Newsletter Archive

Newsletter Archive

Gold Field Notes Archive

Newsletter of the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

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July-August

  • July Program: Mini-Conference: What Work Does the Chapter Do?
  • Previews of presentations to be shared at mini-conference
  • Plant Walk to Gerle Lake and Creek
  • Announcements for Two Upcoming Monitoring Field Days

March-April

  • March Program: Creating Bird-Friendly Environments
  • Spring Plant Sale: Online Shopping and Pick-Up In-Person
  • Spring Plants Walks
  • Using Calscape to Plan Your Garden

January-February No newsletter

November-December

  • November Program: Fire Resiliency of Culturally Significant Plants
  • Growing Native Milkweed for Monarch Habitat
  • Updates from California Invasive Plant Council
  • Reflections on the 2022 CNPS Conference
  • Farewell from Alice

September-October

  • September Program: The Nature Nook – A Special Habitat for Native Plants
  • A Forest Recovers From the Caldor Fire
  • A Perspective on the Caldor Fire From Eldorado Forest Supervisor Jeff Marsolais
  • Weeds, Fire Risk, and Resilient Forest Landscapes

July-August

  • July Program: All about an invasion—a plant invasion
  • After Caldor, wildflowers galore!
  • Taking Up a Carbon Neutral Pledge: Driving to Plant Walks
  • Summer Plant Walks

May-June

  • May Program: Ginna Meyer’s Favorite Hikes
  • Spring Plant Walks
  • Heritage Oak Project
  • Open House At Nature Nook
  • Volunteers Help to Restore Forest Lost in the 2014 King Fire

March-April

  • March Program: Supporting Garden Allies – Gardening for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
  • Taking Up The Carbon Neutral Pledge
  • Weeds – Past, present, and future
  • Spring Plant Walks
  • Spring Plant Sale: Order Online March 19 to April 2. Pick-Up April 9

Jamuary-Febraury No newsletter

November-December

  • November Program: New Light on Calochortus Evolution
  • CAL-Invasive Plant Council – Report on 2021 Conference
  • Stinkwort Brochure to Share
  • Fall Plant Sale – A Success!

September-October

  • September Program: Landscape Design Primer
  • Book Review: California Foraging
  • Twice Yearly Plant Sale (online)
  • Plant Walk to Calaveras Big Tree State Park
  • Remembering Don Smith
  • Traditional Uses of Ceanothus

July-August

  • July Program: The Origins of California’s Flora Through Time and Space
  • Sequestering Carbon Case Study II: Volunteers Protecting Legacy Pines in Creek Ecological Restoration Project
  • Stinkwort Having a Tough Year!
  • In-Person Plant Walks This Summer
  • Pine Hill Plants and Fuel Reduction

May-June

  • May Program: Calflora: Information on Wild Plants (with focus on selecting plants for your garden)
  • Sequestering Carbon Case Study: The Dowty Property in Humboldt County, California
  • Good News: In-Person Plant Walks Resume in May 2021!
  • CNPS Volunteers Join in Tree Planting
  • Welcome to New Chairs

March-April

  • March Program: Living With Wildfire and Native Plants Too
  • Benefits of Gardening With Natives and Online Spring Plant Sale
  • Book Review: Enough For All, Foods of My Dry Creek Pomo and Bodega MiWuk People
  • Annie Walker and Tal Blackburn Retiring

January-Febraury

  • January Program: Pine Hill Preserve – New Preserves, New Fire, and New Research
  • Taking Up a Carbon Neutral Pledge: Resources
  • Bees of the Pine Hill Preserve
  • Reserach at the Pine Hill Preserve

November-December

  • November Program: Homegrown Habitat – Connecting and Enhancing Habitat One Yard at a Time
  • Online Plant Sale – A Success!
  • Pine Hill Preserves – New Preserves, New Fire, and New Research
  • Report: California Invasive Plant Council Annual Meeting

September-October

  • September Program: CNPS’s Vegetation Program and California’s Botanical Landscapes
  • El Dorado Chapter CNPS Fall 2020 Plant Sale – ONLINE! October 1 to 7 and list of potential plants at the sale
  • Traditional Uses of Redbud
  • El Dorado Chapter’s You Tube Channel
  • Favorite Plants for El Dorado County

