Spring Wildflowers & The Changing Environment, Long Valley Area

SPRING WILDFLOWERSThis year, like the desert below, promises to be a “superbloom” in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness. While appreciating the beauty of the blooms learn about the adaptations which permit them to survive and indeed thrive at this high altitude, with seasonally reliably harsh environments. How will they adapt to climate change: warmer and drier? Learn about special and subtle environmental niches that serve as perfect habitat surrounded by an otherwise inhospitable habitat. Whatever it takes to survive and reproduce!

Date and Time: Saturday June 24, 9 am to approximately 12 pm.
Meet at: The Nichols Room off the ground floor terrace of the mountain station.
Instructor: Colin Barrows BS, Biology, Northern Arizona University Conservation Coordinator with Friends of The Desert Mountains. researching effects of climate change on mountain flora, especially Pinyon Pines.
Hike Level: Easy, about 3 hours
Class size: 15

If you have any questions please contact the NHA at: sjprograms@msjnha.org

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