Image of Squash Bee taken by Ross Eatman & Paula Sharp

Wild Bees

August 9, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Ross Eatman and Paula Sharp’s crisp macro photographs bring you closer to the variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of wild bees and illustrate the unique relationship between native plants, crops, and bees.

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California Naturalist Program

September 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017

Join us for this innovative program developed to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists.

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Image of a wasp taken by Frederique Lavoipierre

Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists Series

September 16, 2017 - November 12, 2017

What are all those insects up to? Learn more about the insects and other small critters that share our habitat.

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Image of Fall Plant sale taken by Stacy Bloodworth

Fall Native Plant Sale

September 30, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Celebrate California native plants with us ~ Grow native!

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image of a white throated sparrow in the Garden, photo by Daryl Metzger

Morning Bird Walk (October)

October 18, 2017

Join our experienced naturalist leader Rebecca Coulter watching the diverse and beautiful bird species at the Garden!

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Image of Monkey flowers, CA Poppies, and Heuchera cultivars taken by Betsy Collins

Survey of Garden-Worthy Plants

October 19, 2017 - November 2, 2017

Cultivation and instillation of the best of the best native California flora with Bruce Reed

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Entomology: Meet the Flies

October 21, 2017

Postponed: Flies are a diverse group that includes many beneficial species, including some important pollinators, in addition to those we are most likely to notice – mosquitoes and house flies!

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Image of Dudleya on San Miguel Island taken by Steve Junak

San Miguel Island Day Trip 2

October 23, 2017

SOLD OUT: For an adventure that you will never forget, join Steve Junak for a day trip to San Miguel Island. 

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Image of the Meadow at the Garden by Carissa Luminess

Native Birds & Blooms in Watercolor

October 28, 2017

Create a lyrical watercolor from life and photos using vibrant india inks of flowers and birds in the garden.

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Fall Geology Walk Series

October 28, 2017 - December 2, 2017

Join guide Susie Bartz on 3 geological adventures.

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