We're excited to announce the Spring 2018 line up of our Saturday morning guided history outings. Nature lovers from across the region are invited to participate in spoting migrating raptors along the Rio Grande, get a close look at the lives of burrowing owls, explore a nearby cave, discover Native American sites, learn about the ecological impact of the border wall, identify plants and wildlife in the Organ Mountains's and identify reptiles of the Chihuahuan Desert. The hikes are designed to showcase some of the unique natural features of the Las Cruces/El Paso area. Informative, family friendly, and not too strenuous, most of the trips will have you back to your car by noon. 

Featuring a mix of the new and familiar, the Spring 2017 lineup includes the following trips:

  • The Border Wall--2/24, 8:30 am
  • Aden Crater--3/3, 8:00 am
  • Reptiles of the Chihuahuan Desert--3/10, 8:30 am
  • Otero Mesa--3/17, 8:00 am
  • Spring Raptor Migration--3/24, 7:00 am
  • Anthony Gap Cave--3/31, 8:00 am
  • La Mancha BioBlitz--4/14, 8:00 am
  • Learn to Use iNaturalist--4/28, 9:00 am
  • Close look at Burrowing Owls--5/5, 7:00 am
  • Valles Canyon--5/12, 7:30 am

Click here to view the full schedule.

All trips are open to the public. Some outings require additional parking fees. Advanced reservations are required. Participants may register three weeks in advance of each outing. Space is limited, and half of the available slots for each trip are reserved for members of the Southwest Environmental Center. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes, water, sunscreen and a hat. For more information and to register, contact (575)522.5552 or ashley@wildmesquite.org.