Museum to present Wildflower Exhibit April; tours start in March

Museum  to present Wildflower Exhibit April; tours start in March“In glorious pre-spring fashion, several wildflower varietals have begun their bloom. Yellow throats, phacelia and blue dicks are just a few of those already sprung, and a fraction of those to come. A month away from full bloom, several organizations are gearing up for wildflower-related activities.”

Maturango Museum staff, docents and volunteers are celebrating the season with the annual Wildflower Exhibit, April 5-7, and expert-led field trips starting later this month.

Naturalist-botanist Janet Westbrook will lead wildflower field trips on Saturdays, March 23 and 30.

She will also host half-day field trips April 6-7 in conjunction with the exhibit. Participants of the first two field trips will be subject to fees, but those held on the exhibit weekend will be free.

The exhibit offers an expansive array of area wildflowers, along with identification and other information.

“Visitors past know to expect hundreds of varieties in a comely arrangement from a helpful group comprised of the wildflower collectors and other volunteers,” said a museum spokesperson.

Guest speaker Nick Jensen will deliver “A Botanist Comes Full Circle: From Studying to Defending California’s Tejon Ranch, California’s Largest Private Landholding” on Saturday at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit maturango.org.

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will be holding a collaborative wildflower photo exhibit at the Historic USO building (see future editions for more information).

For more information contact Carol Porter at 760-793-2505.

Story First Published: 2019-03-15