Family Bird Festival – RSABG

Corresponding with the Great Backyard Bird Count, Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden hosted a Family Bird Festival on Sunday.

On view were live raptors

specimens to touch and to see

games and activities for all ages

and people counting birds.

RSABG Bird watchers




Sunday in the Garden

Continued lovely weather, sunny in the mid-70s, enticed me to RSABG yesterday. First I looked in on the Acorn Festival and watched a communal dance.

After reading about this Kickstarter campaign, I was excited to see the Game of Thorns in the Container Garden. According to the video, there will be glass thorn sculptures, but I’m guessing they aren’t finished yet, so I enjoyed the real plants, the ones that can hurt.

Trees and Art: It’s Gotta Be Claremont

In our city of Trees and PhDs we have a vibrant art community. Last month art and trees intersected in several events.

The newest exhibit at RSABG features art inspired by Johnson’s Pasture, painted by Kendall Johnson, great-grandson of the people who originally purchased the land in the foothills above Claremont. Ken spoke at the opening reception on July 21.



Earlier in the month on July 17, Sustainable Claremont along with Claremont Heritage hosted a panel of artists at the Claremont Museum of Art to discuss the intersection of art and trees. The Tree Speak exhibit is now over and the current exhibit is Dee Marcellus Cole and Carnival Seekers – open until November 26, 2017.


47 Things: Spring – Part One

Spring comes early in Claremont, no matter what the Groundhog says. The official date this year is Monday, March 20, but you might want to put some of these spring suggestions on your calendar now.

37. If you like pie (and who doesn’t?), attend the 3rd Annual Pie Festival on March 18. Fun for the whole family.img_5112

38. Bach in the Subways. I don’t know any details about this annual event where musicians play the music of Bach in public places (no subways in Claremont, but check out the Laemmle Plaza). It’s possible that it might be on March 19.


Poster from last year. Bach will be 332 this year.

39. Sustainable Claremont Garden Tour.


40. Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden Wildflower Show. I can’t find the date for this one, but last year it was in mid-April. Here is my post about the show last year.


41. Take a Claremont Heritage Walking Tour. Every first Saturday of the month.


42. This is a great time of year to revisit the Turrell at Pomona College.