ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
7:50 a.m. Walk- Those Mysterious Holes – Discovering The Abundant Life of ABDSP 1 Hour
Join State Park Volunteer Naturalist Terry Hunefeld to do some detective sleuthing on a slow, easy nature walk around the Visitor Center gardens to discover what species of animals may have built those little holes along the trail. Along the way we’ll examine different species of desert plants “up-close-and-personal” to find out how they survive drought, intense sun and 122˚F heat. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Limited to 12 participants; must sign up at the Visitor Center.
12:00 p.m. Hike – Discovering the Archaeological History of the ‘Ehmuu Morteros 2 Hours
Discover the hidden secrets of an ancient Kumeyaay Native American village site. Join Volunteer Archaeologist and Naturalist Sam Webb to explore both rock art and historic milling features. This 1.5 mile hike is over uneven terrain. Be sure to bring the usual water, hat, and sturdy footwear. Meet at the Morteros trailhead in Blair Valley, about 3 miles off Highway S-2 on a dirt road (turn into Blair Valley near mile marker 23).
2:00 p.m. Walk – Junior Rangers 1 Hour
Special California State Parks program for children only, ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited. Bring a sunhat and water.
7:30 p.m. Campfire– Animal Songs 1 Hour
Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a lighthearted look at the sounds some of the Park animals make. You’ll leave this interactive program with new appreciation for some of the Park animals and a song in your heart! Meet at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire Center.