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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter


Chapter activities provide a wide range of opportunities for novice and experienced native plant enthusists to learn and enjoy the company of fellow plant lovers.

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Field Trips: The chapter conducts many outings during the year to areas of botanical interest, usually in the local area, but also occasional overnights to exciting, far off places. Each trip is a good opportunity to explore new places and meet new friends.

Photography Group: A popular program dedicated to improving photographic skills. The group has a monthly meeting to share photographs. A good way to learn more about photography and our native plants, and very good entertainment!

Keying with Natives: Monthly meetings offer an opportunity to develop and practice plant identification skills.

Native Plant Lecture Series:: The CNPS SCV Native Plant Lecture Series has something for everyone -- whether you're curious about native plants, an experienced or aspiring native plant gardener or a professional botanist, you will find something to interest and educate you in our offerings. From gardening to plant science to conservation to tours of botanical hot spots, if you're interested in California's native plants, there's something here for you. We offer several lectures a month, usually on Wednesday evening.

Member Meetings: Our annual general meeting in November features a speaker of significant achievement. This meeting is open to members as well as the general public. In January, our Members' Night meeting provides a venue for members to share photos and socialize.

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