July-August

  • July Program: Ecological Forestry, Fuels Modifications, Fire Safety, and Conservation
  • On The Trail of Stinkwort
  • Virtual Plant Walks on Chapter Website
  • Taking Up the Carbon Neutral Pledge
  • New Brochure for Chapter

May-June

  • May Program: Ceanothus and Arctostaphylos of the Sierra Nevada
  • News Flash: Pine Hill Flannelbush Seedlings Found After Fire
  • The Beauty of the Found Landscape
  • Research: Survival of Pacerka layneae (Layne’s butterweed)
  • Weed Update: Stinkwort On The Railroad Tracks
  • Chapter Project: The Nature Nook at Placerville Library
  • Native Plant Garden Begun At Local High School

March-April

  • March Program: Landscape Design Primer
  • A Way to Help Monarchs
  • Taking Up A Carbon Neutral Pledge
  • Plants Walks
  • Native Plant Sale, April 4: List of Potential Plants

January-February

  • January Program: Galapagos Islands: Magical Cradle of Evolution
  • A Weed to Watch Out For – Stinkwort in El Dorado County
  • Neighborhood Weed Warriors – Join in for 2020!
  • Taking Up A Carbon Neutral Pledge

November-December

  • November Program: Living with Extremes – A year’s adventure in Alaska and the Yukon
  • Good News At Caples Creek Fire
  • Pine Hill Research: Fall update

September-October

  • September Program: Ecological Entanglement – Fairy Moths and Califoria Native Plants
  • Chapter Volunteers Assist With Pine Hill Fire Ecology Study
  • Caples Creek: Done for this Year – Thank You to All!
  • Fall Plant Sale and List of Potential Plants

July-August

  • July Program: Carnies and Vampires or the Alternative Lifestyles of PlantsVolunteer
  • Opportunities at High Sierra Meadows
  • Volunteers Begin to Protect Old-Growth Ponderosa Pines in Caples Creek Roadless Area
  • On the Lookout For Weeds: Italian Thistle

May-June

  • May Program: Vernal Pools of California
  • Local Success Story With Our Oak Woodlands
  • Volunteer Opporunties in Caples Creek Headwaters
  • Clark Youth Fund Update: Camino School

March-April

January-February – postcard, no newsletter

November-December

  • November Program: Treasure in the Foothills: Lava Caps
  • Biodiversity for the Birds
  • Calling for help leading plant walks!

September-October

  • September Program: Creating Bird Friendly Landscapes
  • Celebrating Our Chapter’s 25th Anniversary on September 29
  • Fall plant sale (October 6) and list of potential plants

July-August – no newsletter

May-June

March-April

  • March Program: Growing Native Grass Meadows
  • Progress on Demonstration Garden
  • Spring Plant Walks
  • List of potential plants at Spring Plant Sale

January-March 2018 – no newsletter

November-December

  • November Program: Pine Hill Plants: Ecology and Conservation
  • Traditional Uses of Ceanothus
  • Lava Caps in the Proposed Caples Wilderness Area

September-October

  • September Program: River Friendly Landscaping
  • Fall native plant sale – check out list of likely plants
  • Discoveries on Bassi Falls Walk
  • Renovating the County’s Xeriscape Garden

July-August 2017 – no newsletter

May-June

  • May program: Restoring Disturbed Landscapes
  • Rare Plant Treasure Hunt at Pine Hill
  • New Education Coordinator
March-April
  • March Program: Sustainable gardening with California natives
  • Volunteer opportunities: Plant surveying and weed pulls
  • Citizen Science: Biodiversity and eDNA
  • Spring native plant sale – check out list of likely plants
January-February
  • January Program: Scientific Botanical Exploration of the Pacific
  • The Search For The Type Localities Of Packera layneae and Wyethia reticulata
November-December
  • Pollinators: Picky Eaters and Their Life Requirements
  • California Weather Blog: Keeping Up On Weather Patterns and Trends
  • Chapter Elections at the December Meeting
September-October
  • Creating wildlife friendly fire-resistant landscapes
  • Highlights from trip to Jeff Davis Peak
  • CALSCAPE: Your guide to native plants suitable to El Dorado County
  • Fall native plant sale – check out list of likely plants
July-August
  • Rare Plant Treasure Hunt at Pine Hill
  • Ecological Restoration Workday – August 13
  • Madrone – A Lovely Tree for your Garden
 May-June
  • Another Successful Plant Sale
  • Great Growing Trio
  • Helping a Rare Sedge at Traverse Creek
  • New Chapter Website – Check it Out!

