Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Hi-Desert Nature Museum and more wildflowers

(photos Joshua Tree National Park, April 2005)

Continuing with my spring wildflower theme..

2005 was a banner year for wildflowers in Southern California. My family and I made trips to Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park to see the record bloom.

To celebrate this year's wildflower season, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley is featuring "Desert in Bloom," a display of wildflowers identified with their names, and providing an up-to-date wildflower report of the Mojave Desert. Pastels, colored pencils, and a working space are provided where guests can sketch the wildflowers. Paintings, sculpture, and mixed media art pieces created by local artists are on display as well as artwork made from recycled materials to celebrate Earth Day.

For more information contact the museum at (760) 369-7212 or online here.

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