San Jacinto State Park & Wilderness and San Jacinto Natural History Association

PALM SPRINGS, CA (May 2, 2018) May 26 kicks off the summer programs of the Mt. San Jacinto Natural History Association (NHA) in partnership with the Mt. San Jacinto State Park & Wilderness (MSJSP&W).

According to NHA President Joe Migliore, “After the success of our introductory series last summer, we decided to increase the number of offerings from 8 to 15, running through September 8.”

The first program is entitled “Birds on the Wing” and is led by Ornithologist Kurt Leuschner, Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert. Advance registration is required.

Also, on May 26 and 27, “Junior Ranger Days” returns to the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. These popular events led by MSJSP&W Interpreter Allison Barnes are held at the base of the Mountain Station’s walkway from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and include such children’s activities as “Leave No Trace” games, “Spin the Wheel” information board and “Meet & Greet” with animal pelts. Additional dates are June 16, July 7, August 4, and September 1 and 2. No advance registration is required.

Finally, free Guided Nature Walks by State Park volunteers resume May 26 and continue Saturdays and Sundays through September 2. These walks feature a choice of two easy trails–the Desert View Trail, a 1½-mile beginning at 11:00 a.m. and the Long Valley Nature Trail, a ¾-mile loop beginning at 1:30 p.m. No advance registration is required.

There is no charge for any of these programs, except for regular Tramway admission.

                                

For more information about the NHA summer programs or to register, please visit www.msjnha.org/events.

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