Thursday, April 14, 2011

Get Ready for the First Ever California Native Plant Week - April 17th - 23rd

Desert GoldThe California State Assembly and Senate have approved a resolution that establishes California Native Plant Week. Beginning this year with April 17th - 23rd, the initiative designates the third week in April of each year as California Native Plant Week.  How perfect to celebrate our native plants in the midst of Spring wildflower season!  Schools, community organizations and individuals are encouraged to get involved in promoting the conservation, restoration and appreciation of California's native plants.

Penstemon PatchCoincident with the week-long event, the Ridgecrest Desert Wildflower Festival starts this Friday, April 15th, and runs through the weekend. If you're in the area, come by and see real wildflowers on display (collected under permit) and visit the different locations where booths and other activities are taking place.

Desert Mariposa DreamsJust a reminder that I will be giving a presentation on behalf of the Wildflower Conservancy at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, the 16th, at the Maturango Museum.  It's entitled, "Capturing Ephemeral Beauty: A Celebration of California's Wildflowers." Hope to see you there!  Kahlee