Friday, August 27, 2010

It's On

The fall Treasure Hunt location is now confirmed!
We will be going to Joshua Tree National Park on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 from 9:30 am – 5 pm. Meet at the Oasis Visitor’s Center Parking Lot, 74485 National Park Drive Twentynine Palms, CA. Please RSVP to
It should be a great trip and free camping may also be available in the park for interested volunteers! Please join us.

Make it Fun!

Not only is a Rare Plant Treasure Hunt a great way do some good, it's also fun! You can make any hike a treasure hunt and keep you're eyes out for rare plants. Just tell us where you'll be and we can get you set up to find them. One treasure hunter brought along her gnome to document his trip to see rare plants.

Traveling Gnome with Starved Daisy

Monday, August 23, 2010


In an effort to get all our data together in a timely manner we are putting a deadline on turning in survey forms. Please get all your forms into or by November 1st. Please email if you have any questions. Thanks!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Save the Date

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt and Training

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

10 am – 5 pm in the Mojave, location to be disclosed

Come experience the desert in fall and

Learn how to do a Treasure Hunt!

For more information write

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Wonderful Trip

Finally I have something to post about! We just completed our first trip leader training and it went swimmingly. We had a great mix of people of all ages and backgrounds. Everyone learned how fun and relatively easy looking for rare plants can be. Hopefully they will go on their own trips or lead trips in the future.

Here is one of our finds-Erigeron miser (Starved daisy), just a little thing.
In the sunflower family, but it has no ray petals.
And it's habitat-granite outcrops
Getting a dendrochronology lesson! (Tree ring dating that is.)
Another beautiful location, love those high Sierran Lakes.
The rare Ivesia sericoleuca, Plumas mousetail.