Local wildflowers draw national attention

Photo by Laura Austin

Elizabeth Babcock

Local wildflowers draw national attentionSparkling poppies and coreopsis, pictured last year in Short Canyon, will be among the desert blooms celebrated at the Ridgecrest Desert Wildflower Festival, April 12-14. Large crowds may well visit this year — Festival Publicist Donna McCrohan Rosenthal has gotten the word out in two large-circulation publications. The March/April edition of Westways, the popular Automobile Club of Southern California magazine, features our festival in “5 Worth the Drive,” putting our celebration on a par with special events in Los Angeles, San Diego, Carpinteria and Costa Mesa. Rosenthal has also published an entertaining two-page story, along with a beautiful photo by her late husband David, in Desert Companion, a magazine intended for readers in Southern Nevada but also reaching Southern Californians.

Story First Published: 2013-03-06