some of our previous workshops and events
A group considered difficult by many people, the 90+ California manzanitas are actually easy to identify once you understand the characters and how they vary. Join authors Tom Parker and Mike Vasey to learn about this iconic group of Western North American plants.
Join lichen expert Tom Carlberg to learn how to identify common lichens of the Sierra Nevada/Cascade foothills.
Bidwell Park provides a great outdoor classroom to explore the relationships between landforms, soils, and the vegetation occurring on those soils.
Join local NRCS soil scientist Andrew Conlin do learn about the geologic processess that shape this dramatic landscape.
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!
Join us for the Friends of the Chico State Herbarium Annual Meeting, Guest Speaker, and Open House.
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.
Celebrate California’s Flora!
Submit your best native plant or native landscape images to our 7th annual fall photo event.
Join bee expert Rob Irwin to learn about the diversity and identification of northern California native bees.
Join Hugh Safford, Regional Ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service, to learn about the geology and ecology of serpentine areas in the northern Sierra Nevada.
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.