ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
7:30 a.m. Walk – Bird Walk 1.5 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a walk around the Visitor Center vicinity looking for the common birds of our desert. All birding levels welcome. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. Please bring binoculars. Rain cancels.
8:30 a.m. Hike – Big Spring Ramble 2.5 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalist Ted Caragozian to discover an oasis in the transition zone and see what’s blooming. Meet at the pullout at Mile Marker 11.3 on highway S-22 for an easy-paced walk to Big Spring in Tubb Canyon. Wear sturdy footwear, a hat, and carry water. This hike is rated moderate.
11:00 a.m. Talk - Mystery Cat: Anza-Borrego’s Elusive Mountain Lion 1 Hour
Join Volunteer Naturalist Don Endicott for a multi-media introduction to the natural history of the Park's seldom seen apex predator. Don's talk will describe the amazing attributes and signature behaviors of our big cats, show how relationships between Mountain Lions and people changed over time, and outline their key contributions to a healthy wilderness environment. Meet in the Discovery Lab at the Visitor Center.
1:00 p.m. Walk - Desert Inspiration 1 Hour
Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, for a sensory exploration of the desert in word and color that will nourish your connection with the rugged beauty of the desert. You’ll be surprised how much keener and richer your desert observations are after this hands-on experience. Meet in front of the Visitor Center for this gentle walk.