The California Field Atlas Book Signing with Obi Kaufmann

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Anza-Borrego Foundation, the nonprofit partner of Anza-Borrrego Desert State Park, welcomes HEYDAY books author Obi Kaufmann for a book signing celebrating the release of The California Field Atlas.

Photo: @paulmirahcollins

The lavishly illustrated The California Field Atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings. Chapter six of the Atlas, called “Of Life, Death and the Desert" – is an exploration of California’s three deserts: The Sonoran, the Mojave and the Great Basin, in watercolor maps and vividly-depicted, wildlife paintings. Obi will be donating two paintings in a silent auction to benefit  Anza-Borrego Foundation and their work supporting Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. His appearance is part of the #trackingthunderbirds tour of California celebrating the publishing of the book.

When: Friday, September 15, 2017, 3:00-5:00pm


Where: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center, 200 Palm Canyon Dr. Borrego Springs, California, 92004

To follow his adventures, follow his daily postings on Instagram @coyotethunder and subscribe to his blog at and for more information on the California Field Atlas, go to

About Anza-Borrego Foundation
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this desert season, Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF) is the official nonprofit partner of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. ABF provides financial support for park programs, acquires land for conservation in and around the Park, educates the public about the Park’s resources and supports research relevant to the region. The Foundation’s $1 million annual budget is supported by individual members and donors, foundations, and like-minded businesses.

In addition to raising private funds to support park programs and projects, ABF offers an extensive selection of guidebooks, clothing and other products in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park’s Visitor Center and State Park Store.

To learn more, plan your visit, or become a member, visit