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Santa Clara Wildflower Show Field Trip
April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Join the Nature Journal Club at the Santa Clara Valley Wildflower Show.
Wildflower Shows are incredible events. For days before, teams of botanists scour the Bay Area and beyond for fresh specimens of wildflowers. These they bring to one room, all labeled and organized. You can easily compare species side by side and become a wildflower ninja in no time! The show will feature hundreds of species of wildflowers and native plants. Expert botanists and gardeners will be on site to describe different samples and answer questions. With the heavy rain this winter, we are expecting a prolific bloom of Northern California wildflowers.
Bring a stool and you can sit down and draw and paint all the species you want to remember. This is an amazing opportunity for nature journalers.
The Nature Journal Club will attend the show on Saturday when the specimens are fresh. We will sketch throughout the morning. I will lead a workshop on drawing wildflowers in the Auditorium (time to be announced). We will enjoy a potluck lunch together and celebrate our friendship with a gift exchange. The program is open to all ages and ability levels. No registration necessary. Wheelchair accessable. $20 suggested donation.
The show will be held in the Biology wing of the West Valley College Science and Math buildings, which parallels Allendale Avenue. Parking is free in West Valley lots 1 and 2 (large).
Birthday Gift Exchange
It is almost my Birthday and I want to party with you. Bring a wrapped nature journaling related gift for a gift exchange (something nice but not too expensive). In the gift exchange, you will meet other members of the group, and give your present to a new friend and receive a present from them. It should be a lot of fun.
What to Bring
- Your favorite sketching supplies.
- A portable stool or chair.
- Potluck treat to share for lunch and your own bowl and spoon.
- A wrapped nature journaling related gift for the gift exchange (something nice but not too expensive).