Spring Eco-Discovery Tour – Big Morongo Canyon Preserve0
Eco-Discovery Tour of
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
with Robin Kobaly
Thursday May 18th
Thursday May 18, 2017
8:30 – 11:30 am
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve- Morongo Valley
11055 East Drive, Morongo Valley, CA 92256
With Robin Kobaly—Botanist, wildlife biologist
Tour Fee: $20 per person for 3-hour adventure
~ Enrollment is limited. Please reserve early to assure your spot.
Stroll along a half-mile boardwalk under a lush canopy of cottonwood and willow trees as Robin shares secrets of the same native plants that sustained the Serrano Indians who inhabited this exact site for centuries. Big Morongo Creek flows through the 39,000-acre wildlife preserve in Morongo Valley, now part of the Sand to Snow National Monument, and provides a lush oasis and freshwater marsh for migratory and resident songbirds, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and more. On this 3-hour stream-side excursion, Robin will identify native plants, and describe uses of these desert plants for food, medicine, tools, clothing, and shelter. Edible samples of the same plants collected elsewhere by Robin will be shared along the route. You will hear about underground, unseen root partners that connect the plants in the community, which help to sustain the entire ecosystem. Robin will explain how migratory birds travel to and through the oasis in an intricate dance based on day-length cues, hormone changes, stored fat, night skies, and magnetic particles in their brains to arrive precisely at this site each year. Birds and other wildlife that may cross our path will be identified, and Robin will reveal fun stories about each creature. Please call or email to reserve your spot; enrollment is limited to 15 adventurers.
To reserve your space, or for more information
about this event:
Call The Power of Plants (760) 363-1166
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You may reserve your space and enroll now for the May 18th tour:
You may also reserve your space and enroll by sending a check for $20 to:
The Power of Plants
P.O. Box 800
Morongo Valley, CA 92256
Note: Please call or email us before sending your check to make sure we reserve your spot. Events fill up very fast.