• Tree Planting @ Lake Cunningham Park Marina
    This event was canceled.
  • Nursery Workday
    Come help propagate and maintain plants for our next plant sale or help with the maintenance of our demo garden. Bring liquids and your lunch if you like. A sunhat may be useful if it is sunny. Gloves and tools will be provided at the nursery. Knowledge of plants is not necessary; your willingness to help is all that's required. Drop-ins welcome -- it's not necessary to be there for the entire workday. For more information, contact Vivian Neou at [masked] . Directions: The CNPS Nursery is located at Hidden Villa on Moody Road west of Foothill College. From Hwy. 280 in Los Altos Hills, take the Moody Road exit and head west. Two miles west of Foothill College, look for the Hidden Villa sign and driveway on the left. Proceed over the bridge and park in the Dana Center parking lot to your right. The Nursery is at the greenhouse just beyond the Dana Center. Parking is free for Nursery volunteers.

    CNPS SCV Chapter Nursery at Hidden Villa

    26870 Moody Road · Los Altos Hills, CA

  • Lake Cunningham Native Garden Workday
    Join fellow outdoors and nature lovers and make new friends as we remove invasive plants and establish native plant habitat in Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose, every Saturday 9am-noon. Enjoy working outdoors with a view of the lake, plenty of birds and wildlife, and crisp fall weather. The native garden attracts many birds because of its many native plants. Although we work most Saturdays, some workdays are rescheduled or canceled. If you are planning to come, always RSVP to confirm. First timers should follow directions below else they will get lost (it is a 200-acre park): https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.org/directions/ Please fill out and bring one of the forms at: https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.org/forms/

    Lake Cunningham Native Garden

    2305 S White Road · San Jose, CA

  • Monthly Member Plant Sale - NEW DATE
    This sale is for current CNPS Members only (being a member of this meetup is not the same as being a CNPS member -- you need to join the state CNPS organization to be a CNPS member). If you're not a current member, you can join at https://support.cnps.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=360 CNPS members can purchase plants, t-shirts and "Native Plants Live Here" signs at the Monthly Member Sale day. Please park in the large lot on the left immediately after turning into Hidden Villa (if you get to the entrance kiosk, you've gone too far). You will then need to walk to the nursery, which is next to the Dana Center (turn right just beyond the entrance kiosk). Parking is free for the sale. Let the gatekeeper know that you are going to the nursery. An updated inventory will be published the week of the sale on cnps-scv.org

    CNPS SCV Chapter Nursery at Hidden Villa

    26870 Moody Road · Los Altos Hills, CA

  • Uvas Canyon County Park (Morgan Hill)
    Join Ken and Dee Himes on a 3-4 mile hike in this mostly shady woodland of mixed evergreens including redwoods, madrones, sycamores, alders and big leaf maples. There are also isolated populations of Oregon grape (Berberis nervosa) here, which is more commonly found north of the Golden Gate. We expect to see different types of fruiting bodies and some fall color changes. We’ll meet in the parking lot. The hike will be moderate in intensity, with an elevation gain of about 700 feet. We will walk at a fairly leisurely pace, stopping for lunch about halfway. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes. A walking stick could be useful. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. There is a $6 fee per car. Heavy rain cancels. For more information contact Ken at (650)[masked]. Directions: From Hwy. 101, take the Bailey Ave. exit to head southwest on Bailey 3.2 mi. to McKean Rd. Turn left onto McKean. (McKean becomes Uvas Rd. 2.2 mi. south of Bailey.) From Bailey travel 6 mi. south on McKean/ Uvas Rd. and turn right onto Croy Rd. Continue 4.4 mi. on Croy, through Sveadal (a private resort), to reach the Park entrance. For more about the park visit www.sccgov.org/ sites/parks/parkfinder/Pages/UvasCanyon.aspx.

