Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 17, 2021

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association Activities & Events

In the interest of maintaining a healthy environment for everyone participating in our in-person activities, including hikes and tours, proof of full COVID vaccination is required; either the original CDC vaccination card, a photo on your phone, or a printed paper copy of the card will suffice.

Oct. 20, Wed., 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Full Moon Walk in South Palm Wash

Leader: Mike McElhatton, ABDNHA Education Director

Experience the unique and serene beauty of moonlight on the canyon walls as we take an easy 1.5-mile walk through South Palm Wash. 4WD is necessary for a short one-tenth of a mile off-highway-segment into the wash. Anyone without 4WD can catch a ride for that short section. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. Activity cancels with thick cloud cover or high wind. Meet at the ABDNHA office. No charge. Space is limited to 22. Call the Nature Center to reserve, 760-767-3098.


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Oct. 29, Fri., 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Webinar: Julian History

Speaker: David Lewis, Julian Historian

As a fourth generation Julian resident, David Lewis knows the history of Julian very well. His family roots began in Julian in 1887 when his grandfather arrived to be a school teacher. His desire to share the history of Julian took shape when he took a tour of Gettysburg in 2007 and decided there was story to be told about his hometown as well. After years of research of Julian and extensive mapping of the local cemetery, he started Julian Historical Tours. The webinar is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Oct. 30, Sat., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Walking Tour of Julian

Leader: David Lewis, Julian Historian

Following the webinar on Friday night, David guides a small group on a walking tour of historic Julian, our neighboring mountain town to the west. Dress for cool, fall mountain weather. Plan on a walking tour of approximately 90 minutes with time for questions. Meet at ABDNHA (652 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs) at 1 p.m. for the 50-minute drive to Julian. Carpooling optional. General Public $15, Members $12, Volunteers $10. Maximum for the tour is 8 people. Register at the Nature Center, 760-767-3098. If the trip is full, please leave your name, phone, and email in case we schedule a second tour.

Oct. 30, Sat., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Grandma’s Attic Sale

Come look for bargains and treasures at our Grandma’s Attic Sale! We have so many items for sale: vintage items, collectibles, books, housewares, small appliances, clothing, puzzles – and much, much more! The sale is in the ABDNHA Activity Room, next to the Birds & Blooms Garden Shop. 652 Palm Canyon Drive. See more info below.

Nov. 13, Sat, 9 a.m. – noon

Native Plant Sale

Come shop for native & desert plants at our annual fall plant sale. Most of the plants will be in one-gallon pots. Plants may include jojoba, apricot mallow, fairy duster, desert marigold, chuparosa, milkweed, desert lavender, Tacoma yellow bells, agave, aloe, cacti and yucca. The sale will be in the Activity Center, next to the Birds & Blooms Garden Shop. 652 Palm Canyon Drive. Call 760-767-5560 or 760-767-3098 for more info.

Borrego Days at Christmas Circle – Oct. 23-24

Stop by the ABDNHA Booth and say hello!

Come celebrate Borrego Days at Christmas Circle!

Sat, Oct 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sun, Oct 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Flyover – Music – Food – Beer Garden – Art Exhibits – Car Show – Kid Zone

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