Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Trips, Trips and More Trips

The Jacumba Mountians, Imperial County

RSVP to treasurehunt@cnps.org for more details. Space limited on some trips. If you can't come for the whole trip arrangements may be made.

Monday-Wednesday, March 7-9th: Eastern Imperial County: Alogodone Dunes and environs. Camp on the dunes, go on a night hike and look for rare plants to boot. We're hoping to find weird and wild rare plants with true desert experts.

Friday, March 11th: Coachella Valley Preserve- Meet 9 am in the Preserve Parking Lot in Thousand Palms.

Friday-Sunday, March 18-20th: Joint Trip with Habitatworks: Exploring south of Joshua Tree near the Chuckwalla Mtns, Red Cloud Canyon, and Orocopia Mtns to hunt for Coues’ Cassia, California snakebush, Ditaxis serrata var. californica, Matelea parvifolia, Ayenia compacta, Lavendar Sage, Astragalus insularis var. harwoodii and Castela emoryi. Space limited.

Friday-Monday, March 25-28th: “Plants and Petroglyphs”- Desert Survivors Club trip
Combing Black Mountain, Cuddeback Lake, Golden Valley Wilderness area, Red Mountain to find Indian petroglyphs and rare plants such as Mentzelia tridentata, Eriophyllum mohavense, Cymopterus deserticola, Mimulus mohavensis, Eschscholzia minutiflora var. twissellmannii. Space limited.

Friday-Sunday, April 1-3rd: Soda Mountains proposed wilderness area with the California Wilderness Coalition- Come explore undiscovered country!

Friday-Sunday, April 8- 10th: Desert Survivors Club Trip 2- Surveying in the Solar Energy Study Areas: Chuckwalla Valley and Iron Mtns. RSVP required, space limited.

Week of April 11th-Surveying near Ridgecrest and collecting for the Creosote Ring Wildflower Show

Week of April 18th- Collecting for RSABG Wildflower Show and surveying for Penstemon albomarginatus.

Saturday, April 30th: Sierra Club Joint Trip to Juniper Flats and the Ord Mountains in the Northern San Bernardino Mountains Foothills. Come explore the border of the mountains and the desert. We may find Cushenbury buckwheat and other limestone endemics.

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