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.
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I’m sitting in the comfort of my air-conditioned office here in “downtown” Borrego Springs, happy I’m not outside in temps that have continually hit just over 100F for the last week or so. And while sitting here, I’m thinking that I’m just a little bit sad I’m not outside counting sheep today. Sound crazy? Maybe.
UPDATE! Thanks to all of YOU, ABF was awarded 2nd Place and $10,000 of support for Camp Borrego next year.
Thank You Thank You THANK YOU!
In case you haven't heard by now, ABF has been nominated as one of 8 environmental nonprofits to be in the running for CBS 8's 2014 Eco Ambassadors Campaign.
Since I didn’t get to join last weekend’s Hikes & Hops adventure up Stonewall Peak in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, I decided to make the trek on my own. With temps in the Borrego Valley soaring into the 100-105F range, it was a good choice!
Check out a summary of the current wildflower conditions in the Park.
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.
Spring is a beautiful time… the time of the cute baby animals. If you’ve ever seen a picture of a Desert bighorn lamb, you know what I’m talking about. They are, in a word, adorable. And this is their time of year.
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.
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.