What You Need to Know About Ocotillos Before You Die
April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
Join us for the first webinar in our virtual Anza-Borrego: In Focus series
April 15, 2021, 5:00-6:30 pm
Speaker: James Cornett
Cost: Free of Charge
Did you know? In the American Southwest, there are more streets named after the ocotillo than any other desert plant. It is the only species that blooms every year regardless of rainfall. Migrating hummingbirds can’t survive without its blossoms. Learn what every desert aficionado should know about the desert’s most remarkable keystone species. Presented by Jim Cornett who has been studying ocotillos in the Park since 2007.
About James W. Cornett
James W. Cornett is a desert ecologist living in Palm Springs, California. He is one of the Southwest’s most prolific writers with more than forty-two of his books published as of 2021. He enjoys sharing his love of desert natural history through writing, teaching and lecturing. He is the first professional naturalist to have visited all nine of the world’s great deserts and is currently writing a book on his travels and research in each desert. His most recently released book (2021) is titled Wildflowers of Anza-Borrego.