Get ready to sign up for Fall 2019 Back by Noon Outings!

Back by Noon outings are fun for the whole family!

The Southwest Environmental Center is excited to announce the Fall 2019 schedule of its popular Saturday morning, guided natural history outings. Nature lovers from across the region are invited to visit one of the nation’s largest desert grasslands, hear with the ears of a bat, learn about the ecological impact of the border fence, participate in a restoration project along the Rio Grande, and learn about climate change from prehistoric fossils. 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 before noon. This fall, we will host another “Back By Midnight,” an after-dark outing with a bat biologist, just in time for Halloween.

Featuring a mix of the new and familiar, the Fall 2019 lineup includes the following trips:

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 (not a member? Join today!). Be sure to bring sturdy shoes, water, sunscreen and a hat. Detailed descriptions of the outings, including starting times, can be found here. You can register online or call (575) 522-5552.

The Southwest Environmental Center is a Las Cruces membership-based organization that protects and restores native wildlife and habitats in the Southwest.