Alpine Field Trip Canceled! On July 21 the BFAG Education staff were ill and could not lead us, so four of us took off to Loveland Pass anyway. We hiked along the steep portion of the Continental Divide Trail and thought we were really seeing something, but saw no sign of a lake. Turns out we were in the wrong spot… but less than half a mile from true delight. So go now! Here’s the marked-up GoogleEarth map segment:
XX is where we went the other day; X is the parking area entry roadway (mind the potholes...). A & B are very full alpine meadows, C is east facing slope with a snowfield above, D is the route around the lake, which you can take if you're familiar with anglers' footpaths. It is an amazing collection of wet meadow/dry meadow/fell field wildflowers and will blow your socks right off.
Useful Information on YouTube. The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Educational Department talk “The Disappearing Alpine” about high elevation plants and how climate change affects these fragile plants is posted to YouTube at this . Artists should have two growing seasons to examine the Alpine & Subalpine ecosystems for the upcoming exhibit at BFAG in 2023.
ASBA Conference Registration. Any member may register during Open Registration July 31 - August 31. Registration for “ ” will run September 1 - October 10.
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The “Wild, Wild, West” at Online Juried Shows is open through September 15, 2022. All botanical artists may depict wild plants, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, and fungi that grow anywhere in the Western United States. This exhibit opens in October 2022 at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail.
Reminder. First Friday Art Walks in RINO, on Santa Fe, WestFax, and other art districts are in Full Swing for summer! Go buy someone else’s art.