Night Talks: Mysterious Wildflowers

By Susan Amon, RRCM
Learn about the mysteries and diversity of wildflowers at this year’s first presentation of Night Talks on Tuesday, April 9 at the Frazier Park Library at 6 p.m.

Join David Clendenen, ecologist for Wildlands Conservancy, and naturalist Jana Borba as they tell us what causes wildflower variability in this region from year to year. They are both from Wind Wolves Preserve.

Hear how introduced grass species are out-competing native wildflowers and what land managers can do about it.

The Ridge Route Communities Museum program will conclude with a discussion on native plant uses for medicine, food and tools. You’ll even get to taste samples of edible native plants.

In addition to the edible morsels, the museum will provide free refreshments.

Remember, Night Talks are free! So, come and join us for a wildflower evening.
Museum Rotating Display

By Donna Turner
Easter “Remembering” is the current theme through April in the Rotating Display at the Ridge Route Communities Museum. One of our newest docents and board members, Hanni Mosig, is sharing her charming collection of vintage Steiff stuffed mohair Easter animals from Germany.

There is a list of early church gatherings in our area from museum records compiled by Historian Bonnie Kane. Snapshots depict the remembering of family events, sunrise church services and picnics. Alice Assaly shares pictures from the Name Your Price Thrift Store Easter BBQ and egg hunts at Frazier Mountain Park.

In May, come see local artist Susan Sjoberg’s depictions of area wildflowers.

This is part of the April 05, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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