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Bristlecone Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

Spring Flower - Mojave Woodyaster

Mojave Woodyaster, Black Canyon,
Photo by Larry Blakely

News:

 May 10-14, Spring Native Plant Sale - ONLINE, Bristlecone Chapter CNPS event. 

Our online store for the plant sale is NOW LIVE from 8 am Monday, May 10th through Friday, May 14th to place your orders. The URL for the plant sale site is california-native-plant-society.square.site/shop/bristlecone/32. Participate in the Bristlecone Chapter’s Online Plant Sale to purchase your garden’s native plants for the spring season. Invite passing pollinators to your outdoor space and celebrate the new gardening season! Once orders are submitted, buyers will receive instructions to schedule pick up for their orders at White Mountain Research Center (3000 E. Line St., Bishop) on Saturday, May 15th. Click here for a list of plants that will be available.

Directions for the Online Plant Sale: 

  1. Click on the PLANT you want, select the SIZE option (if there is one), making sure to select an option that also says "BRI"for the Bristlecone Chapter is after the option you choose.
  2. Choose Store Pickup and make sure it is "White Mountain Research Center" 
  3. Choose the QUANTITY you would like.
  4. Click Add to Cart
  5. When you are done shopping, click CHECKOUT
  6. Fill in your details - providing your email and phone number are necessary in case there is a question about your order.  Click NEXT
  7. Fill in your payment information and “Apply”
  8. Review and submit your order
  9. Print out your order.  At the bottom of the order will be information about who ordered it,  your contact information, and your pickup time and location. 
  10. NOTE THAT PICK-UP TIME IS BETWEEN 9-1 ON SATURDAY MAY 15TH. 
  11. MASKS ARE REQUIRED
  12. If you have the black pots to return don’t forget to bring them and a box to bring your plants home in is appreciated.

Proceeds from the annual native plant sales provide funding for our Mary DeDecker Botanical Grants. The grant program is a fitting way to remember Mary DeDecker’s many contributions to the people and plants of the Eastern Sierra.

The May-June 2021 Bristlecone Chapter Newsletter is online - read online or download and print.

The deadline for submitting articles for the next issue is June 15th, 2021.

Upcoming CNPS Events

Field Trips, Meetings, and other events of interest scheduled for the next month or so – for more events, including non-CNPS events which may be of interest to our members, see our Events Page.

CNPS Event May 3, Monday, 12-1pm: Virtual Pollinator Garden Workshop Series: Eastern Sierra Native Plant Gardening, Eastern Sierra Land Trust-Bristlecone Chapter Event - ONLINE - NOTE: ESLT has been having occaisional issues with their website - if you get an "internal server error" message, refresh your browser and it will likely fix it.

Katie Quinlan The Plant Sales and Greenhouse Manager of the Bristlecone chapter, will share what plants do well in a garden locally and highlight what plants will be available at the Spring Plant Sale. Check the Eastern Sierra Land Trust website for updates on how to attend: eslt.org/event/virtual-pollinator-garden-workshop-native-plants/

In this live, informative webinar, we’ll discuss what California native plants will work best to beautify your garden this season. Q&A session with Katie Quinlan will be held at the second half of the webinar. For more information and to RSVP, email Gabrielle at gabrielle@eslt.org.

CNPS Event May 7, Monday, 12-1pm: Virtual Pollinator Garden Workshop Series: Gardening for Pollinators with Pete Pumphrey, Eastern Sierra Land Trust Event - ONLINE - NOTE: ESLT has been having occasional issues with their website - if you get an "internal server error" message, refresh your browser and it will likely fix it.

Join Pete Pumphrey, previous Eastern Sierra Audubon Society President and a wealth of knowledge on gardening for the right kind of animals in mind for this workshop in the Growing Together Series.

He’ll share a wealth of knowledge on gardening for the right kind of animals, including native and migrating pollinators. Bring your questions for the Q&A session. For more information and to RSVP, email Gabrielle at gabrielle@eslt.org.

CNPS Event May 10-14, Spring Native Plant Sale - ONLINE, Bristlecone Chapter CNPS event. 

Our online store for the plant sale is NOW LIVE from 8 am Monday, May 10th through Friday, May 14th to place your orders. The URL for the plant sale site is california-native-plant-society.square.site/shop/bristlecone/32. Participate in the Bristlecone Chapter’s Online Plant Sale to purchase your garden’s native plants for the spring season. Invite passing pollinators to your outdoor space and celebrate the new gardening season! Once orders are submitted, buyers will receive instructions to schedule pick up for their orders at White Mountain Research Center (3000 E. Line St., Bishop) on Saturday, May 15th. Click here for a list of plants that will be available.

