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Keying with Natives
Join us as we learn and practice methods of identifying the native plants of our region (aka keying). We use the current edition of The Jepson Manual, of which there will be copies to share. Bring your own copy and a hand lens and plant samples if you have them. Microscopes are also available. We meet at the Peninsula Conservation Center (PCC), 3921 E. Bayshore Road in Palo Alto. For more information, please contact Joe Cernac at [masked] or (408)[masked]. Directions to the PCC: From Hwy. 101 take the San Antonio Rd. exit and head north. Take your next left onto East Bayshore, which will curve left then right. Take your next right onto Corporation Way. Your next left is the entrance to the PCC parking lot. The meeting rooms are on the first floor.

Peninsula Conservation Center

3921 E. Bayshore Road · Palo Alto, CA

What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in California native plants. We have activities for everyone -- whether you enjoy hiking, gardening, photography or in other ways learning about California native plants, this is the group for you. We have volunteer and restoration projects opportunities in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. I hope you will join us.

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and how to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture, and land stewardship. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS covers Santa Clara County and southern San Mateo County. For more information about our organization visit ( If you're not a current member of the California Native Plant Society, please consider joining:

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