• Wed May 25, 10am - 2pm Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve (Santa Cruz County)

    Wed May 25 10am - 2pm Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve (Santa Cruz County) (NO NEED TO REGISTER)

    Join Joe Cernac in exploring Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve. This area is a unique ecological islet in the highlands of Santa Cruz Mountains, made possible by an abundance of erosion-resistant sandstone. This sandstone results in landscapes ranging from slopes with little soil, where beargrass makes its appearance, to deep loose sandy soils, where shrubs found in drier regions abound. Finally, at the area’s margins, redwoods and ferns make their presence.

    Several species of manzanita will hold our interest. Bring lunch, snacks, and recommended 2+ liters of water. This hike is open to all comers, with no registration needed.

    Directions: Parking is limited, so please carpool with others you know. The Preserve is located northeast of Davenport off Hwy 1. Exit Hwy 1 at Bonny Doon Rd. and head northeast. After 3.9 mi. turn right onto Martin Rd. (Bonny Doon Rd. becomes Pine Flat Rd. just before the intersection). In a mile the Preserve entrance will be on your left. Park near the fire station.

    For more information contact Joe Cernac at [masked] or (408)[masked]

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  • Photo Group Meeting

    Needs a location

    The CNPS SCV Photo Group meets via zoom on 4th Fridays, 7-8:50pm. In this supportive peer group, beginners and experts are equally welcome. Folks who just want to see pictures and hear photo tips are welcome too.

    Register at the link below for the next meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsc-iqqzMpGNzp2osMkgoP48j7WucbIPnS
    (You may need to copy and paste this link.)

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a zoom link for the meeting.

    If you have pictures to share, sign up for a slot. Share your pictures, techniques, and ideas from your desktop via zoom. Slots are 20 minutes each; plan your photos and discussions accordingly. Presenters receive a 1-minute-remaining alert. Signup for a slot at the link below:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49a9a729aafd0-cnps18
    (You may need to copy and paste this link.)

    To participate in other Photography Group activities, join the email list:
    http://www.cnps-scv.org/index.php/activities/photography-group
    (You may need to copy and paste this link.)

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Needs a location

    TIME: 8am
    VENUE: Native Garden Parking Lot

    Join us to restore habitat (weeding and mulching) in the Native Garden at Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose.

    We follow City of San Jose guidelines for volunteering during the pandemic: face covering and social distancing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding hoe (and knee pad, if you prefer that). Wear a face covering, hat, gloves, sturdy garden shoes. Bring plenty of fluids and hydrate often. We start with a 10-minute orientation, then walk to the site, so please be on time.

    First-timers: Bring a signed waiver form available at https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/2020-volunteer-status-and-waiver-of-liability.pdf

    First timers: please follow directions in this meetup to get to the native garden. It is a very large park (200 acres) with two entrances. You want to head to the Google map pin for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden".

    Workdays are sometimes rescheduled or canceled. Always RSVP to confirm, and check the latest updates Friday night. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP so we know and wait-listers get a chance.

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Needs a location

    TIME: 8am
    VENUE: Native Garden Parking Lot

    Join us to restore habitat (weeding and mulching) in the Native Garden at Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose.

    We follow City of San Jose guidelines for volunteering during the pandemic: face covering and social distancing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding hoe (and knee pad, if you prefer that). Wear a face covering, hat, gloves, sturdy garden shoes. Bring plenty of fluids and hydrate often. We start with a 10-minute orientation, then walk to the site, so please be on time.

    First-timers: Bring a signed waiver form available at https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/2020-volunteer-status-and-waiver-of-liability.pdf

    First timers: please follow directions in this meetup to get to the native garden. It is a very large park (200 acres) with two entrances. You want to head to the Google map pin for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden".

    Workdays are sometimes rescheduled or canceled. Always RSVP to confirm, and check the latest updates Friday night. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP so we know and wait-listers get a chance.

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Needs a location

    TIME: 8am
    VENUE: Native Garden Parking Lot

    Join us to restore habitat (weeding and mulching) in the Native Garden at Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose.

    We follow City of San Jose guidelines for volunteering during the pandemic: face covering and social distancing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding hoe (and knee pad, if you prefer that). Wear a face covering, hat, gloves, sturdy garden shoes. Bring plenty of fluids and hydrate often. We start with a 10-minute orientation, then walk to the site, so please be on time.

    First-timers: Bring a signed waiver form available at https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/2020-volunteer-status-and-waiver-of-liability.pdf

    First timers: please follow directions in this meetup to get to the native garden. It is a very large park (200 acres) with two entrances. You want to head to the Google map pin for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden".

    Workdays are sometimes rescheduled or canceled. Always RSVP to confirm, and check the latest updates Friday night. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP so we know and wait-listers get a chance.

