• Museum hosts wildflower events in April

    During wildflower season, discover the diversity of colors, scents and sizes of wildflowers collected from all over Monterey County with a variety of events at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Featuring over 600 species and varieties, the 52nd Annual Wildflower Show is the largest in the northern and western hemispheres. The show will be held in the special exhibits gallery of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History on the week-end of April 19-21 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A $5 donation is requested.
    Other wildflower events at the museum include Saturday, April 20, when from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. guest organizations will share information. Attenders will examine microscopic plant structures, discover where and when to see native plants, and sow poppy seeds into recycled pots that can be taken home. In attendance will be representatives from Return of the Natives, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, the BLM, MEarth and more. At 3 p.m. Chris Hauser. will teach a workshop, “Creating New Micro-Habitat Pots.” The cost for the workshop is $20, which includes materials. Pre-registration is recommended.
    On Sunday, April 21 Sue Hubbard will lead a free workshop called “Identifying Plant Families.” At 1 p.m. Kerri Frangioso and Matteo Garbelotto will give a free informational talk called “Sudden Oak Death: the Progression of a Pathogen in Monterey County.” At 2 p.m Erin Hunter will lead a workshop,
    “Botanical Basics: an Introduction to Sketching Wildflowers,”which is $10.
    The museum is located at 165 Forest Avenue. Visit www.pgmuseum.org/events for more information or call 648-5716.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on March 26, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Green


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