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Identify Wildflowers with Laird Blackwell May 24 in Tahoe City

Posted on April 28, 2010
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Ever wonder which flowers are going to pop first and where?

Get the inside scoop from the godfather of Tahoe wildflowers, Laird Blackwell, at a free presentation on Monday, May 24, at the Lake of the Sky Garden Club meeting in Tahoe City.  It’s free too.

Local naturalist and wildflower author Laird Blackwell will take the audience on a visual journey through the months of Tahoe wildflower blooms highlighted in his new book, “Tahoe Wildflowers: A Month-by-Month Guide”.

Tahoe Wildflowers: A Month-by-Month Guide by Laird Blackwell

Sponsored by the Lake of the Sky Garden Club

Monday, May 24, 2010

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Social and refreshments
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. General Meeting

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Program – Laird Blackwell

FREE and open to the public

Rideout Community Center
Timberland Drive in Tahoe City ( 2 miles south off Hwy89)

For many, identifying wildflowers is serious business (and lots of fun!) Corn Lilly or Monument Plant? Scarlet penstemon or gilia? Balsamroot or Mule Ear?

lairdblackwell.JPGLaird can help settle many a debate heard on the trails.

If you’re a wildflower addict (guilty), you probably have one of his wildflower field guides:

  • Wildflowers of the Tahoe Sierra (1997)
  • Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley (1999)
  • Wildflowers of Mount Rainier (2000)
  • Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierra and Adjoining Mojave Desert and Great Basin (2002)
  • Great Basin Wildflowers (2006)
  • Tahoe Wildflowers: A Month-by-Month Guide (2007)

Laird has dedicated his life to identifying flowers.

Tahoe Wildflowers is considered the bible by many wildflower lovers for its accurate and easy-to-follow descriptions of our abundant wildflowers.

See you at the show!

About the Author:

Laird Blackwell received his Ph.D from Stanford University in 1974 in Education and Psychology and has been Professor at Sierra Nevada College for 26 years, 16 of those years as Chair of the Humanities Department. He teaches courses in psychology, literature, philosophy, and mythology and field courses in wildflowers at Sierra Nevada College.



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