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, who must sign up at the Visitor Center.
8:00 a.m. Hike – Pinyon Ridge 7 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalists Ted Caragozian and Paul Larson for a moderately strenuous (approx 6-9 miles) in the higher country with some great views and wildflowers. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a snack and plenty of water as this is a fairly strenuous hike. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot. Four-wheel-drive (or all-wheel drive) is mandatory with some carpooling available.
2:00 p.m. – Junior Rangers 1 Hour
Special program for children 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– Bighorn Sheep: Symbol of Desert Wilderness 1 Hour
Join Volunteer Naturalist Tony DeLorenzo to find out about bighorn sheep. Where did they come from? What is their history here in the desert? What are their prospects for the future? Bring a flashlight and meet at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire Center.