All AgesView – May is Blooming


AllAgesView
By Sofia Johnson

They say April showers bring Mayflowers and Modesto has proven this to be very true. This whole area is blossoming with all kinds of beautiful wildflowers. We are beyond lucky for all the amazing wildlife native to the central valley. Our beautiful state flower, the California poppy can be seen all over. Did you know that May 13-18 is Poppy Week? The best places to check out wildflowers this time of year are Knights Ferry Recreation Area, Red Hills Road Trail, and Pacheco State Park. There are also many other places around Modesto that you can find amazing flowers such as the farmers market on Thursday’s and Saturday’s on 16th Street or you can even start your own garden! Students can also look into their school’s floral design programs as some of the high schools in Modesto do offer this as well.

Lets not also forget the amazing ROP classes that are offered. For those unfamiliar, students going into their junior or senior year can ballot for certain classes on other high school campuses. These classes, such as Davis’s firefighter ROP program or Downey’s medical program, allows one to explore different professions they may be interested in.

Anyway, I truly hope everyone had and amazing spring break and summer is just around the corner. Happy May!

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.