ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Date: 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 9:00am

9:00 a.m.  Hike – Voices, Visions, and Views of Alcoholic Pass                      3 Hours
Hike Alcoholic Pass!  Join Volunteer Naturalists Ron & Peg Poitras to experience and discover the prehistory, history, and present day journey of those who have used this trail for food, water, work, and fun.  This is a 3-hour excursion into the pass.  Meet at the north end of DiGiorgio Road.  This is a strenuous but relatively short hike, bring water, snacks and wear hiking boots.
9:00 a.m. Walk - Roving Naturalist in Borrego Palm Canyon                               3 Hours
Volunteer Naturalist Bonnie Clapp will be roaming the Borrego Palm Canyon Trail searching for bighorn sheep and other interesting features along the trail. Look for her in her volunteer vest as you hike to the palm oasis.  This is not a guided hike.
9:00 a.m. Walk – Spring Plant Walk                                                             2 Hours
Enjoy and learn about the ingenuity of our SURVIVAL EXPERTS--OUR AMAZING DESERT PLANTS! Meet knowledgeable members of the Park's Botany Society for an easy morning stroll somewhere in the Park. Leaders and destinations will vary. Bring water, sun protection, and sturdy shoes. Note:  Check with the ABF Store or the State Park Visitor Center for additional dates.  No reservation needed; meet at State Park Store, (587 Palm Canyon Drive, next to ABF office).
$10 per person. Call Ashley at ABF for more information at 760-767-0446 ext 1003.
11:00 a.m. Walk   - Garden Walk                                        45 Minutes
Join Certified Interpretive Guide Sally Theriault as she takes you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover what is in bloom.
1:00 p.m.  Walk   - Beaks and Feet: Birding Made Simple                                                          1 Hour
If you’ve always wanted to learn about birds but thought it’s too complicated and only for birding experts, you’ll enjoy this simple way of appreciating the birds! Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, in the Visitor Center Discovery Lab for this hands-on discovery session and get a close look at birds in and around the Visitor Center.  For bird lovers 8 and up with no previous birding experience necessary.  Bring binoculars if you have them.