current exhibits

"Drawing Us Together -
Live, Learn and Fall in Love with the Flora of North Mountain"

North Mountain Visitor Center
Education Room

12950 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022

October - May: Open Daily 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturdays to 3:00 PM
May - October: Open Daily 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturdays to 3:00 PM

Scratchboard Mexican poppy

Prosopis velutina and Prosopis pubescens
Velvet mesquite and screwbean mesquite
© Wendy C. Hodgson
Pen and Ink

This permanent exhibit of botanical art has been created by artists of the Southwest Society of Botanical Artists (SWSBA) working in partnership with the Conservation Alliance and the Save Our Mountains Foundation. On display in the Education Room of the North Mountain Visitors’ Center, these illustrations portray many of the Preserve's plant species, as identified by the North Mountain Plant Inventory Project. The goal of the inventory is to document the botanical diversity of the Preserve, and the goal of the SWSBA is to provide illustrations of the entire inventory of plants. Works in the exhibit will rotate as illustrations are added to the collection.

Currently featured is the art of Wendy Hodgson, Curator of the Herbarium and Senior Research Botanist with the Desert Botanical Garden and author and illustrator of Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert.

More information about the North Mountain Plant Inventory Project and selections from the exhibit can be found here.

Encelia farinosa drawing