ABF would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone that participated in Camp Borrego Turns 10! We had a great time with our friends and supporters, loved hearing from past and future Camp Borrego students, and were delighted by the words of Gwenn Marie and Rich Caldwell of Borrego Valley Inn:
"It was a pleasure to re-connect with good friends at the end of a busy season, and the food was yummy. We were so touched by the kids' stories and the authentically heart-felt celebration. We both came away feeling happier than ever that we have the privilege of being sponsors for the Anza-Borrego Foundation.
Thanks again, and NICE WORK!
Our best regards, Gwenn Marie & Rich Caldwell"
Here's to the next 10 years of Camp Borrego!
It's spring in Anza-Borrego and every once in a while, that means wildflowers. Many of you may know that we have not had any rain recently, which means that we don't have much reason to expect showy displays of wildflowers. However, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a lovely place to visit in the spring.
Join ABF and ABDSP's Botany Society volunteers on an exploration of desert plants. Even when they aren't flowering, the determination of desert plants is a wonder to behold.
And while you're out exploring, you may find some small patches of wildflowers, such as these, found in Fish Creek.
Migration will typically last until the 15th of April. Our Hawkwatch sites have recorded some of the highest counts of Swainson's Hawks in North America. You can learn about this year's numbers from the Borrego Valley Hawkwatch Blog.
Join counters at the Evening Hawkwatch Site on Borrego Valley Road, 1.5 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive, one hour before sunset.
To catch "lift-off" in the mornings, plan to arrive at the Morning Count Site on DiGiorgio Road, 2.3 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive, between 8 and 9 am (earlier on windy mornings).
The Colorado Desert Archaeology Society will be hosting their 11th Annual Archaeology Weekend here in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park on April 5-6, 2014. The weekend will include displays, lectures, field trips, a silent auction, activities for kids, archaeology lab tours, and sales of Native American crafts.
Join us for a moderate 4-mile social hike in Plum Canyon. We will hunt for late-blooming plants and butterflies as we make our way to a fantastic viewpoint overlooking Earthquake Valley to the south. The group will return to the trailhead to enjoy lunch and an afternoon brew in the shade.
Dr. Jon Rebman, Curator of Botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum, will lead a field class and hike while making collections of plant specimens not yet documented in the area. Learn about the wide variety of plants in this area as you explore multiple locations, including desert transitional vegetation.