
Our most recent meeting and event / field trip notices are listed below.
An historic (1997 to 2011) list of meetings, topics, and speakers is available here.
Most Recent Meeting Announcements
Sep 27 2022
Aug 26 2022
Our September meeting is on the 12th due to Labor Day holiday on the 5th. The speaker is Kevin Alison, MSc Conservation & Restoration Science, on plants of Catalina Island. Kevin has a fun presentation and will actually be on the island that day. He is in transition from his…
Jul 29 2022
Neil Uelman on Basic Plant Identification & Common Native Plant Families of S. California – Aug 1, 2022
Plants are incredibly diverse and found all around us. Have you ever wondered how to identify plants? Discover some basic methods for identifying plants and take a look at some common native plant families found in the South Bay Area both vascular and non-vascular.
Presenter: Neil Uelman, Botanist
2022 Zoom meeting information:
Jun 27 2022
Join us on July 11th in person (July 4th we will not meet in observance of Independence Day) for the first time since March, 2020! Note the 6PM start time too!!
We’ll meet at George F (or Georgef, or Georgette, or George Eff, whichever floats your boat) Canyon Nature Center. Bring…
May 31 2022
Pollination is done not just by honey bees. Come learn about the many insects that pollinate native plants. The intricate relationship between the native plants and their pollinators will be the focus.
Jorge Ochoa is Associate Professor of Horticulture at Long Beach City College and Program Director for Long Beach City…
Apr 29 2022
A recent article in the LA Times, (“Invasive beetles are killing SoCal’s trees. Can this local surfer stop them?”, Feb 23, 2022) led us to Dr. Beatriz Nobua-Berhmann, Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension, an authority on the Invasive Shothole Borer (SHB). She…
Most Recent Events & Field Trips
Sep 06 2022
NATIVE PLANT SALE (2022)-A
NATIVE PLANT SALE (2022) plant list
The link to online purchases is cnps-south-coast.square.site, which does not go live until the sale starts. (You’ll get a 404 error until then.)
Notes – We all make mistkaes 🙂 :
The plant list has an error: Artemisia californica is listed as CA…
Sep 02 2022
A ONE-DAY SELF-GUIDED/SELF-DRIVE TOUR OF PRIVATE WATER SAVING GARDENS,
AND WETLAND AREAS
Free cuttings and prizes
Sunday, October 09, 2022 10:00AM to 4:00 PM (Rain or Shine)
A great way to spend the day – outside
Concerned about the environment? Come see us.
See why these people love their drought tolerant landscapes. Save water. Save money**Rain…
Jun 28 2022
Jun 28 2022
Jun 28 2022
Mar 31 2022
Prisk Native Garden at Prisk Elementary School in Long Beach is having two open houses, April 3 and April 10. Admission is free. Prisk Native Garden is a schoolyard habitat garden featuring CA native plants & animals created on an elementary school campus in 1995 in Long Beach, CA.