Saturday, March 1, 2014

CV Wildflower Festival 2014

The Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival was held today, on the grounds of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center in Palm Desert.

For the third year, we attended as vendors and brought a selection of our Bird Houses, Bee Houses, Bird Feeders and Yard Art from our Barefoot Swan Nature Arts online shop.

The weekend weather was challenging, to say the least. A series of 2 large storms rolled through over a 3-day period, bringing much-needed rain to southern California.

The worst of the weather hit Friday evening, before the Festival began. Saturday brought scattered showers and occasional gusty winds which made for an interesting day for us vendors.

In spite of the weather, the crowd was enthusiastic and enjoyed hikes, live music and family activities throughout the day.

We had good sales, with lots of interest in our Solitary Bee Houses and Recycled Bottle Bird Feeders.

We also introduced a new Hummingbird Feeder made from recycled Coronita beer bottles, which will be added to our online shop once we take some photos.

The weather gave us a chance to test out our "Rainy Day" set-up. It was fast and easy to cover the tables in plastic, to keep the rain off the hang tags and our signage.

"March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb."
~ Old English proverb

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