Coyote Creek Anza Borrego State Park

Monday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.

California Desert Superbloom 2019

Guest Speaker: Jerry Meral Ph. D.

“In the winter of 2018-2019 heavy rains in the California desert prompted a “superbloom” of desert plants, leading to a flower display seen only once or twice a decade. The tremendous diversity of California flora was on full display from February to April in various locations in the California desert, such as Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and other locations. This talk will show much of this diversity, focusing on the beautiful flowering plants of the California Desert.

Jerry Meral, Director California Water Program Natural Heritage Institute, is a long time member of CNPS. He has served as Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, and as Executive Director of the Planning and Conservation League. He is currently a Board Member of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, and is a volunteer in the Habitat Restoration Program at Point Reyes National Seashore, where he has removed tens of thousands of invasive French and Scotch Broom plants.”