Directions for the Online Plant Sale: 

  1. Click on the PLANT you want, select the SIZE option (if there is one), making sure to select an option that also says "BRI"for the Bristlecone Chapter is after the option you choose.
  2. Choose Store Pickup and make sure it is "White Mountain Research Center" 
  3. Choose the QUANTITY you would like.
  4. Click Add to Cart
  5. When you are done shopping, click CHECKOUT
  6. Fill in your details - providing your email and phone number are necessary in case there is a question about your order.  Click NEXT
  7. Fill in your payment information and “Apply”
  8. Review and submit your order
  9. Print out your order.  At the bottom of the order will be information about who ordered it,  your contact information, and your pickup time and location. 
  10. NOTE THAT PICK-UP TIME IS BETWEEN 9-1 ON SATURDAY MAY 15TH. 
  11. MASKS ARE REQUIRED
  12. If you have the black pots to return don’t forget to bring them and a box to bring your plants home in is appreciated.

Proceeds from the annual native plant sales provide funding for our Mary DeDecker Botanical Grants. The grant program is a fitting way to remember Mary DeDecker’s many contributions to the people and plants of the Eastern Sierra.

CNPS Event May 12, Wednesday, 6pm: CNPS Bristlecone Chapter Board Meeting, ONLINE

Location: All members are always welcome to join. To obtain a link for the meeting, contact Kathleen Nelson.

CNPS Event May 14, Monday, 12-1pm: Virtual Pollinator Garden Workshop Series: Cultivating Creativity in Your Garden with Roberta Lagomarsini Eastern Sierra Land Trust Event - ONLINE - NOTE: ESLT has been having occasional issues with their website - if you get an "internal server error" message, refresh your browser and it will likely fix it.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is hosting Roberta Lagomarsini to help you spark your inner creativity and add personal touches to your own yard. Roberta will share her own experience and ideas of turning her outdoor space into not only a space for plants and pollinators, but a space for art and originality.

For more information and to RSVP, email Gabrielle at gabrielle@eslt.org.

CNPS Event May 19, Wednesday, 5:30 pm: iNaturalist in Bishop City Park: Socially-distanced Introductory Workshop with Marty Purdy, Bristlecone Chapter Presentation

Are you interested in citizen science? Want to turn your nature photos into biodiversity data that can be used by scientists and naturalists from around the world? If so, then iNaturalist is for you! iNaturalist is a worldwide biodiversity database and social network for naturalists and scientists. Join Bristlecone Chapter Education Chair and botany graduate student Marty Purdy for an introduction to the app and mini BioBlitz in Bishop City Park. This socially-distanced outdoor program will include a brief introduction to the functionality of the iNaturalist app vs. the website, how to contribute high-quality biodiversity data to the platform, and a collaborative effort to document as much wild biodiversity within Bishop City Park as possible! iNaturalist beginners and veterans are welcome. Smartphones with the iNaturalist app downloaded and an iNaturalist account are required for full participation.

Meet at Bishop City Park at 5:30 pm, Wed., May 19, under the veranda just west of the Senior Center (682 Spruce St).  Remember to bring your mask – participants will be required to wear one. Need help getting the app on your phone? Show up 15 minutes early and we can help.

May 25, Tuesday, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm: Film Viewing and Panel Discussion of Paya: The Water Story of the Paiute, hosted by Teri Red Owl

Paya: The Water Story of the Paiute tells the untold story of America’s longest lived water war between the Owens Valley Paiute and the city of Los Angeles. Find updates and more information at http://www.oviwc.org/paya-movie/.

CNPS Event June 15: July-August Bristlecone Chapter Newsletter Deadline

Today is the deadline for submissions for the March-April Bristlecone Chapter Newsletter to our Newsletter Editor, Elaine Chow, at newsletter@bristleconecnps.org. Contact Elaine with any questions.

For more events, including some from other organizations, see the Bristlecone Chapter Events Page

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The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a state-wide 501(c)3 non-profit organization of lay persons and professionals who share an interest in California’s native plants. The Society, working through its local chapters, seeks to increase the understanding of California’s native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. Membership is open to all.

The Bristlecone Chapter covers all of Mono and Inyo Counties and northeastern Kern County, an area that includes the east slope of the Sierra Nevada, the Northern Mojave Desert, the Inyo and White Mountains, and the Owens Valley. The southern end of the Bristlecone Chapter’s geographically large territory, in and around the Indian Wells Valley, has its own sub-chapter, Creosote Ring.

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