Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir's Botanical Legacy
on display through December 16, 2017
In the spirit which John Muir embraced the botanical world, Nature's Beloved Son traces his travels through North America and presents vivid images of the actual plants that Muir held in his hands, carried in his pockets, and preserved for all time.   
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture - November 16, 2017 at noon 
  A Visit with John Muir
presented by Frank Helling 
To John Muir life was a grand adventure! Geologist, botanist, explorer, adventurer, writer, philosopher, preservationist and political activist - John Muir lived life to its fullest. His ideas and  ideals have never been more relevant than they are today. Frank Helling brings the great mountaineer to life in this performance.
Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5  or free for Museum Members/Sponsors.  Beverages will be served.

California Native Plant Society Lecture -November 16, 2017
An overview of rare and endangered plants of the
Mojave Chapter region: Priorities for Protection
presented by  James M. Andr√©
The lecture starts at 6:00 p.m. and is free to the public

Jim is currently the director of the University of California's Granite Mountain Desert Research Center and its satellite reserves. He is adjunct in the Department of Biology at the University of California Riverside, and a senior member of UCR's Center for Conservation Biology.  He has published several desert floras, and is now focusing on two larger projects: a Flora of the Mojave Desert, and a redraft of McMinn's Manual of California Shrubs.  He has served as Senior Advisor and Chair to the statewide CNPS Rare Plant Program for the past decade, and is continues to serve as Mojave Chapter rare plants chair.

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