Roving Ranger in Borrego is at it again, beautifully recounting the tale of his semi-annual guzzler hunt.
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For the first time in its history, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park was the site of the 2015 CALPA (California League of Park Associations) Conference from April 9-12. More than 100 people from all over California came to the desert to learn more about how they can maximize their partnerships with California State Parks throughout the state. CALPA is an organization dedicated to supporting the Cooperating Associations of California State Parks.
Spring is the height of the Desert Season and this year, I made sure to take full advantage of the glories of a desert in bloom.
A banner flower year brings many a wonder to the desert floor. Visitors come from far and wide seeking a glimpse of our once in a decade display. Others come to see the spectacle that arises as the flower stalks set their blooms, for one of Mother Nature’s “Flower Children” is about to make its million-insect-march across the flowering dunes.
Excitement is building as wildflowers begin to bloom in the canyons and along the trails of the park seen by visitors willing to get out of their cars and walk.
Drive-by flower fields remain mostly bare, however, and it is still too early to predict if and where anticipated blankets of conspicuous flowers will show.
Just in case you missed it, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park got hit with an absolutely breathtaking snowstorm New Year’s Eve Day 2014. Don’t believe me? Check it out.
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) published in September represents the culmination of 5 years of work by state and federal agencies, county governments, and NGO’s as they try to chart California’s move toward relying on more renewable energy sources. At first glance, all this would seem to be a good plan. The overwhelming majority of knowledgeable observers understand the urgency of moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. And what could be better than using the abundant sun and wind of our deserts to make this move?
When ABF advertised this past summer’s trip to Mongolia as the trip of a lifetime, they weren't kidding. This year’s trip was our third with ABF, and although the itinerary was essentially the same during our first and second trips, each trip has been unique. 2014’s itinerary included areas entirely new to us, and we just couldn’t resist!