ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:30pm


ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.

8:30 a.m. Hike – Elephant Tree Safari 3 Hours
The Elephant Tree, which is common south of the border, is rarely found in California. The largest “herd” resides in Alma Wash in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Come join Volunteer Naturalist  Ted Caragozian for a moderate, somewhat rocky, 3-mile ramble to observe the Elephant Tree in its natural, alluvial-fan habitat. Meet at the Elephant Trees Trail parking area off Split Mountain Road. Participants without 4WD, high-clearance vehicles can park below the trailhead and walk the rest of the way up the one-mile dirt road.

10:00 a.m. Talk – Paleontology Lecture 2 Hours
Join the Paleontology Society for their monthly lecture series. Open to the public. Meet in the Discovery Lab at the Visitor Center.

1:00 p.m. Talk – Murders and Unkindnesses 1 Hour
Join Volunteer Naturalist Jeff Salton to discover the remarkable differences between crows and ravens and explore some of the mystery and intrigue in the world of birds.

2:30 p.m. Hike – Stroll into the Sunset Wash 3 Hours
Sunset Wash is a picturesque example of the canyons that drain out of the Vallecito Mountains. Come join Volunteer Naturalist Ted Caragozian for a moderately-paced 3-mile exploration over somewhat rocky terrain. Meet at the entrance to Nude Wash, off Highway 78, about 0.25 mile east of call box 78-822 and just west of the road sign listing the mileage to Ocotillo Wells.