some of our previous workshops and events
With around 800 species in California, the bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) are a fascinating, diverse, and ecologically important part of our native flora. The aim of this two‐day work‐ shop is to give participants the basic tools they will need to continue learning and enjoying the local bryophytes on their own.
This workshop has been postponed. Check back soon for a new date.
Learn about the origins of color, work with select rock and plant samples, and take a local walk to learn about different species that lend themselves to exquisite color.
Join botanical Illustrator Joan Keesey for this one day workshop focusing on accurate botanical drawing and graphite techniques.
Unfortunately we need to cancel the wreath workshop this year, but we hope you have a happy holiday season!
Join us for the Friends of the Chico State Herbarium’s Annual Meeting, including a special presentation by Jennifer Jewell, creator and host of the national award‐winning public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden.
Celebrate California native plants! Submit your favorite California native plant photo for a chance to win registration in a Friends of the Chico State Herbarium workshop.
Learn about mountain meadows, why they are so important, how they are threatened, and what is being done to manage and restore them.
Join us for this special field event jointly hosted by the Friends of the Herbarium and the Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
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 some of the most common willows in California.
Join photographer Spencer Dykstra to learn how to use California's incredible flora to create one of a kind photographs. Novice to experienced photographers with any digital camera (even a phone camera!) are welcome and will benefit from the individual instruction.