What do you get after fire and rain? Lots of beautiful wildflowers!
Idyllwild, CA – Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) announces the 41stAnnual Wildflower Show at the Idyllwild Nature Center located at 25225 Highway 243 in Idyllwild this Memorial Day Weekend. The show is open on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm. Highway 243 will open Memorial Weekend for the first time since the heavy rains of this past February damaged travel routes in the region.
A presentation will be made by local naturalist and popular lecturer Bruce Watts, who has spent many years photographing wildflowers in the region. He will discuss the explosion of wildflowers call “fire followers,” which have been rising from the ashes of the area’s scorched earth and dotting the landscape with incredibly beautiful colors.
Last season’s wildfires and an abundance of rain have created perfect conditions for wildflowers to grow this spring. Super Blooms have already been rolling out across California in recent months. Amateur and seasoned nature lovers are excited to see, smell, and take pictures of the abundant beauty. This year’s wildflower exhibit will contain many more displays than in recent years, with stunning larger blooms.
The Wildflower Show will include guided nature walks, music, arts & crafts, and native food tasting. This event is kid and pet friendly. Entry fee is $4 for adults, $3 for children under 12 years old, and $1 dogs.
For information about the Idyllwild Nature Center, visit our website at www.RivCoParks.org or call 951.659.3850
The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks)
Our Mission is to acquire, protect, develop, manage, and interpret for the inspiration, use and enjoyment of all people, a well-balanced system of park related places of outstanding scenic, recreational, and historic importance. Our Vision is to be the regional leader in improving lives through people, parks, places and programs.