Tahoe Institute for Natural Science has kicked off the Tahoe Wildflower Big Year, celebrating the many hundreds of plant species that make the Tahoe Sierra home. The first Wildflower Big Year in 2016 was a huge success, with 200 participants logging more than 5,000 observations of more than 900 plant species in the Tahoe Region on iNaturalist.
For 2019, TINS is planning events and activities, including guided wildflower outings, workshops and talks on a variety of topics. The first event is a Wildflower Sketching Walk on
May 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. with Sarah Hockensmith from the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science.