Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Associaton
P O BOX 310, Borrego Springs, CA 92004  760-767-3098
Registration for all ABDNHA lectures and other fee programs is now online only.
- Unless noted otherwise, webinars are not recorded and are not available for viewing after they take place.
Mar. 28, Mon., 8 a.m. - Noon
Hike: Los Vaqueros Loop (Fairly Easy)
Leader: Robin Halford, ABDNHA Volunteer

Join Robin on a favorite loop hikes (5.6 miles) in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. All walking is on trails, rated fairly easy, but there is plenty of uneven ground. Be prepared with extra layers for cool mountain temperatures. Water, lunch, snacks, hat, sturdy shoes. Limit: 10. No charge; call to reserve, 760-767-3098.  Meeting place: From Highway 78 in Julian, drive south on Highway 79 for 9.5 miles. Park on the left (north) side, just past Milk Ranch (at the left bend in Highway 79).  

April 8, Friday 1 p.m.
Borrego Springs SDG&E Tree Talk & Giveaway
Jimmie Webb, SDGE certified arborist

Join San Diego Gas & Electric and Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association for a presentation and tree giveaway in celebration of Earth Month. SDG&E Certified Arborist Jimmie Webb will discuss the benefits of trees, how to plant and care for them, and considerations for planting the right tree in the right place. Attendees will be able to take home their own climate appropriate tree from those donated by SDG&E, while supplies last. Meet in the ABDNHA Library for this in-person program.
(Please note: It is not a webinar.) No charge, but registration is required. Call 760-767-3098, sign up in the Nature Center, or register online.

***Program is full. Call 760-767-3098 if you would like to get on the wait list.

Apr. 13, Wed., 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Borrego Rock and Gem Field Trip

For members of the rock club.

Apr. 14, Thur., 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hike: Hornblende Canyon (Moderate-Strenuous)
Leader: Bruce Kelley, ABDNHA Volunteer

This hike is 4 miles roundtrip up a wash with beautiful rock formations (mostly hornblende and schist) and many types of cactus. We will pass an old mine and visit a Kumeyaay village site. A number of step-ups and two dry waterfalls are a bit more difficult to negotiate. Water, snack, sunscreen, good hiking shoes, and poles if you want them for balance or for going around waterfalls. No charge, call to reserve. Meet at ABDNHA by 7:50 a.m. Carpool encouraged. We’ll drive 40 minutes, 8.8 miles south of Scissors Crossing on S-2, with parking at a wide place in road on the left (east) side of a big bend at mile 27.6.  

Apr. 15, Fri., 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Bird Walk - Migratory Birds
Leader: Hal Cohen Birding Volunteer

Meet in the ABDNHA parking lot, arrange carpooling if you like,  and you will drive to multiple locations arount town that Hal will have preselected before the trip.

Apr. 16, Sat., 7:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Full Moon Walk: South Palm Wash
Leader: Mike McElhatton, ABDNHA Education Director

Experience the unique and serene beauty of moonlight on the canyon walls as we take an easy 1.5-mile walk through South Palm Wash. 4WD is not needed.  The walk has narrow bouldering near the end, but you can wait at that point for the group to return.  Depending on our group we may do a short extention to the usual walk to explore a beautiful area that takes us just a bit further into the canyon.  Bring a flashlight, water, jacket, and good hiking shoes. Meet at the ABDNHA office. Space is limited to 22.   Activity cancels with cloud cover or high wind; Provide phone number and email address and look for an update if the weather is questionable.   No charge. Register at the Nature Center, 760-767-3098. Provide phone number and email address

Apr. 27, Wed., 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Borrego Rock and Gem Club Meeting

New members welcome! Meet in ABDNHA Activity Room.

May 11, Wed., time TBD
Borrego Rock and Gem Field Trip

For members of the rock club.