How to Make Wreaths, Garlands, and Kissing Balls with Native Plants
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

How to Make Wreaths, Garlands, and Kissing Balls with Native Plants

What comes to mind when you think of the winter holiday season? Do you think of evergreens and baking spices? Did you know that many of our native chaparral shrubs and forest trees are evergreen, and that native sages can remain fragrant for years after drying? Learn more about native plants while you create a holiday wreath, kissing ball, or garland!

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Tree Identification
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Tree Identification

What trees are found in Northern California urban landscapes?

What key characteristics distinguish individual species?

What are the generalities and similarities between tree species to help you group them into families?

International Society of Arborists (ISA) units are available for this workshop.

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Riparian Ecology along the Middle Sacramento River:<br>Understanding Riparian Ecology from the Perspective of Flowing Water
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Riparian Ecology along the Middle Sacramento River:
Understanding Riparian Ecology from the Perspective of Flowing Water

This field-based workshop will examine riparian ecology along the middle Sacramento River from the perspective of flowing river water: How has flowing water determined the location of plant species across the floodplain; How has the flowing water shaped the physical structure of the vegetation.

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Introduction to the Willows of California (Salicaceae)
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to the Willows of California (Salicaceae)

Led by willow expert John Bair

Cottonwoods and willows are the most common riparian hardwood species in California and yet many of us have little idea of how to tell them apart. The goal of the workshop is to instill confidence about vegetative characteristics used in the identification keys in The Jepson Manual and familiarize participants with the six most common willows in California.

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Mushroom Foraging and Identification Workshop<br>January 17, 2016
Jan
17
8:30 AM08:30

Mushroom Foraging and Identification Workshop
January 17, 2016

This workshop will be useful for beginners as well as for people with some knowledge of mushrooms.  This workshop starts with an introduction to mushrooms, then collecting in the field and finally identifying the mushrooms that are found.

The mushrooms are up and flourishing so we hold this workshop on Sunday, January 17th! Please contact Emily Purvis in the Biology Department, (530) 898-5356, if you are interested in attending.

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