Spring Wildflower Show

Spring Wildflower Show Presented by the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.   FEATURES: Hundreds of fresh wildflower specimens, both native and non-native, from the fields, dunes, forests, and prairies of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, near and far. Bring your photos or samples of wild plants for us to identify. Special theme of this year’s show: Oak Woodlands   EVENTS: Friday 7 pm: Art Night. Artists Annie Reid, Joyce Jonte, and Patricia Sennott will provide creative and congenial atmosphere for artists from beginners to professional to sit down together and draw the flowers of their choice borrowed from the show. Please tell us you are coming, 677-0927. Saturday 11am: Gardening with Native Plants, 2019. Presentation by Pete Haggard. Saturday 3pm: Oak Stewardship by Native Peoples in Northern California. Presentation by Frank Lake. Sunday Noon: Oaks: the Forgotten Old-growth. Presentation by Yana Valachovic Director Humboldt and Del Norte UC Cooperative Extension. Sunday 1:30 pm: An Artist Encounters Oaks. Kathy O’Leary’s art, stories, visual exploration and appreciation of California oaks.   DISPLAYS: Native American Cultural Plants. This display will showcase edible, medicinal, and cultural-use plants of importance to the Wiyot Tribe. Plants of the Dunes Wild Edible Plants. See favorite edible, native plants, species you can grow outside your door for your consumption, while providing native habitat for native wildlife. Invasive plants. Many people are surprised to learn that they harbor in their gardens something that may invade our wildlands. See some of the most troublesome wildland weeds of our area. Play an Invasive Plant Game. Plant books, posters, postcards, and t-shirts will be available for purchase. (Note: the native plant sale and wildflower show will occur at separate locations during the same weekend. Same great events; same weekend; two places!! Don't miss the plant sale at Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Ave Eureka, CA.)