Plant Walk with the Botany Society
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (End time is approximate.)
Location: Meet at ABF Administrative Office: 587 Palm Canyon Dr. #122, Borrego Springs, CA, 92004 Note: This location is different from the State Park store, but in the same shopping center. The office is next to Kendall’s Café, here’s a link to a map. We’ll carpool and/or caravan to our field site (TBD).
Cost: Non-member – $10.00, ABF Member – $8.00, Student – $5.00
A limited number of scholarships are available for financial hardship. If you’d like to request a scholarship, please reach out to Samantha@theabf.org with a 2-3 paragraph description about why you want to attend this class and your need for a scholarship.
Description: Join us for our first education program of 2024 and a stroll in the State Park with our very own botanists full of all the plant knowledge you could ever want! Members of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Botany Society will lead us on a leisurely walk within the State Park at a site of their choosing. We’ll visit different locations every Friday from mid-January through the end of March. Our botanists will share their in depth knowledge so that you may become familiar with many incredible plants found in Anza-Borrego. We’ll learn about plant adaptations to the desert environment, the importance of plants in the landscape, and conservation and management efforts to keep them healthy.
This is a beginners botany walk, not necessarily for experienced botanists (though all are welcome). It will be a short, slow-paced walk with many stops to look at and discuss plants. We’ll stroll along and talk about every interesting plant we see. Ask questions, discuss exciting or rare plants, and see some wildflowers! If you want to walk further, you’re encouraged to do so after the guided walk ends.
What to Bring:
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes.
- Clothing layers for the chilly air in the morning and warmer mid-day temperatures.
- At least 2 Liters of water.
- Snacks and/or your lunch to eat when the tour concludes.
- (optional) Hand lens for looking at plant details.
- (optional) Camera.
Space is limited to 15 participants! Please register in advance. Children under 5 are free and don’t require registration. Register Here
Cancellation Policy: Notification must be received at least 7 days before the first day of the event if you need to cancel and wish to receive a refund. For cancellations made after the 7-day deadline, we cannot issue refunds for any reason. We understand that unforeseen or emergency circumstances may arise, but our nonprofit organization operates on a limited budget and, while inconvenient, this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last-minute cancellations. If ABF cancels a program, we will issue a full refund or credit.