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The ceanothus in the Ojai Valley is in full, fragrant bloom.

Rediscovering a ‘long lost friend’ – Orange County’s only valley oak

<b>EDITOR’S NOTE:</b> <i>Ron Vanderhoff is horticulturist, a field botanist and a gardener. He’s also a board member of The California Native Plant Society in</i> …

Orange County

Last weekend at CNPS Chapter Council, Laura Camp was recognized for her long term, dedicated volunteer work with the Orange County Chapter, CNPS Chapter Council, and the Board of Directors. Also pictured are Mary Frances Kelly-Poh of the Volunteer Recognition Committee and BOD President Brett Hall.

Vegetation Program - California Native Plant Society

CNPS recently sampled more than 30 plant alliances in the Santa Susana Mountains, the first step toward creating vegetation classification and the …

Jacumba Mtns., Ocotillo, Jacumbas Anza Borrego & Martinez Cyn. Sat/Sun Nov. 17/18, 2012 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Have you ever been to the Jacumba Mountains? If not, you owe it to yourself to check this place out. It's right on the Mexican border, in fact, we'll probably run into border patrol, who will inspect the tread on our shoes to make sure who they've been tracking all morning. The hiking and local flora is nothing short of spectacular, with vistas deep into the beautiful Mexican north country. We'll meet up east of San Diego for a great hike into the Jacumbas for the better part of the day, looking for treasures left behind from late-summer monsoons. Then we'll head out Ocotillo to check on a new sub-species, described just ahead of the bulldozers at the Ocotillo Express Wind Energy Project. We'll camp out in Anza Borrego State Park, and then hit some of our favorite sand dunes on our way to beautiful Martinez Canyon on Sunday. This is a great opportunity to see a variety of beautiful desert areas in pleasant weather, and plan your visit back to the area in the spring! Daytime temps will probably be cool, and evenings will be cooler still. Bring your warmies. Directions come out to participants the week before the trip. 4WD is preferred, but 2WD with high clearance and good tires will probably work as well. We have a few spots available in our 4WD vehicle, so sign up early. Reserve Your Spot... Copy and paste the following to kclark@cnps.org: Name: Project Name/Date: Jacumbas / Anza Borrego Best e-mail: Nov. 10/11, 2012 Best phone (en route to project): City: Vehicle make/model/4WD: Carpool driver or rider: Vegan, vegetarian or omnivore: Age Range: Do you have any physical limitations in rugged conditions?: Specialties such as botany (level of expertise), photography, GPS, guitar: Any questions:

Native plants are key to easy gardening

There's a secret to the low-maintenance garden: native plants. California natives are drought-tolerant, thrive in local soil without amendments and provide forage and habitat for pollinators. Autumn, with its cooler nights and the promise of rainfall, is the ideal time to start a native garden. …

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Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

Always a great event - mark your calendars and pass the word along.

Avila Valley 27 March 2013