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Creating a Drought-Resilient Garden with California Natives

February 27, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Over five years ago, Nalani and Anna Heath-Delaney, ditched their water guzzling lawn and planted a colorful and diverse native plant garden. They have since saved water, provided habitat for local species and created a native plant sanctuary. With the current drought, now is the perfect time to consider transitioning your garden and “going native.”

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A Botanist, a Bay Area Island and a Big Surprise

January 28, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

In the mid 90s, botanist Mike Wood was contracted by the U.S. Navy to undertake a rare plant survey of Yerba Buena Island as the military prepared to leave the base. At the time he didn’t think the island would be of much botanical interest. But two decades later, he’s still going back.

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Before the Annual Fungus Fair, It’s All About Finding the Right Mushroom

December 23, 2013 by Emily Moskal

Served in French dishes under the alias pom pom du blanc, lion’s mane has a texture and taste resembling lobster or shrimp. Chris Schoenstein, a lifelong enthusiast and member of the Mycological Society of San Francisco, has only seen one 2 or 3 times. But that, if you’re a mushroom hunter, is the hook that keeps you coming back to an event like the Wunderlich Foray.

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Looking for Lichens in Knowland Park

November 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Oakland’s Knowland Park boasts unparalleled views of the San Leandro Bay, gnarled coast live oak trees and stands of rare, maritime chaparral. But within this large landscape, one of nature’s smallest communities is flourishing—lichen.

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On the Hunt—Searching For Rare Plants in the Delta

October 19, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the lifeblood of the central valley. But this somewhat landscaped environment is also home to some of California’s rare plant populations, and on a kayak trip down Sycamore Slough, a group of volunteers is on the hunt to find them.

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California Native Plant Society – Willis Linn Jepson Chapter (Solano County)

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Solano County chapter of the California Native Plant Society, a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s native flora. Its Bay Area chapters offer weekly field trips, monthly classes & workshops, biannual plant sales, and annual wildflower shows and native garden tours. Membership is open to all.

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California Native Plant Society – Yerba Buena Chapter (SF and N Peninsula)

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

San Francisco and northern Peninsula chapter of the California Native Plant Society, a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s native flora. Its Bay Area chapters offer weekly field trips, monthly classes & workshops, biannual plant sales, and annual wildflower shows and native garden tours. Membership is open to all.

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California Native Plant Society – Santa Clara Valley Chapter

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Santa Clara Valley chapter of the California Native Plant Society, a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s native flora. Its Bay Area chapters offer weekly field trips, monthly classes & workshops, biannual plant sales, and annual wildflower shows and native garden tours. Membership is open to all.

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California Native Plant Society – Santa Cruz Chapter

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Santa Cruz chapter of the California Native Plant Society, a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s native flora. Its Bay Area chapters offer weekly field trips, monthly classes & workshops, biannual plant sales, and annual wildflower shows and native garden tours. Membership is open to all.

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California Native Plant Society – Napa Valley Chapter

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Napa County chapter of the California Native Plant Society, a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s native flora. Its Bay Area chapters offer weekly field trips, monthly classes & workshops, biannual plant sales, and annual wildflower shows and native garden tours. Membership is open to all.

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