Photo Credit: Stan Shebs
YOU can be a citizen scientist and help the National Park Service monitor Las Vegas Bearpoppies! Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness in this 1 hour training to learn how to monitor Bearpoppy populations at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Once you've participated in this training, you can venture out on your own to collect data. The data you collect will help the National Park Service gather information to help make important management decisions about these rare plants. Volunteers who join this training are asked to go on at least two monitoring hikes.
Las Vegas Bearpoppies are desert survivors, found only in the harshest and driest of soils in the Mojave Desert. In fact, they're only found around Lake Mead, often in gypsum-rich soils. They stand out with fuzzy, silvery leaves and large yellow blooms on long, sturdy stems. If you've spent time hiking Pinto Valley Wilderness in the spring, you'll likely remember spotting some Bearpoppies yourself!
4701 N Torrey Pines Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89130
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