Chet Blackburn

Book on Placer, Nevada county wildflowers gets update

   Ten years after the completion of their comprehensive “Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California,” members of the California Native Plant Socie ...

Guiding the way through foothill trees and shrubs

Seven years ago the California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter published a book cataloging wildflowers of Placer and Nevada counties. Now the group has put together fou ...

Celebration of Nature, wildflower show put beauty of foothills on display

The definition of a “twofer” is something that satisfies two needs at the same time, or another way of saying getting two things for the price of one.   On Satur ...

Native Gardening Festival to offer cornucopia of plants, information

Learn all about native plants and then take a few home with you at the Native Gardening Festival being held Saturday at the Sierra College campus in Rocklin, Sponsored by the Redb ...

Flowering spring puts nature on display

It’s shaping up to be an excellent year for wildflowers. But the show may be a little later this year. “While the cold damp weather in March set back some of the flowering tha ...

Wildflower show makes it easy to go native

The 16th annual spring wildflower show and plant sale of the California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter will have Naked Lady (Amaryllis belladonna), Nude Buckwheat (Polygon ...

Spring’s arrival means wildflowers are on the way

This is the time of year when members of the California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter bring out the hiking boots and shine the binoculars. Spring arrives Friday and wild ...

New book puts lens on foothill wildflowers

If you needed an extra incentive to hit the hiking trails, a new book offers 520 of them. The Redbud Chapter of the Native Plant Society's Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Countie ...