California Native Plant Society
San Gabriel Mountains Chapter

Past programs and field trips of our chapter

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS


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Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.: The saga of Nevin's barberry: SoCal native on the brink of extinction, with Loraine Washburn

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.: Mariposa Lilies of the Southern California Floristic Province, with Fred Roberts

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.: Hiding in plain sight: a new cactus species from the California desert, with Michelle Cloud-Hughes

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.: Wild Suburbia: Learning to garden with native plants, with Barbara Eisenstein

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.: The Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery, with Nick Hummingbird

Thursday, September 22, 2016: Pot Luck Supper 6:30 p.m., Members' Slide Show 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m.: Creating a habitat garden, with April Garbat Vaughan

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.: The effects of historic drought in California on chaparral with Stephen Davis

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.: Tuberous Claytonia of the Southern California Mountains: how many species are we talking about? with Tommy Stoughton

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.: From parking lot to pollinator garden – a wild garden in the heart of the city with Carol Bornstein

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m.: Returning rain water to the aquifer: Simple water infiltration practices, with Orchid Black

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.: Of Moss and Men - Bryophytes for Everyone, with Kirsten Fisher

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: Putting California on your plate: Is a low-water diet in our future, and will any of those foods be California natives? with Antonio Sanchez

Thursday, September 24, 2015: Pot Luck Supper 6:30 p.m., Members' Slide Show 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: What flora of Tejon Ranch tell us about flora of California, with Nick Jensen

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: California's fading wildflowers, with Rich Minnich

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: Experiences at the CNPS Conference, January 2015, with chapter members

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: Vascular flora of the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills, with Naomi Fraga

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: Threats to oak trees, with Tom Coleman

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: New, rare and unique native plants for your garden, with Antonio Sanchez

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Native groundcovers, with Orchid Black

Thursday, September 25, 2014: Pot Luck Supper 6:30 p.m., Members' Slide Show 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 26, 2014: 7:30 p.m.: Foraging California, with Christopher Nyerges

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: A rose is still a rose, but is a monkeyflower still a Mimulus? Where have all the monkeyflowers gone…findings from the lab and the field, with Naomi Fraga

Thursday, April 24, 2014: Propagating natives in your backyard, with Daniel Geiger

March 27, 2014: The Devils Gate Sediment Removal Project, with Mickey Long and Rebecca Shields Moose

Thursday, February 27, 2014: Site-specific maintenance manuals for native plant gardens, with Ellen Mackey

Thursday, January 23, 2014: Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains, with Bob Allen and Fred Roberts

Thursday, October 24, 2013: California Native Landscape Design, with Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren

Thursday, September 26, 2013: Pot Luck Supper 6:30 p.m., Slide Show 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 27, 2013: Mt. Gleason paintbrush is back — the hows and whys of plant name changes, with Gary Wallace

Thursday, May 23, 2013: Plants of the San Emigdio Mountains Region, with Pam De Vries

Thursday, April 26, 2013: Plant identification workshop, with Gabi McLean

Thursday, March 28, 2013: Rare Plant Treasure Hunts and the Red Jeepsters Team, with Kathy LaShure

Thursday, February 28, 2013: Baja California, with Jon Rebman

Thursday, January 24, 2013: The Live Forevers of Southern California and Northern Baja California, with Fred Robert

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: Designing California Native Gardens, with Carol Bornstein

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: The Lily Spring Area Survey, a phenology study in the high country of the San Gabriel Mountains, with Jane Tirrel

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: Is large-scale desert solar and wind really renewable energy? with Chris Clarke

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: The forest recovery project, with Corina Roberts

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m: Can old dogs learn new tricks? Some conservation lessons from Owens Valley, with Dan Prichett

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: Sowing native seeds for spring color, with Genevieve Arnold

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: Managing the land the Native way, with Kat High

Thursday, October 27, 2011: Water conserving alternatives for lawns, with Bart O'Brien

Thursday, June 23, 2011: Will environmental regulation save the planet? with Ty Garrison

Thursday, May 26, 2011: Arroyo Seco Plants, Natural Communities and Habitat Values, with Mickey Long

Thursday, April 28, 2011: Wildflower areas of Southern California, with Bart O'Brien

Thursday, March 24, 2011: Landscaping Plants for California Gardens, with Bob Perry

Thursday, February 24, 2011: Griffith Park Rare Plant Survey, with Dan Cooper

Thursday, January 27, 2011: Gold-spotted oak borer, with Tom Scott

Thursday, June 24, 2010: Plant Identification Workshop, with Gabi McLean (See Downloads section of the Our Chapter page for the workshop slides.)

