Thursday, March 29, 2018
Marin Museum of Bicycling will present illustrated talks on Marin wildflowers.
Marin Museum of Bicycling presents:
Wildflowers On Wheels: Mysteries of wildflowers revealed and how to bike to them
On Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:00-8:30 PM
Marin Museum of Bicycling will present illustrated talks on Marin wildflowers. The three-part presentation will focus on native flora just as our wildflowers reach their peak. Learn how to identify them and how to visit them.
* Joe Breeze and Wende Cragg: “Flower Rides at the Dawn of Mountain Biking” Joe is known for building the first modern mountain bikes, while Wende is known for her thousands of photos capturing the early days of mountain biking in Marin in the 1970s. Less known is that some of the early mountain bikers were avid flower seekers, thrilled by Marin’s post-drought explosion of flowers. Vintage Cragg photos will shed light on their flower exploits at the dawn of the sport.
*Phil Greer: “Marin’s Magnificent Wildflowers (& How to Find Them)” Phil, a plant ecologist and specialist in habitat management for endangered plants, will tell about great places to see flowers. He’ll also help us better understand what we’re seeing: he’ll describe the natural processes and special landscape features that contribute to Marin’s incredible patterns and diversity of plants.
*Christina Toms: “Surprising Science on Two Wheels” Christina is an ecological engineer and environmental scientist, and she’s an energetic volunteer with local cycling and environmental groups. She will talk about ways in which we all can be involved in conserving native plants. She’ll share apps that help anyone be a Citizen Scientist for early weed detection, give tips on pulling invasive plants, and talk about resources for native plant gardening.
Tickets are $10 per adult ($5 for students and Marin Museum of Bicycling members). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum (Thursdays-Sundays, 11-5) and online at https://mmbhof.org/events/. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door the evening of the event. Advance purchase is recommended. All proceeds benefit the Marin Museum of Bicycling.
Doors open at 6:15 PM—early arrival recommended
Snacks & Refreshments available
Marin Museum of Bicycling
1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, CA 94930
The Marin Museum of Bicycling is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization. The museum is a comprehensive bicycle museum and cultural center. Open since 2015, the museum is also home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. For regular hours, admission fees and membership information, please see the museum’s web site: https://mmbhof.org