Thursday, August 2, 2012
Find a Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Near You
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) routinely sponsors field trips in the desert and nearby mountains, know as a "rare plant treasure hunt," checking out local plant populations and looking for some of the rarest plants in our regions. Intrepid plant enthusiasts earlier this year hiked far into the craggy mountains near Death Valley in search of the rare Panamint Daisy (they found it!), while others scouted out the San Gabriel Mountans and the Mojave National Preserve in search of special blooms. It's a great way to enjoy desert wildlands and learn more about the ecosystem. The Bristlecone and Creosote Ring Chapters in Southern California have a few more trips planned, and you can check those out at their chapter websites here and here.