Twentynine Palms, CA – Saturate your senses with the beauty of a wildflower bloom in Joshua Tree National Park. Darrell Shade, botanist and naturalist, will lead this all-day field class on a tour through the colorful flowers of a desert spring. Darrell will entertain participants with descriptions of the flora, their botanical characteristics, and show how to identify the unique blossoms of the park. The audience will be delighted by Darrell’s personal accounts of the wonders of nature in this ordinarily dry and dusty environment. Darrell will identify the flowers of Joshua Tree National Park by scientific and common names, allowing the participants to get to know these amazing plants up close and personal. Students will look at the early flora, mainly annuals coming into bloom.
Date/ Time: Saturday, March 9, 9 am – 4 pm
Meet at: Oasis Visitor Center
74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Fee: $70 JTNPA members/ $80 non members
Sign up: www.joshuatree.org
For further press information, please call Kevin Wong, Desert Institute Director