In a photo posted here, Ron Siemens of Bakersfield seemed to be engulfed by wildflowers as he takes a photograph in a field as part offered through the Levan Institute for Life-Long Learning at Bakersfield College. The institute offers low-cost enrichment classes to local people in the boomer and beyond age bracket. Information about the institute and the class schedule can be found at
The Kern County Board of Trade has launched a wildflower blog at
where you can find information and a map noting good viewing areas. More information can be obtained by calling 661.322.WILD
It’s times like this that makes it great to live in Kern County, which is the San Joaquin Valley’s southern-most county, separated from Southern California by the Tehachapi Mountains.
(Photos taken by John Hardisty , who also is in the Levan Class)