Celebrating Wildflowers isn't only for the little ones. You can enjoy Colorado native plants in the metro area. You don't want to miss this great, free, guided tour of spring blooms on Green Mountain. The Bureau of Land Management's botanists will teach you all about the beautiful spring blooms.
Each year, as spring rolls around, the Research and Conservation staff load up a 4-wheel drive vehicle with our gear, head out across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west region in search of rare plants. This year we're bringing the field home to you. Watch our first field video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqE5b4AXYRM.
What is it? Who does it? Why?
Obviously we study new species to add to your gardens. We have trial gardens, develop germination protocols, even breed new species. We also head out into Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region to study plants where they grow (in-situ) and sometimes collect seed to preserve genetic material, study the plants in the lab, or grow individuals for reintroductions (ex-situ).