Sep 07 2023


5:00 pm

Dinner & Scribbles Book Signing

Limited dinner seats. Roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables, roll & dessert. Then sit back as James Shephard shares his knowledge of the Arizonadesert plants and all of their
wonders. Whether a year-round resident or winter over, you live in one of the most unique places on Earth…the Sonoran Desert. Our desert creates more questions than answers. What would it be if you had to pick one cactus that best represents the Sonoran Desert? What are the four basic ways of identifying desert plants? Today we use Neosporin, but what did indigenous peoples hundreds of years ago use? Does the Mexican jumping bean jump, and if so, why? What did native peoples use to create shoes, baskets, front door mats, and more? Join Jim Shepherd, a veteran tour guide of eight years at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, to explore the mysteries of our desert.

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