 March-April

  • Preview of Native Garden Tour in Sacramento
  • Rare Plant Treasure Hunt – A Sedge at Pine Hill
  • Spring-Summer Plant Walks
  • Spring Plant Sale List (pdf)
January-February 2016 – no newsletter
November-December 
  • Plant Diversity in El Dorado County
  • Restoration on Jones Fork Silver Creek
  • Resources to Help You Lose your Lawn 
September-October
  • Landscaping After the Lawn
  • Bring Back the Pollinators
  • Grand Opening – Sherwood Demonstration Garden
  • Fall Plant Sale List
July-August – no newsletter
May-June
  • Hunting for Rare Plants
  • Plant Sale Success
  • Visiting the County Supervisors
  • Native Plant Displays at the Library
March-April
  • Invasive Plants: Yellow Star Thistle
  • Spring Plant Walks
  • Showcasing Our Native Flora
  • Spring Plant Sale List
January-February
  • January Program: Forests and Climate Change
  • Plant Workshops at Chico Herbarium
  • Update on New Native Plant Garden
November-December
  • Bumble Bees and Citizen Science
  • Gift Suggestions for the Holidays
  • Elections – Meet the Candidates
September-October
  • Visiting a Rare Buckwheat
  • Hunting for Rare Sunflowers
  • Memorial to a Dear Friend
  • Fall Plant Sale and List
July-August – no newsletter
May-June
  • Summer Plant Walks
  • New column: “In the Bush or In the Backyard”
  • Hunting Bitterroot at Traverse Creek
March-April
  • Spring Plant Walks
January-February – no newsletter
November-December
  • Clark Youth Fund Awards
  • Alder Creek Restoration
  • Resources for Native Plant Gardening
September-October 
  • Field Trip: Yosemite’s Lost Pacific Yews
  • Workshop: Designing a Pollinator Garden
July-August
  • The Program: What’s “Growing” on with California’s Native Plants: 
    the Past, our Present, and Prospects for the Future
May-June – no newsletter
March-April
  • Plant Sale News
  • Greenfire Great Success
  • Field Trips for the New Season
January-February
  • Gabbro and Serpentine Plants of the Pine Hill Preserve
  • Allelopathy: One Way Plants Protect Themselves
  • Film Screening – Green Fire: Aldo Leopold, Land Ethic for Our Time
November-December
  • Restoring Forest Meadows and Forest Service Credibility
September-October
  • Fall Plant Sale
  • Tending the Wild
May-June – no newsletter
March-April
  • Build it, They will Come
January-February
  • Corn Lilies in Van Vleck Meadow
  • Retracing Footsteps of California Botanists
  • Plant Checklists for Favorite Places
November-December- no newsletter
September-October
  • Exciting Moonwort Discoveries
  • Fall Plant Sale and Plant List
  • Groundcovers for Sunny Areas
July-August
  • Rare Plant Treasure Hunt
  • Wrights Lake Hikes
  • Summer Plant Walks
  • Invites for Web Page Photos
May-June
  • Behind the Scenes at Plant Sales
  • Spring and Summer Plant Walks
  • Statewide Rare Plant Treasure Hunts
March-April
  • California Native Plant Week
  • Spring Plant Walks
  • Good Places to See Wildflowers
  • Top Ten Natives for Gardening
January-February
  • Rosemary Carey Elected Chapter President
  • Cal-IPC Inventory Project Description & Call for Volunteers
November-December – no newsletter
September-October
  • Wrights Lake Summer Tours
  • Rare Plant Treasure Hunt
  • Xeriscape Garden Improvement Program
July-August
  • Butterfly Gardening in the Foothills
May-June
  • Clark Youth Fund Awards
  • Native Garden Tour
March-April
  • Announcements of Programs
  • New Meeting Schedule
January-February
  • Winter Blooms in Death Valley