February 25 - April 30, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00-7:00 p.m.

In today's era of heightened environmental awareness, artists are increasingly turning to junk stores, trash bins, and surplus outlets to satisfy their urge to create while still caring for the planet.  This exhibit is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community's innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials.

It is not too late!!
Make your own interesting, personal, provocative, amusing, trashy or funky piece of art. Click her for the instructions.

Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers
on display until February 20, 2016
is an exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators. The exhibit is based around photographs of pollinators in wild and garden settings, primarily taken by Northern California naturalist, John Whittlesey. These images vividly portray the intriguing lives of many kinds of pollinators.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture - The Secret World of Bats

It is no surprise that bats are among the most misunderstood groups of animals in the animal kingdom. They live out of view during the daytime, only emerging at night to forage. Even then, they pass overhead imperceptibly. However, bats are also among the most important groups of animals to their ecosystems.  Particular attention will be given to how scientists and conservationists study bats in their natural environment to learn this information and to keep track of the status of each bat species.
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 - February 10, 2016
Morongo Basin Reptiles

Herpetologist, Robert Black will speak about habitats, range, and how to
identify reptiles in the Morongo Basin. He will discuss how reptiles have adapted to the extremes of our high desert ecosystem. Bring your questions about lizards, snakes and desert tortoises.
Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society's 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series which is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Yucca Valley 57116 29 Palms Hwy. Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00. 
Click here for more info. 
Meet our new volunteer - Lily Naylor
Lily is a senior at YVHS and is planning to get a degree in Fine Art or Art History.  Here at the museum Lily is helping with the animals as well as with collections and exhibits.
Lily has just won a prize at the juried student art show at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery.
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