Pollinators - Keeping Company with Flowers
January 7 - February 20, 2016
This exhibit portrays the relationship between flowers and pollinators. It is based around photographs of pollinators in the wild primarily taken by Northern California plantsman and naturalist, John Whittlesey. These images vividly portray the intriguing lives of many kinds of pollinators. While many people recognize the European honeybee as an important pollinator, Keeping Company with Flowers primarily highlights native pollinators, which play a key role in the ecology of California.
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture - The Buzz about Bees
January 21,  12 p.m.
In conjunction with the Pollinators exhibit Stefanie Ritter, Museum Biologist, will present a fascinating lecture about bees. The lecture will focus on the human history with bees, the trouble with the honey bees in recent times and how amazing native bees are. The Mojave Desert is home to over 1,000 species of native bees that pollinate over 1,400 species of native flowering plants.
Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is  $ 5 - Free for Members -  beverages will be served.
MBHS presents - January 13, 5:30 p.m.
"Suck It Up and Act Like a Man: 
Soldiers, Rangers, and Women in the National Parks"
Lorna Shuman, Supervisory Park Ranger, Visitor Services JTNP presents a look at the history of the national park employees as reflected in the uniforms they wore. In what decade did female NP uniformed employees look more like airline stewardesses? Were uniforms defined by the job function? During the Depression did uniforms change and why? Shuman brings her enthusiasm and knowledge to this fascinating subject.
Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society's 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series which is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum,  57116 29 Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley.  Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00. 

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The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free, donations support the educational mission of the museum. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is operated by the Town of Yucca Valley.