Have you ever walked along a sidewalk or trail and had many species of plants adorn your path? Perhaps some threw refreshing shade on a hot day, yet did you stop to appreciate any of them? Whether your answer is “yes” or “no,” this exhibit about our native coast live oak is for you!
Throwing Shade provides a simple, focused examination of the coast live oak tree and its woodland community of plants and animals. Discover how the oak survives wildfire, drought (hot and dry periods), and how it reproduces. Encounter some of the animals and plants that thrive in an oak woodland. Participate in the interactive components of this exhibit and share whether or not you think plants have value in our community.
Through experiencing this exhibit, you will gain a greater appreciation for the amazing coast live oak and general plant knowledge that you can apply while appreciating oaks and other plant species that you encounter on your future meanderings in Ventura County.
Throwing Shade is open now through May 2020 at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula.