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National Parks Store: Sky Island Wildflowers

Presented by Meg Quinn


Meg Quinn’s talk on desert wildflowers will make you aware of the beauty that surrounds you.

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The common name columbine is derived from the Latin for dove because of the flower’s delicate petals that resemble five doves clustered together. The columbine’s rich and beautiful colors are designed to attract specific pollinators, making them integral to the evolutionary cycle of our desert ecosystem. The blossoms of this unique species of wildflower are among the many beautiful late-summer wildflowers that bloom in our local mountain ranges following the monsoon rains.

Join Meg Quinn as she discusses the many wildflowers that bloom during this beautiful and life-bringing season of rain and wind. When you visit the mountains and observe the splendor of these colorful blossoms, you’ll be able to name them, to identify their life cycle, and the significance that each flower bears both to the culture of the land and to the ecosystem of the natural desert landscape.

Larkspur. Cinquefoil. Skyrockets. Violet. These blooms, and so many more, color our desert landscape: indigo, yellow, scarlet, purple, blue. Meg Quinn’s talk will make you aware of the beauty that is all around you.

Talks at 12 noon and 2 PM.

 



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Event Tags: Arizona, environment, free, nature, presentation, Sonoran Desert, Summer, wildflowers

Date:
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free

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