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Annual Wildflower Show 
Saturday, April 22, 2023 10:00am

Our Chapter will hold its 48th annual Wildflower Show on Saturday, April 22 from 10am - 4pm at West Valley College in Saratoga. The show’s theme is Climate Change - What Can I Do? This family-friendly event features hundreds of native wildflowers and plants on display as well as a variety of activities for all ages.

A wealth of talks will be offered during the show. Our keynote speaker is Bay Area author Mary Ellen Hannibal, who will talk about the “Big, Little World” of citizen science. Her talk combines deep personal notes with simple explanations for what you can do to make a difference. She is the author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction. Other talks and workshops will offer the opportunity to learn about habitat gardening, rainwater capture, bioblitzes, wildflower arrangements, macrophotography and more.

Participants will also be able to take tours of the Vasona Creek Restoration Project and the Biology Department’s new Moon Garden. A selection of native plants and native plant art, T-shirts, books and other related goods will be available for purchase. A SOD (Sudden Oak Death) Blitz Station will be available at the show for people who would like to participate in the 2023 SOD Blitz. More information is available at The event and parking are all free to the public.

West Valley College is located at 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA. For more information see the schedule at A flyer is available here: 2023.pdf.

Location West Valley College in Saratoga
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