Thursday, May 27, 2010, Easy natives for your garden, with Orchid Black

Thursday, April 22, 2010, The October 2007 fire storm in San Diego County, with Fred Roberts

Thursday, March 25, 2010: Pollination mechanisms, with Bob Allen

Thursday, February 25, 2010: Eradicating and controlling wildland weeds, with Bill Neill

Thursday, January 28, 2010: Untangling the taxonomic mess of California's miniature monkey flowers, with Naomi Fraga.

Thursday, October 22, 2009: Native trees for urban gardens, with Lili Singer

Thursday, September 24, 2009: Oaks of Los Angeles County, Identification and Associated Species, with Rebecca Latta

Thursday, June 25, 2009: History of Oak Woodlands in Los Angeles County, with Rosi Dagit.

Thursday, May 28, 2009: Cacti, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada, with Stephen Ingram

Thursday, April 23, 2009: Tongva maintenance of the land, with Mark Acuna.

Thursday, March 26, 2009: Plant Identification Workshop, with Gabi McLean (See Downloads section of the Our Chapter page for an updated version of the workshop slides.)

Thursday, February 26, 2009: California Sonoran and Mojave Desert Plants, Amazing Beauty in a Harsh Environment, with Steve Hartman

Thursday, January 22, 2009: Plant Tales from San Martin Island and the Bay of San Quintin, with Sula Vanderplank

Thursday, October 23, 2008: Gardening with Native Bulbs, with Lili Singer

Thursday, September 25, 2008: Living with Chaparral, with Ronald D. Quinn

Thursday, June 26, 2008: Plant Identification Workshop, with Gabi McLean (See Downloads section of the Our Chapter page for an updated version of the workshop slides.)

Thursday, May 22, 2008: Caring for Oaks with Rebecca Latta

Thursday, April 24: Historical Wetlands of the San Gabriel River with Dr. Shawna Dark

Thursday, March 27: Arid Land Restoration: Purpose and Need with Richard Montijo

Thursday, February 28, 2008: Lester Rowntree, a Pioneer Female Horticulturist, with Rosemary Foster

Thursday, January 24, 2008: Understanding Invasive Species: What are the Basic and Why with Janet Nickerman

Thursday, October 24, 2007: Lawn-friendly native plants, with Rick Fisher

Thursday, September 27, 2007: Tejon-Tehachapi Park: A Vision for California’s Newest Park, with Ileene Anderson

Thursday, June 28, 2007: Early Natural History Clubs of Southern California Prior to the 1950s, with Gary Wallace

Thursday, May 24, 2007: Plant Communities of the San Bernardino Mountains, with Scott Eliason

Thursday, April 26, 2007: Rare Plants of Palomar, with Robert Lauri

Thursday, March 22, 2007: The Ballona Wetlands Marsh, with Lisa Fimiani and Edith Read

Thursday, February 22, 2007: Chumash Healing, with James D. Adams and Cecilia Garcia

Thursday, January 25, 2007: Ceanothus, with Barbara Eisenstein

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PAST FIELD TRIPS OF OUR CHAPTER


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Sat.-Sun., May 6-7, 2017: Rare Plant Treasure Hunt near Elizabeth Lake

Saturday-Sunday, May 13-14, 2017: Bryophytes at Buckhorn and at CSULA

Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30, 2017: Tejon Ranch Conservancy

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Saddfleback Butte State Park, Antelope Valley

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: A chapter member's native garden

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m.: Placerita Canyon

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m.: Rim of the Valley Trail, Deukmejian Wilderness Park

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m.: Blue Ridge Pacific Crest Trail, Part 2

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m.: Blue Ridge Pacific Crest Trail, Part 1

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m.: Josephine Saddle via Josephine Fire Road

CANCELLED Saturday, April 9, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Annual desert outing - Saddleback Butte State Park

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m.: Grizzly Flat Road

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 08:00 a.m.: Mountain mosses

