This is a GREAT group, there are outings, meetings, hikes, newsletters and so many fun ways to get involved. There is a house tour of Native Gardens in the spring. If you want to learn more, start with the newsletter. — the editor
The January-February 2015 issue of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS Blazing Star newsletter is now online!
Coming up this Friday night (1/23), join us for Keying with Natives from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Peninsula Conservation Center in Palo Alto. We will learn and practice methods of identifying the native plants of our region (aka keying). From beginners to more advanced, there are challenges for all. Bring in plant samples if you have some or just come and work with the materials provided. We discuss the various plant books and practice keying with them. Microscopes are also available. (Please see the Blazing Star for directions.)
And next Friday, January 30, we will have our very popular Member’s Night program at the Los Altos Library. If you¹d like to share photos or other materials, please RSVP by Sunday, January 25 by emailing Kevin Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (408) 348-9470, and let him know how many photos/what type of materials, and approximately how many minutes you¹d like. Time allotted per person will depend on how many participants RSVP. Whether you have photos to share or not, please join us for a fun mid-winter celebration of native plants.