From the tiniest poppy to the tallest redwood, we're sharing stories on California native plants and the wildlife and people who love them. This is Forever California, the official podcast of California Botanic Garden. Here at California Botanic Garden, we conserve and celebrate the native plants that make our state so special. California is one special place. We are a biodiversity hotspot, a region of astounding botanical treasures, with over 6,000 native species. Over 1/3 of these plants are endemic, found nowhere else on the planet.California native plants are beautiful in a garden, invaluable in our ecosystems, vital in California Native American culture and are amazing organisms with so much to tell us. This podcast endeavors to take you on a botanical journey through our amazing flora, connecting along the way with the fauna that depend on our native plants and the people who conserve, grow and cherish them. We hope this podcast helps bring the Garden and the remarkable world of California native plants to you.