Field Trips

Our Field Trips

We offer free field trips to many areas, especially within (but not exclusively) El Dorado County, from the westernmost lower Sierra Nevada foothills up to the mountain meadows. You don’t need a science background to enjoy our outings; most of our members are folks interested in and appreciative of our lovely native plants. We often refer to our field trips as “plant walks”, as we prefer to stroll to give us time to get to know the plants we encounter, rather than taking serious hikes.

To participate in one or more of our field trips, you’ll need to register online for each and sign a liability waiver. Once registered, you’ll receive an confirmation email with information about where and when to meet and what to bring on the trip. If you have questions, you can send a message to our Field Trip Coordinator, Ginna Meyer, by clicking here.

Though membership in California Native Plant Society is not required to participate in our field trips, we heartily recommend you do so! Membership in CNPS gives you access to two publications, “Flora” and “Artemisia”, with information about events and field trips, as well as discounts on plants at our Native Plant Sales. To join CNPS, click here.

Upcoming Field Trips

Field trips will be limited to 20 participants. To join a field trip, click on the desired field trip below, then fill out the form below the description. If you have suggestions for places in addition to those below for this year, please email Ginna Meyer.

Field Trips
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
9:00 am
Grass Lake and Old Highway 89
Round-leaf Sundew by G.Meyer. Grass Lake is a large bog in the Eldorado National Forest near Luther Pass on Highway 89 south of the town of Meyers. From our Chapter website: “Grass Lake is the largest Sphagnum bog in California and...