Plant Collecting and Making Herbarium Specimens
Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Plant Collecting and Making Herbarium Specimens

Are you interested in how to collect plants, press them, and make herbarium specimens? Learn about where to go to collect, how to obtain collection permits, proper collection practices & methods, including what types of data are needed while collecting in order to make specimen labels.

Identifying Lichens to Genus
Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

Identifying Lichens to Genus

Questionably plants, definitely native, unquestionably important, and usually small, lichens are an overlooked but present link in most ecosystems. This one-day workshop will focus on identifying the lichens of the lower Sierra Nevada foothills to genus.

Introduction to Fern (and Lycophyte) Biology and Evolution
Mar
11
9:00 am09:00

Introduction to Fern (and Lycophyte) Biology and Evolution

Become fern fluent! This workshop will be a crash-course introduction to the ferns of the world, with a focus on species that can be observed in the wild in California. The workshop will be led by Carl Rothfels, curator of ferns at UC Berkeley’s University Herbarium.

Natural Color Dye Workshop
Jan
28
9:00 am09:00

Natural Color Dye Workshop

Join author, artist, and designer Sasha Duerr to create a seasonal color palette from an array of native California plant-based dyes. 

Special Seminar
Nov
4
3:30 pm15:30

Special Seminar

Post-Morgan Fire Plant Diversity and Succession
A Framework for Fire-following Species and Fleeting Abundance

Workshop Canceled<br>Tree Identification
Oct
22
9:00 am09:00

Workshop Canceled
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.

Fall Photo Event
Jul
14
Oct 20

Fall Photo Event

Friends of the Chico State Herbarium invites photographers to submit their best native plant or native landscape images to our 6th annual photo event.

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.

Herbarium Open House
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Herbarium Open House

The Chico State Herbarium will be having an Open House as part of the 20th annual CSU, Chico Department of Biological Sciences Student Research Symposium.  Please join us for refreshments, tours of the herbarium, and viewing of students' entries to the plant photo contest.

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Mushroom Foraging and Identification
Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Mushroom Foraging and Identification

Led by mushroom expert Phillip Carpenter.

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.

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.

Introduction to Keying the Sunflowers (Asteraceae)
Sep
12
9:00 am09:00

Introduction to Keying the Sunflowers (Asteraceae)

With approximately 1,500 genera and 23,000 species recorded, the sunflower family (Asteraceae) is the largest plant family in the world. With 233 genera represented, it is also the most diverse plant family in California. Come join us for a taxonomic overview of this remarkable group.