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Anza Who?!

Have you heard of the Anza Colonizing Expedition of 1775-1776? Beginning farther south in Mexico this historical journey traveled a northerly route not far from here, passing through the deserts and mountains of Tucson, Yuma, ABDSP and southern California.

A Desert Ramble

Last week Park Volunteer Naturalist Ted led a “ramble” to Big Spring. Ted knows a lot (A LOT!) about our desert’s natural history, its plants, geology, and ecology. He is the real deal and filled our brains with countless interesting facts.

Yurts are built!

After several adventures with the high desert winds and the yurts used for Camp Borrego, it seems we have finally found a solution. Today ABF completed construction on the final of six yurts for camp.

ABF is lucky to have several talented and dedicated volunteers who spent many hours building yurts. Our special thanks to Mark Jorgensen, Chuck Bennett, Herb Stone, Ray Mouton, Dick Troy, Ray Shindler, Steve Bier, Dick Helvig, Mike Puzzo and Jack Jorgensen for their sweat and time.

Finding Fall in Anza-Borrego

I am not from the desert. I’m originally a flatlander and since I left home I have really missed the seasons I grew up with. Fall there is lovely- you get to break out sweaters and coats and thick wool scarves; you can see your breath in the crisp autumn air; watch as the hills come alive with the reds, oranges, and browns characteristic of the season; and feel the leaves crunch under your feet as you walk.


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