Field Trips

Carpooling is encouraged, but not CNPS sponsored.
Bring water, layers, sunscreen, hat and a lunch. Heavy rain cancels.
Contact Deanna Giuliano for any questions at or call 831 278-2699

Be sure to periodically check our Santa Cruz chapter website for additional offerings, as trips may be added after the newsletter is printed: For additional field trips and other events, check the websites of our neighboring chapters:

For farther-flung floriferous adventures check out the primarily Southern California and desert flowering hotspots on these websites

Saturday, March 18, 10am-2pm
Bryophytes of the UCSC Arboretum
Field trip with Ken Kellman

Follow up what you learned from Monday's CNPS meeting with a day wandering around on our hands and knees looking at the terrestrial mosses, liverworts, and hornworts covering the dirt along the trails of the Arboretum. Bring your hand lens, and wear clothes you are willing to get dirty! Bring water and lunch. Heavy rain cancels. Carpooling to the Arboretum is encouraged, but not organized by CNPS. Contact Ken Kellman at with any questions.

Sunday, April 9,  9:30am - 12:30pm
Franklin Point State Park
Field trip with Deanna Giuliano

Join Deanna for a hike along this unique coastal terrace and scenic bluffs. This is some of the most intact coastal prairie we have in our area. A few rare species we hopefully will see are Fritillaria agrestis, Hosackia gracilis, Plagiobothrys diffuses, among native bunchgrasses and forbs. Hike is easy and will be about 5 miles. Bring layers and snacks and can get windy.

Meet at 9:30am on the west side of Hwy 1 at the large dirt parking lot across the street from the Costanoan sign, about 2 miles south of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Contact Deanna Giuliano at

Saturday, April 14, 15, 16 ,  10:00 - 5:00pm
Monterey Wildflower Show 2017

Monterey Wildflower Show 2017 --- at the Pacific Grove Natural History Museum