    Uvas Canyon County Park

    8515 Croy Rd · Morgan Hill, CA

  • Trees and Shrubs of Santa Clara ValleyPlant ID Walk at Rancho Cañada del Oro OSP
    It is said that a place feels like home when you can name the native trees and shrubs around you. Join Arvind Kumar and Stephen Rosenthal to learn about the trees and shrubs native to our area. We will walk through a variety of native habitats: grassland, oak woodland, sage-chaparral scrub and riparian. Expect to see a variety of oaks, bay laurel, madrone, bigberry manzanita, toyon, coffeeberry, buckeye, holly-leaved cherry and snowberry. Trail vista points offer spectacular views of the Diablo Range and Mt. Hamilton. Beginners interested in plant identification are welcome. Bring a hat, water, and a bag lunch. Dress in layers and appropriately for late fall weather. Heavy rain cancels. We’ll cover 4.3 miles with 500’ of elevation gain. Space is limited. Directions: We’ll meet in the preserve parking lot at 10am, at 4289 Casa Loma Rd. in Morgan Hill. From Hwy. 101 South take Bailey Ave. west to McKean Rd. Turn left onto McKean Rd. and head south, past Calero County Park. Turn right on Casa Loma Rd. and follow it to the park entrance. The parking lot is on the left. For a map and detailed directions visit goo.gl/maps/paLx2kuHoV82.

    4289 Casa Loma Rd

    4289 Casa Loma Rd · Morgan Hill, Ca

  • Nursery Workday
    Come help propagate and maintain plants for our next plant sale or help with the maintenance of our demo garden. Bring liquids and your lunch if you like. A sunhat may be useful if it is sunny. Gloves and tools will be provided at the nursery. Knowledge of plants is not necessary; your willingness to help is all that's required. Drop-ins welcome -- it's not necessary to be there for the entire workday. For more information, contact Vivian Neou at [masked] . Directions: The CNPS Nursery is located at Hidden Villa on Moody Road west of Foothill College. From Hwy. 280 in Los Altos Hills, take the Moody Road exit and head west. Two miles west of Foothill College, look for the Hidden Villa sign and driveway on the left. Proceed over the bridge and park in the Dana Center parking lot to your right. The Nursery is at the greenhouse just beyond the Dana Center. Parking is free for Nursery volunteers.

    CNPS SCV Chapter Nursery at Hidden Villa

    26870 Moody Road · Los Altos Hills, CA

  • Creating Living Landscapes to Restore Nature’s Relationships, Douglas Tallamy
    A movie night with (video-recorded) Douglas Tallamy Bring some popcorn or your favorite movie snack. We’ll be watching a video on Douglas Tallamy’s latest book, The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden and discussing the information in the movie. You’ll learn how to change your landscape to attract more creatures, especially caterpillars. Douglas Tallamy is currently professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology and other subjects. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.

    Campbell Library

    77 Harrison Avenue · Campbell, CA

  • Lake Cunningham Native Garden Workday
    Join fellow outdoors and nature lovers and make new friends as we remove invasive plants and establish native plant habitat in Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose, every Saturday 9am-noon. Enjoy working outdoors with a view of the lake, plenty of birds and wildlife, and crisp fall weather. The native garden attracts many birds because of its many native plants. Although we work most Saturdays, some workdays are rescheduled or canceled. If you are planning to come, always RSVP to confirm. First timers should follow directions below else they will get lost (it is a 200-acre park): https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.org/directions/ Please fill out and bring one of the forms at: https://lakecunninghamnativegarden.org/forms/

    Lake Cunningham Native Garden

    2305 S White Road · San Jose, CA

  • Nursery Workday
    Come help propagate and maintain plants for our next plant sale or help with the maintenance of our demo garden. Bring liquids and your lunch if you like. A sunhat may be useful if it is sunny. Gloves and tools will be provided at the nursery. Knowledge of plants is not necessary; your willingness to help is all that's required. Drop-ins welcome -- it's not necessary to be there for the entire workday. For more information, contact Vivian Neou at [masked] . Directions: The CNPS Nursery is located at Hidden Villa on Moody Road west of Foothill College. From Hwy. 280 in Los Altos Hills, take the Moody Road exit and head west. Two miles west of Foothill College, look for the Hidden Villa sign and driveway on the left. Proceed over the bridge and park in the Dana Center parking lot to your right. The Nursery is at the greenhouse just beyond the Dana Center. Parking is free for Nursery volunteers.

    CNPS SCV Chapter Nursery at Hidden Villa

    26870 Moody Road · Los Altos Hills, CA