What Does the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association do?
ABDNHA is a community-based non-profit educational organization dedicated to
enriching the experience of desert residents and visitors.
We offer more than 150 activities and programs each year.
We have been doing what we do since 1971.

The 2014-2015 Season in Review

  Energy Career Connections 2015

 For the past three years ABDNHA has sponsored this program that connects Borrego Springs High School students with leaders in the fields of energy to inform them of the many career paths open for them in the energy industry.

The program was expanded this year to include five high schools in San Diego County.

ABDNHA Volunteer Julie Taylor once again made our weekly bike of the Borrego Valley possible, with a ride every Friday from January until April.

Have you been to the ABDNHA website during the past year?
Then your visit was one of more than the 125,000 visits we had, up about 65% from the prior year.

Timely reports, things to do, and beautiful photos are what drew visitors to our website.

Here are some of the popular photos from this past year:

Many flower photos by 
by Fred Melgert.

New Years snow above Borrego
by Marcy Yates

Desert Lily by Joy Ziemnick

Milky Way over Ocotillo
by Kevin Key

ABDNHA's Desert Nature Center offers one of the most extensive collection of desert books and guides to be found in California along with unique gifts, artwork, clothing, and educational toys for kids.

Finding Borrego
A new series in ABDNHA's
Sand Paper Newsletter

Send us your stories of how you first found Borrego for
possible inclusion in ABDNHA's
Sand Paper.

Mike pulls a giant tortoise, suitably decked out for the sun, in the 2014 Borrego Days parade.

ABDNHA's business members support the educational work of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association and provide tourism services in Borrego Springs.


Their support is appreciated.





590 Palm Canyon Drive




























Borrego Dark Skies website launched.



The first phase of ABDNHA's Borrego Botanical Garden was completed in April.  The next steps will include a garden plaza, a section for bird and butterfly habitat, and an area that focuses on the Agricultural History of Borrego Springs.   These areas will be completed as funding through donations makes them possible.   

ABDNHA sponsored the first in our new annual series Desert Living.
different topics will be explored each year; this year focused on water and energy.

ABDNHA's 17th Annual Borrego Garden Tour was held on March 28.  Over the years, ABDNHA has attracted many thousands of people to Borrego Springs with the annual Garden Tour.

The ABDNHA Borrego Garden Tour was featured this year on KPBS TV.  If you missed it, you can still watch the program by clicking the graphic below.


Hikers - Box Canyon Hike
Other Hikes 
Glorieta Canyon 
Kenyon Overlook
The Traverse
Stone Bridge
Palo Verde Mud Hills
Elephant Knees
Mud Meringue Loop
Lower Coyote Can.
Little Surprise Can.
Inside Truckhaven
Lute Benchmark
Grapevine Peak
Box Canyon
Felden Deposit-
Rainbow Canyon
Coyote Plaza Loop
Plum Canyon
Cactus Loop
Henrietta Canyon
Thimble Loop
Font's Foot
Juanito Canyon
Cool Canyon
Hornblende Canyon
Oaknazita Peak
North Pinyon Can.


Desert artwork is an important part of what ABDNHA offers in the Desert Nature Center.  The photography of Denise Zuranski was on display throughout the year.  Prints by Henry R. Mockel now decorate the walls of the store.



See ABOUT ABDNHA for additional information about the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association.