• Native Plants for Year-Round Color, a talk by Madeline Morrow

    Learn how to select and group plants with varying bloom times so your garden is never without color. You’ll enjoy it and so will the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds! See how to choose different plant forms and include beautiful bark, berry, and seed producing species for maximum interest all year long. Madeline Morrow is a past President of our CNPS Chapter and current board member. A former computer programmer, she now volunteers in her community and works extensively on her native garden. Her garden was featured in Bay Nature magazine in March 2013; and she solved her drainage problem by installing a rain garden. This talk will be live streamed on YouTube and Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/c/CNPSSantaClaraValley Zoom requires advance registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsf-ysrTMjHtCXsY8MwwhnHvaiOj5A1BWb

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Lake Cunningham Native Garden

    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, social distancing, no tool sharing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding mattock (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 In google maps search for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden", and follow directions exactly, else you may get lost in this 200-acre park. 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.

  • Photography Group Meeting

    Online event

    This is the CNPS SCV Photography Group's monthly photo sharing meeting (second Wednesday of each month, 7-9pm). All are welcome. Anyone who has pictures of their adventures to share can participate! You don't have to share photos to join -- folks who just want to see pictures and hear photo tips are welcome. If you want to share, please join the Photography Group's email list: http://www.cnps-scv.org/index.php/activities/photography-group The signup for photo sharing will be available on the email list.

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Lake Cunningham Native Garden

    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, social distancing, no tool sharing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding mattock (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 In google maps search for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden", and follow directions exactly, else you may get lost in this 200-acre park. 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.

  • Project 467: Enhancing Native Plant Diversity at Edgewood, Stuart B. Weiss Ph.D.

    Edgewood Natural Preserve near Redwood City is famous for its flower-filled serpentine grasslands. But the 467 acres of Edgewood support great biodiversity in the chaparral, oak woodlands, and grasslands on more fertile soils. The 100+ acres of fertile grasslands are by far the most weed-invaded habitat, and have been the focus of successful control of “macroweeds.” Learn how the Friends of Edgewood and Creekside Science are pursuing the goal of decreasing “microweeds” and increasing native cover and diversity. A Rapid Assessment Plot (RAP) inventory with over 80 plots documented more than 90 native species in the fertile grasslands, albeit often at low cover. They are investigating treatments to reduce annual weed seedlings just after germination, including hydromechanical pulverization (HMP) -- basically pressurewashing the grassland, and close-mowing with string cutters. Besides commercially available local seeds, they are using more than 15 species of “boutique” seeds grown at Edgewood Farms and the Native Garden. They are trying to develop a long-term “indigenous” approach to restoration, whereby a beautiful, colorful diversity of native plants is established and can spread naturally given occasional management. This talk will be live streamed on YouTube and Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/c/CNPSSantaClaraValley Zoom requires advance registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsf--vrz0jEt0O_-U91P_LOXQatYsDNryK

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Lake Cunningham Native Garden

    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, social distancing, no tool sharing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding mattock (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 In google maps search for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden", and follow directions exactly, else you may get lost in this 200-acre park. 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.

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Lake Cunningham Native Garden

    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, social distancing, no tool sharing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding mattock (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 In google maps search for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden", and follow directions exactly, else you may get lost in this 200-acre park. 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.

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Lake Cunningham Native Garden

    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, social distancing, no tool sharing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding mattock (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 In google maps search for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden", and follow directions exactly, else you may get lost in this 200-acre park. 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.

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Lake Cunningham Native Garden

    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, social distancing, no tool sharing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding mattock (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 In google maps search for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden", and follow directions exactly, else you may get lost in this 200-acre park. 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.

  • Habitat Restoration @ Lake Cunningham

    Lake Cunningham Native Garden

    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, social distancing, no tool sharing. Bring your own bucket and a weeding mattock (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 In google maps search for "Lake Cunningham Native Garden", and follow directions exactly, else you may get lost in this 200-acre park. 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.