The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) invites the public to "A Tolowa Coast Evening," a two-part presentation on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, near 7th and Union in Arcata. To start off, long-time Tolowa Dunes resident, nature writer, organizer and advocate Susan Calla will present "The Tolowa Coast, a Liquid Landscape," an overview of the diverse dune, wetland, lagoon, and shoreline habitats and species of Tolowa Dunes State Park and Lake Earl Wildlife Area in Del Norte County. The second part of the program will be presented by Laura Julian, biotechnician at Redwood National and State Parks, and the leader of many public walks and work parties in the Tolowa Dunes. Her talk will focus on the native bee species that she has studied, and she will share some conclusions about the links between food, nest availability, and invasive plants. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments, socializing, and sales. The North Coast Chapter of CNPS offers free public programs on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. 822-2015, www.northcoastcnps.org.