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m..: San Dimas Experimental Station Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 09:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Santa Fe dam County Regional park

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Crystal Lake - Pinyon Ridge Nature Trail

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m.: AT SHORT NOTICE: Pacfic Crest Trail near Cloudburst Summit/Buckhorn, Angeles National Forest

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9:00 a.m.: Sunland Welcome Nature Garden and Tujunga Wash

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m.: Mount Lowe, Angeles National Forest (Five-Way Junction near Inspiration Point)

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.: Chilao-Santa Clara Divide Road

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m.: Vasquez Rocks County Park

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:30 a.m.: AT SHORT NOTICE: Mojave Desert Wildflowers: Black Butte Basin Trip

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 10 a.m.: Lemon Lilies at Big Cienega

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10 a.m.: A rock-garden spectacle on the southwest side of Mt. Waterman

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9 a.m.: Wildflowers of Dark Canyon Trail

Saturday, June 1, 2013: Glendora Ridge Road

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9 a.m.: Lower Clamshell Road, Monrovia Wilderness Park

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9 a.m.: Fourth Annual Mickey Long Desert Field Trip: Piñon Hills

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9 a.m.: Chamisal Mesa, Angeles National Forest

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9 a.m.: Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, So. El Monte

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9 a.m.: Short field outing to Santa Fe Dam

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 08:00 a.m – 02:00 p.m., Mt. Baldy moonworts hunt, with Kim Clark

Saturday, July 14, 2012, 10:00 a.m., Charlton Flats Picnic Area and Silver Moccasin Trai, with Ginny Heringer

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:00 a.m.: Arlington Garden Pasadena, with Jane Strong

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 09:00 a.m.: Bernard Field Station, Claremont, with Nancy Hamlett

Saturday, October 22, 2011: Fall color in Baldy Canyon, Barrett-Stoddard Road, with Jane Strong

Saturday, September 24, 2011: Technicolor Trees: West Fork of the San Gabriel River, with Jane Strong

Saturday, August 27, 2011: Lower Arroyo Seco Natural Area, with Tim Martinez and Jane Strong

Saturday, August 13, 2011: Blooms and Butterflies along Angeles Crest Highway, with Jane Strong

Saturday, July 23, 2011, Fullerton Arboretum: bug safari and tour of the gardens, with Jane Strong:

Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10:00 a.m.: Highway 39 above Crystal Lake, with Jane Strong

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 10:00 a.m.: Highway 2 and Santa Clara Divide Road, with Gabi McLean & Jane Strong

Saturday, May 7, 2011: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, with Jim Henrich

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 9:30 a.m.: First Annual Mickey Long Desert Field Trip: Bob's Gap Road

Saturday, March 5, 2011.: Quest for the Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly

Saturday, February 4, 2011: Powder Canyon, with Jane Strong

Saturday, January 8, 2011: Califronia Garden at Descanso Gardens, with Rachel Young

Saturday, August 21, 2010: PCT and Blue Ridge Road, with Jane Strong

Saturday, August 7, 2010: Mt. Pinos, with Jane Strong

Saturday, July 10, 2010, Manker Flat, San Antonio Canyon, with Jane Strong

Saturday, June 5, 2010, Heaps Peak Arboretum, with Jane Strong

Saturday, May 15, 2010, Glendora Ridge Road, with Bob Muns

Saturday, April 24, 2010, Desert Pines Wildlife Sanctuary, with Mickey Long

Saturday, March 20, 2010: San Gabriel Mission and El Molino Viejo, with Cynthia Guthrie

Saturday, October 24, 2009: Lower Arroyo Seco, with Jane Strong and Cynthia Guthrie

May 2009 through September 2009: Five Mountain Plant Walks in the Angeles High Country, with Jane Strong

October 2007 through August 2008, first Saturday of the month, Chilao Mountain Walks, with Jane Strong

Sunday, April 6, 2008: Antelope Valley Wildflowers and Ecology

Sunday, March 9, 2008: Joatngna Trail at Lower San Antonio Fire Station

Saturday, January 5, 2008, mountain plant walk: Manzanitas and other winter bloomers

Saturday, April 28, 2007, 8:30 a.m., Santa Fe Dam County Park, led by Mickey Long

Sunday, April 15, 2007, 8:30 a.m., Sturtevant Falls, led by Tom Hood

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