Come early as many species will sell out quickly.

Help support ABDNHA and purchase some beautiful desert and low-water plants for landscaping around your home. We will have a variety of plants for sale, mostly one-gallon size, as well as expert advice on what to select and how to care for your plants.  This is a first-come-first-served sale and some species go quickly, so arrive early for the best selection. We expect to have penstemon, chuparosa, fairy duster, mallow, brittlebush, milkweed, cacti, and other species available. Sale begins at 9 a.m. The plant sale is a fund raiser for ABDNHA.  Come support ABDNHA and beautify your home or business landscape at the same time.  
Plant & Flower Walks, Workshops also scheduled today and tomorrow.  

Additional Programs March 6 - 8:

Mar. 6, Fri., 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Lecture: Plant Sex: Everything You Didn’t Even Know to Ask about Sex in the Desert
Speaker: Botanist Kate Harper

Human sex and plant sex have surprising comparisons—and even more surprising differences! Come experience a racy romp through the world of plant sex with botanist Kate Harper. NM $12; M $8; V $7.  (See related field trip on Mar. 7.)  

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Mar. 7, Sat., 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Plant Sex Field Trip
Leader: Botanist Kate Harpe
This follow-up on last night’s lecture will pull open the curtains on the sex lives of desert plants with a show and tell field trip to reveal the details of their sexual exploits. No charge, but lecturer wishes to restrict participation to those who have attended the previous night’s lecture.  Limited space, call to reserve.


Mar. 7, Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
How to Garden Successfully: Talk & Workshop
Instructor: Connie Beck, Expert Gardener and Horticulturist

Learn professional techniques for successful planting for both native desert plants and exotics, including vegetable beds.  Techniques discussed include potting up plants, fertilizing, mulching, water and irrigation, and pointers on design and plant selection. Connie will discuss recommended mulches, fertilizers, soil mixes, containers, and irrigation parts. Bring notepad. Peat pots provided. Dress for outdoors. Connie has been in charge of the California Native Plant Society propagation workshop for several years. Reserve online or call 760-767-3098 NM $20; M $15; V $13.

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Mar. 7, Sat., 12:00 Noon – 2 p.m.
Plant & Flower Walk 
Leaders: Mike and Jan Bigelow, ABDNHA Volunteers

Meet at the ABDNHA Library, and we will head to a nearby location for an easy walk that will include flower and plant identification. No charge. Space limited, call to reserve.  

Mar. 7, Sat., 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Program: Communication in Honey Bees, the Code within the Dance
Speaker: Bahram Kheradmand, UCSD PhD Candidate

The language of honey bees, comprised of waggles, bumps, and a complex series of dance steps,  is very much a language, a system of communication, and is one of the finest examples of how scientists have deciphered the way another species tell each other what they need to know.  A delicate dance within the hive conveys essential information. How is all that information stored in the tiny brain of a honey bee? How do they keep the hive organized? Bahram’s research at the UCSD is uncovering that story. At the ABDNHA Library.  Call to reserve, or NM $12; M $8; V $7.

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Mar. 8, Sun., 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Plant & Flower Walk
Leader: Kathy Bussey, ABDNHA Volunteer

Meet at the ABDNHA library for an easy walk-hike in Little Surprise Canyon to see and identify whatever is in bloom.  Limited space; call to reserve. No charge.  

Mar. 8, Sun., 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Program: Petrified Wood of the Colorado Desert
Presenter: Tom Spinks, Paleontology Volunteer

About 2.5 to 4 million years ago, walnut trees, ash, bay laurel, and avocado trees grew in the land now known as Anza-Borrego. Fossil woods from this time period are proof of the climate that once existed here. Other fossil woods have been carried here by the ancient Colorado River. Tom Spinks, volunteer with the Anza-Borrego Paleo Society, explains the work relating to fossil woods done here in the past and work he is doing now. At the ABDNHA Library.  NM $12; M $8; V $7. Reserve online or call 760-767-3098.

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