ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
9.00 a.m. Walk – Waiting for Rain 1 Hour
Get to know some of the surprises waiting for rain in the Anza-Borrego Desert. Hear about the winter rains (Equipatas) that decide if there will be desert wildflowers and the summer rains (Las Aguas) that bring flashfloods. Meet Ranger Heidi at the entrance to the Culp Valley Primitive Campground for an easy stroll on the Culp Valley All-Access Trail.
10:30 a.m. Talk – In Search of the Elusive Elephant Tree 30 Min.
The seldom-seen, endangered elephant tree survives in only a few scattered and isolated spots in California. Join Volunteer Naturalist Karen Cormier at the Visitor Center to find out how to identify these distinctive trees, hear why Native Americans valued the trees, and discover where you can look for elephant tree herds “in the wild”.
2:00 p.m. Walk – Rainbow Any Day 1 Hour
Even when it’s not raining, you can discover a rainbow of color in the desert. Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a unique view of the desert nearby the Visitor Center, exploring how color occurs and reveals the details of the desert that we often only glimpse. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.
5:00 p.m. Walk – Let’s Be “Crepuscular”! 1 Hour
You probably know “Nocturnal”, maybe even “Diurnal” animals. Walk with Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, near the Visitor Center at dusk to explore the fascinating and surprisingly active hour between the day and the night. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.