CNPS Bristlecone Chapter: Upcoming Events

August 19, Saturday, 9:00am meet
Bristlecone Chapter Field Trip: Glass Meadow 
Leaders: Julie Anne Hopkins and Sue Weis

Glass Creek Meadow is a beautiful spot about 1 1/2 to 2 miles west of Obsidian Dome. We should see lovely summer meadow flowers, a few Mono Lake lupines in sandy open spots among the pines, and some riparian flowers along Glass Creek, including Lewis' monkeyflower. The hike is sandy and uphill.

Meet at the parking area next to 395 at 9:00 am and we will carpool from there.
Bring lunch, water, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.

 August 26, Saturday, 9-11am
CNPS Native Plant Sale - BishopWhite Mountain Research Station

This is the largest native plant sale of the year, and this year, we can accept credit cards! A wonderful array of native plants is offered every year.  A variety of flowers, shrubs, and trees adapted to our area will be for sale. Here's an updated plant list showing what and how many of each plant will be available at the sale, as of 7/7/2017. This list will continue be updated up until the sale. New plants this year are Penstemon rostriflorus(scarlet penstemon) and Eriastrum densifolium (heavenly blue). I didn't have any luck germinating Eriogonum fasciculatum or E. umbulatum so there won't be any of those at the sale.

Julie Fontaine will be at the sale with her magical compost tea. If you have your garden ready for your new plants when you come to the sale, adding the tea will really help the plants take root. As a reward for people keeping up their membership this year, people with current membership cards (remember to bring them) will be able to buy plants starting at 8 am. If you need to start a membership or renew one, then you can do that at 8 am as well.

Prices: Plant prices are $5.00 for small tree pots, $8.00 for gallon pots, and $10 for large tree pots. If you have any of the black plastic pots from last year’s sale we would love to recycle them for you.

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.

See our Plant Sale Page for more details!

Graniteman Challenge: Sept. 8-10, 2017 June Lake, CA

Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2017

June Lake – Mammoth Lakes – Lee Vining/Yosemite National Park!

DAY 1: Friday, September 8th, 2017
(2.4 miles in June Lake)
(1.2mile option also!  Only 2.4milers get the Graniteman medal)
9:00am START

DAY 2: Saturday, September 9th, 2017
(102 mile bike race)
7:00am START

DAY 3: Sunday, September 10th, 2017
(12.4 mile run race)
8:00am START (runners)/7:00am (walkers)

Click here for the official Graniteman website.

Black Sheep Coffee Roasters: Coffee Tasting

All are invited to taste our coffee selections and roasts from around the world. Bring your nose for great coffee, and taste our draft beer selection! Roaster Michael Cleaver will answer questions about flavor profiles, roasts, and farms. We plan to make this a weekly event for our wholesale clients, retail, and cafe customers so be sure to watch for future cupping sessions!

When: Thurs., Aug. 17 (5-6pm)
Black Sheep Coffee Roasters, 232 N. Main St., Bishop, CA