Few things are prettier than the desert floor in the spring after a rainy winter. Carpets of yellow and white flowers with splashes of fuchsia and violet. With so much variety of color and form, it begs the question, "Why?" Why do some plants have big showy flowers, while others almost seem flowerless? Why are some super fragrant, while others are odorless? The answers to these questions are often literally blowing in the wind. Join us to explore and adore the beautiful world of flowers and the insects that love them.
With the help of historic maps, original field notes, and some very educated guesses, Curator of Botany Dr. Jon Rebman has been on the hunt for 15 species of plants endemic to the Baja California Peninsula. These species are known only from single, very old type specimens—most more than 100 years old. Join us at this exclusive event to learn more about his quest.