KANGAROO RATS AT NOON, FLORA AT 6: TWO LECTURES IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

KANGAROO RATS AT NOON, FLORA AT 6: TWO LECTURES IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s brown bag lunch lecture tomorrow focuses on the endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has the details…
Geary Hund, a senior scientist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will lead the brown bag lunch lecture on February 15. The discussion will include survival strategies of the kangaroo rat and how it adapts to new construction in an ever-changing environment. Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself. The lecture starts at noon at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, located at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. Admission is $5 or free for museum members. For more information call 760-369-7212 or visit hidesertnaturemuseum.org.

The California Native Plant Society will host a presentation on the flora of the Bighorn Mountains Wilderness on Thursday, February 15. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…
The Bighorn Mountain Wilderness was designated by Congress in 1994 as a part of the California Desert Protection Act in part due to its transitional nature from desert to mountainous habitats. Surveys conducted have shown the distribution of non-native and special-status plants in this area, emphasizing the need for the area’s environmental protection. In this presentation, botanist Naomi Fraga will provide an overview of the flora of the Bighorn Mountain Wilderness, including some of the rare plants and habitats. The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley.

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