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Welcome to the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serving Inland Mendocino and Lake Counties.

Be sure to visit our table at the Mendocino College Fall 2014 Plant Sale on Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4. Friday hours are 9 to 5 and Saturday hours are 9 to 3.

 

We have a New Meeting Space for Sanhedrin CNPS Programs & Speakers!

We have rented the Ukiah Garden Club House for the year and are happy to affiliate with this local gardening organization. We will be able to have monthly programs here and welcome members’ideas for future speakers and topics. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our First Program is Native Plant Gardening for the Drought - A special presentation by Ken Montgomery - Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7 PM at the Ukiah Garden Club House, 1203 W. Clay Street, Ukiah. Free and open to all. 

                                                 

Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Sanhedrin Chapter Field Trips 

Field trips are free and open to members and non-members. Beginners and botanists are invited to attend and learn more about the flora of Mendocino and Lake Counties. 

  • Oak Walk in Low Gap Park - October 11, 2014 from 9 - 12 noon. Leader: Kerry Heise  (707) 462-4533  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
  • Plant Habitat Walk in Low Gap Park - Sunday November 9, 2014. Meet 10 am at picnic table near tennis courts. Learn how two major geological units in the park show how the Coast Ranges were formed and see the different plant habitats growing on them. Several minor rock habitats will be pointed out and most local types of rocks identified. About 3 hours easy walk. Leader: Chuck Williams (707) 462-8984.

 

 

Other Local Events

  • Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals Among California's Oaks Book Signing at Grace Hudson Museum - Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 2pm - 4pm. Kate Marianchild , author of the new book Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals Among California's Oaks. Kate's book will be available at the Museum Gift Shop along with prints by Ann Meyer Maglinte, illustrator of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands. For more information contact the Grace Hudson Museum at 707-467-2836 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • David Casterson's Morning Interpretive Walk and Evening Campfire Talk at Hendy Woods State Park- Saturday, September 6, 2014. Interpretive Walk begins t 10:30 a.m., the Evening Campfire Talk at 8 pm. 
  • Orr Creek Clean Up - Saturday, September 20, 2014. Sponsored by the Friends of Gibson Creek.  For further information on the Orr Cleanup contact 463-2721 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
  • Upper Russian River Walk and Clean Up 2014 - Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Volunteers Needed! Join teams to walk the West Fork from Redwood Valley to the Forks gathering trash. To volunteer, contact Cathy Monroe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 485-8249 or Deborah Edelman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 462-3664 ext 106. See Clean Up Flyer or go to www.mcrcd.org for more information. Hosted by Mendocino County Resource Conservation District and Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority. Special thanks to Cathy Monroe, Sanhedrin CNPS member.
  • Eel River Clean Up - Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9 AM at the Pioneer Bridge (past Potter Valley). Contact Beb Ware at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Hopland Area Russian River Clean Up - Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 AM. Ken Johnson is organizing a Hopland area cleanup along sections of the Russian River. Volunteers will meet at the Real Goods parking lot at 9 am. They will meet back at the Real Goods Pond around noon where free lunch and beverages will be provided by the cleanup's sponsors. The Hopland Cleanup will provide bottled water, garbage grabbers and bags, but encourages volunteers to bring gloves. For more information contact Ken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-0226.

 

October Native Plant Sales

Local Plant Sale! The Mendocino College Fall 2014 Plant Sale will be on Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4. Friday hours are 9 to 5 and Saturday hours are 9 to 3. 

The Milo Baker Chapter's 43rd Annual Plant Sale is on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Santa Rosa Vets Building.

 

Native Plant News

The Sanhedrin Chapter Now Has Native Plant Books for Sale:

  • California Native Gardening: A Month by Month Guide
  • California Native Plants for the Garden
  • California Wildlife Habitat Garden
  • Oaks of California
  • Wildflowers of Northern California's Wine Country and North  Coast Ranges

And a Selection of Native Plant Posters: 

  • CNPS California Wildflower Posters:
    • Spring, Coast, Redwood Forest, Desert, Shrubs of the Coast Ranges
  • CNPS Grass Poster Placemat sets, laminated (4 per set)

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 462-2018, or you can pick them up at these events:
-Oct. 3rd & 4th CNPS table at College Plant Sale
-Oct. 11 Oak Walk in Low Gap Park
-Oct. 16 CNPS program on "Gardening with Native Plants" at the Ukiah Garden Club House

 

CNPS Statewide Field Trips 

 Rare Plant Treasure Hunt events calendar.

 

 

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Click on the first photo below to view the slide show of local plants taken by our members.  

 

Founded in 1965, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a science‐based nonprofit dedicated to increasing understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants, and to conserving them and their natural habitats.