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Learn about wildflowers of the Tahoe Basin from an expert

An evening program that features wildflowers of the Lake Tahoe Basin will be held Thursday, 8:30 p.m., at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater. The program is hosted by the Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service.

The program will feature author/photographer, Laird Blackwell who will provide a colorful slide program highlighting photos from his several books on the wildflowers of the Tahoe Sierra. Blackwell’s knowledge is comprehensive and deep, and his program will not only inform but also entertain and inspire you to truly know the flowers of the Tahoe Sierra.

Blackwell earned his doctorate from Stanford. He has lived and studied the Sierra Nevada for more than 30 years. He is a professor at Sierra Nevada College, teaching courses in ecology, psychology, literature, and mythology. He considers wildflowers to be nature’s poetry, and he uses poetry in his program to help people remember tidbits of information about some of the wildflowers.

Blackwell will also be available to sign copies of his newest book, “Tahoe Wildflowers: A Month by Month Guide to Wildflowers in the Tahoe Basin and Surrounding Areas.”

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The Forest Service and the Tahoe Heritage Foundation make this program possible. The Tahoe Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with the Forest Service to conduct interpretive and environmental education programs in the Tahoe basin.

For more information about the Wildflower Program or any of the other programs we offer, please call the Taylor Creek Visitor Center at (530) 543-2674. This program is free courtesy of the Tahoe Heritage Foundation.

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