Fremontia, the California Native Plant Society’s Quarterly Journal, is sent to members regularly. Featured articles cover botany, horticulture, vegetation in land management, CNPS projects, and related native plant topics. Articles include eye catching plant and landscape color photos. To find out more or to become a member, follow this link: http://www.cnps.org/cnps/publications/fremontia/ The most recent issue… Read more »
In an effort to have an abundance of lemon lilies in bloom on-site at the Idyllwild Nature Center during this year’s lemon lily festival, the dates have been changed from early July to late June 2017. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th, 2017. Planning for this year’s… Read more »
2016 ONLY – Spots Still Available For High Country Lemon Lily Survey w/ Forest Service District Botanist Deb Nelson
Above: Photos taken during a pre-Lemon Lily Survey hike. We found dozens upon dozens of lemon lilies along several beautiful mountain creeks in the high-country. There is still an opportunity to register for the once-in-a-lifetime High-Country Lemon Lily Survey Hike on Sunday, July 10th at 9AM. Volunteer forms must be filled out ahead of time,… Read more »
Read this year’s festival guide above! Thanks to Haile & the Town Crier Staff for their fantastic work with this year’s guide.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s festival will feature two very special guided hikes by reservation only. The goal of both hikes is to see wild lemon lilies in bloom– a phenomenon which is well worth the effort! Though of course we can’t predict exactly when these precious lilies will be in bloom,… Read more »
John Malcolm Penn’s Bio: To ex Marine and ex drag racer John Malcolm Penn the transition to a career in music seemed normal and logical. Why not race Tom McEwen, and then play music with his brother Richard? Or, when ‘Skinny’ Dennis Sanchez, a best friend and fuel dragster racing partner in earlier times, brings… Read more »
The Stone Creek Stompers: This Year’s Must-Hear Band Taking the stage at this year’s Lemon Lily Festival is a bluegrass band with some local roots who collectively have some impressive credits. The Stone Creek Stompers are made up of Idyllwild resident Sandii Castleberry – guitar, vocals, harmonica; John Penn of La Quinta – vocals, banjo… Read more »
The Nature Center gift store now has Lemon Lily plants for sale. $10 to $15 per plant.
During the planning stages for the first Lemon Lily Festival we used money allocated to us by Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone to purchase Lemon lilies from a commercial nursery …
‘California Gold,’ featuring festival, airing
Huell Howser showcased the 2010 Lemon Lily Festival on his television show “California Gold.” The program is currently airing on KCET Los Angeles …
Why Restore Lemon Lilies to Idyllwild?
Harvey Monroe Hall conducted the first systematic survey of the plants in the San Jacintos. His flora, “A Botanical Survey of San Jacinto Mountain,” was published in 1902.
About the Lemon Lily
Lemon Lily or Parry’s Lily, Lilium parryi, is named in honor of Dr. Charles Christopher Parry, a renowned botanist who was among the first to collect it in the summer of 1876. Lilium parryi of the Family Liliaceae is a perennial herb which grows from a bulb with a stem reaching a height of 1.9… Read more »