ACTIVITY CALENDAR
Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Associaton

P O BOX 310, Borrego Springs, CA 92004  760-767-3098
As this desert season winds to a close our attention turns to the 2021-2022.  With hope that we return to normal in regards to COVID, we plan a return of many of our in-person activities, such as hikes, bikerides, stargazing, and our special events, such as the Borrego Desert Garden tour and the Desert Birding Festival.

Our diverse webinar-lecture series for 2021-2022 is already being planned with exciting speakers and new topics.  The slides below give a preview of the coming season.

We look forward to seeing you in the new season!  - All of us at ABDNHA
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All 2020 - 2021 webinars are free but your donations are appreciated.  Thank You!
May 1, Sat., 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Webinar: La Rumorosa Rock Art along the Border, Vol. 2
Speaker: Don Liponi

Please join us for a new presentation on the La Rumorosa rock art style and its origins and meanings, as contributing author Don Liponi presents new material from a third publication now underway. This lecture will explore some of Kumeyaay spirituality and the influences it had upon their rock art style known as La Rumorosa. This was a system that helped them thrive in the wilderness around Borrego Springs for thousands of years before western civilization arrived. The program also explores the photographic technology being used to uncover difficult to see rock art. The group working on this new publication has also initiated and funded a new Kumeyaay Archeology Internship Program to help Kumeyaay high school students learn archaeology, earn college credits, and enter the university.  

No charge, but donations greatly appreciated. Register ahead using the link below. If you register, but find you cannot attend, please let us know. There is a link to cancel in your email confirmation. Thank you for your consideration. Our programs are not recorded.
 
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All 2020 - 2021 webinars are free but your donations are appreciated.  Thank You!
May 7, Fri., 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Webinar: Sky Islands & Climate Refugia in the Deserts of Southern California
Presenter: Colin Barrows

The mountains of southern California rise above the surrounding desert, like islands in the ocean. Unique species found nowhere else on Earth have evolved and flourished on these “sky islands,” but how will these isolated plants and animals adapt to a rapidly changing climate?  Colin Barrows, the Conservation Coordinator at the Friends of the Desert Mountains, Santa Rosa/San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, explains.

No charge, but donations greatly appreciated.  Register ahead using the link below. If you register, but find you cannot attend, please let us know. There is a link to cancel in your email confirmation. Thank you for your consideration. Our programs are not recorded.
 
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May 10, Mon., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hike: Santa Ysabel Preserve East
Leader: Sanjiv Nanda, ABDNHA Volunteer & Board Member

Our moderately strenuous 4-mile hike starts behind the new Visitor Center at the Santa Ysabel Preserve and heads uphill on an old pioneer trail that has just been opened to the public. We then loop on to the West Vista Trail and return via a newly constructed trail that follows the path of an old gravity flow canal. We will end the program at the educational exhibits and displays at the Visitor Center that present the natural and cultural history of our region. After the program you may choose to join us for an optional wine-tasting and picnic at Volcan Mountain Winery, up the hill. Meet at 9 a.m. in the large parking area of the Santa Ysabel Preserve Visitor Center off Route 79, 1 mile north of the junction with Route 78. Covid-safe practices will be explained at the start of the hike. Bring masks. Limit: 12.

Call the ABDNHA Nature Center to reserve, 760-767-3098. Nonmembers: $12; Members: $10; Volunteers: $8.
All 2020 - 2021 webinars are free but your donations are appreciated.  Thank You!
May 21, Fri., 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Webinar: Southern California Birds: Residents and Visitors
Presenter: Wendy Esterly

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This presentation will feature Wendy’s wonderful photography of year-round resident bird species and migratory visitors. RSVP HERE Wendy Esterly is a photographer, nature enthusiast, and avid birder. She volunteers at theNAT|San Diego Natural History Museum with the Canyoneers and at Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, California. For both organizations she is a trail guide and a member of the team who instruct the training course for future trail leaders. She has received awards from the City of San Diego, theNAT|San Diego Natural History Museum, and Mission Trails Regional Park for her volunteerism, and her photos have been used in publications and displays.

No charge, but donations greatly appreciated.  Register ahead using the link below. If you register, but find you cannot attend, please let us know. There is a link to cancel in your email confirmation. Thank you for your consideration. Our programs are not recorded.
 
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May 24, Mon., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hike: Ah-Ha-Kwe-Ah-Mac and Stonewall Mine Cultural Preserve
Leader: Sanjiv Nanda, ABDNHA Volunteer & Board Member

This is an easy 6-mile hike exploring and meandering along Marty Minshall Trail in this preserve that borders two state parks - Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and the high country of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. In the late 19th century this area was home to a significant mining operation with a large ten-stamp mill and at its peak employed hundreds of workers. Stonewall mine yielded nearly two million dollars over its lifespan, nearly 40% of the gold production of the Cuyamaca-Julian-Banner region. We will visit a few of the mining era artifacts that remain. Expect to see higher elevation flowers as well as wildlife attracted to nearby Lake Cuyamaca. Limit: 12. Meet at the dirt parking area at the sharp bend on Route 79 less than a mile south of Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant. Covid-safe practices will be explained at the start of the hike. Bring masks.

Call the ABDNHA Nature Center to reserve, 760-767-3098. Nonmembers: $12; Members: $10; Volunteers: $8.
 
 
 
 
 


 
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Registration:
  Most of our programs, including our free programs, require pre-registration as there are capacity limits for hikes and and other activities.  Registration for both our free programs and those with fees can be made by calling or visiting the ABDNHA Desert Nature Center (760-767-3098), 652 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs. 

Online registration and payment can be made for all of our programs that require fees.

Cancellations and Refunds:
If you need to cancel please contact us by phone or visiting the ABDNHA Desert Nature Center as soon as possible ( 760-767-3098) so your spots are made available to others.  

For events that have registrations fees: Cancellations received within 72 hours of a scheduled program are not refundable.


Tickets for some special events, certain activities,  and fund raisers, such as the Borrego Desert Garden Tour are non-refundable once purchased.  These will be identified as "non-refundable" at the point of purchase.
 
 
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