Thursday, February 28, 2019

Walkabout Naturalist Walter Konopka will guide the bus though the mountains, discussing local geology, etc. with a stop for restrooms and bread at the famed Dudley’s Bakery. As we get into the desert we will stop for views and photos, and for a short walk to see some hard to find wildflowers hidden in Surprise Canyon and discuss some of the remarkable adaptations of desert plants. We will go on for a stop at the Borrego Springs Visitor Center and Museum for a visit and a place where you can eat your box/picnic lunch. Walter will be available to talk about the pupfish and plants in the area. We will go on, discussing the amazing giant metal sculptures by Ricardo Breceda, scattered in clusters in a “Sky Gallery” throughout Borrego Springs. We will make stops to examine the detail and take photos at some of the most impressive of the sculptures, as well as at any areas with extensive blooms of wildflowers before heading back. We will stop in Julian on the way home and Dan H. will lead a walk around town. Send your check for $59.00 marked Borrego Desert Trip to Walkabout International, 2650 Truxtun Rd. Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92106. Picnic lunch, bottled water and light snacks will be provided. Bus will depart from the Walkabout office in Liberty Station. Please included a stamped/self addressed envelope to receive your itinerary.