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Needs a location

    TIME: 8am
    VENUE: Native Garden Parking Lot

    Join us to restore habitat (weeding and mulching) in the Native Garden at Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose.

    We follow City of San Jose guidelines for volunteering during the pandemic: face covering and social distancing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding hoe (and knee pad, if you prefer that). Wear a face covering, hat, gloves, sturdy garden shoes. Bring plenty of fluids and hydrate often. We start with a 10-minute orientation, then walk to the site, so please be on time.

    First-timers: Bring a signed waiver form available at https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/2020-volunteer-status-and-waiver-of-liability.pdf

    First timers: please follow directions in this meetup to get to the native garden. It is a very large park (200 acres) with two entrances. You want to head to the Google map pin for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden".

    Workdays are sometimes rescheduled or canceled. Always RSVP to confirm, and check the latest updates Friday night. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP so we know and wait-listers get a chance.

  • Photo Group Meeting

    Needs a location

    The CNPS SCV Photo Group meets via zoom on 4th Fridays, 7-8:50pm. In this supportive peer group, beginners and experts are equally welcome. Folks who just want to see pictures and hear photo tips are welcome too.

    Register at the link below for the next meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsc-iqqzMpGNzp2osMkgoP48j7WucbIPnS
    (You may need to copy and paste this link.)

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a zoom link for the meeting.

    If you have pictures to share, sign up for a slot. Share your pictures, techniques, and ideas from your desktop via zoom. Slots are 20 minutes each; plan your photos and discussions accordingly. Presenters receive a 1-minute-remaining alert. Signup for a slot at the link below:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49a9a729aafd0-cnps18
    (You may need to copy and paste this link.)

    To participate in other Photography Group activities, join the email list:
    http://www.cnps-scv.org/index.php/activities/photography-group
    (You may need to copy and paste this link.)

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Needs a location

    TIME: 8am
    VENUE: Native Garden Parking Lot

    Join us to restore habitat (weeding and mulching) in the Native Garden at Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose.

    We follow City of San Jose guidelines for volunteering during the pandemic: face covering and social distancing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding hoe (and knee pad, if you prefer that). Wear a face covering, hat, gloves, sturdy garden shoes. Bring plenty of fluids and hydrate often. We start with a 10-minute orientation, then walk to the site, so please be on time.

    First-timers: Bring a signed waiver form available at https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/2020-volunteer-status-and-waiver-of-liability.pdf

    First timers: please follow directions in this meetup to get to the native garden. It is a very large park (200 acres) with two entrances. You want to head to the Google map pin for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden".

    Workdays are sometimes rescheduled or canceled. Always RSVP to confirm, and check the latest updates Friday night. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP so we know and wait-listers get a chance.

  • Beginner’s Bird and Plant ID Walk at Lake Cunningham (San Jose)

    Needs a location

    At the onset of summer, join Arvind Kumar, Ashok Jethanandani, and Vicki Silvas-Young for a beginner’s bird and plant identification walk through Lake Cunningham Park. This park provides food, water, and shelter for our local breeding birds and its native garden is utilized by these breeding birds due to its habitat value. On this walk, you will learn how to identify the common birds of our area, as well as the native plants they depend on for food and shelter. The distance is 2 miles round-trip on a level path. Bring a hat, water, your bird+plant list, and binoculars. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Directions:
    The park is located at 2305 S. White Road, SanJose. Meet at the Marina building at 9 am. The Marina is on the western shore of the lake, next to Raging Waters, at the opposite end of the park from the main entrance on White Road. In Google Maps, search for “Lake Cunningham Marina” to be directed to the Marina. Parking fee is $6; bring exact change/bills.

    RSVP is required to join us for the walk. Space is limited. No drop-ins please.

    This event is organized jointly by CNPS, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority.

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Needs a location

    TIME: 8am
    VENUE: Native Garden Parking Lot

    Join us to restore habitat (weeding and mulching) in the Native Garden at Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose.

    We follow City of San Jose guidelines for volunteering during the pandemic: face covering and social distancing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding hoe (and knee pad, if you prefer that). Wear a face covering, hat, gloves, sturdy garden shoes. Bring plenty of fluids and hydrate often. We start with a 10-minute orientation, then walk to the site, so please be on time.

    First-timers: Bring a signed waiver form available at https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/2020-volunteer-status-and-waiver-of-liability.pdf

    First timers: please follow directions in this meetup to get to the native garden. It is a very large park (200 acres) with two entrances. You want to head to the Google map pin for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden".

    Workdays are sometimes rescheduled or canceled. Always RSVP to confirm, and check the latest updates Friday night. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP so we know and wait-listers get a chance.