by AVA News Service, April 1, 2017
The Anderson Valley Wildflower show Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23 at the Fairgrounds in Boonville brings together specimens of over 300 mostly native flowers, grasses and trees collected along the spring meadows, forests and roadways leading through Anderson Valley. Specimens are displayed in family groups and are identified. Plant experts are available to help identify plants that visitors bring in.
Anderson Valley High School students submit artwork and photos with nature themes which are displayed along one wall. Three winners receive $50. Many club propagated locally grown plants are for sale and Larner Seeds will sell Native wildflower seeds. Members of the California Native Plant Society will sell plant books and posters. Plant talks will be given on a variety of topics, such as native bees, oak woodlands and restoring native plants. A raffle helps fund scholarships for an Anderson Valley HS graduate planning a career working with nature. Lunch and snacks are available at our tearoom.
Wildflower Show Nature Talks Schedule
- 11am: Mary Pat Palmer: Wild Medicinal Plants
Noon: Jade Paget-Seekins: Native Bees/Pollination
1pm: Kate Marianchild: Oak Woodlands
- 2pm: Lee Serrie: Butterflies/Butterfly Food Plants
- 11am: Jade Paget-Seekins: Plant Identification; 8 Common Families
- 1pm: Linda MacElwee: Invasive Plant Removal/Native Restoration