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 By Ernie Cowan    News 

The Dark Skies of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Editor's Note: This article was originally prepared as part of Anza-Borrego Foundation's annual fundraising appeal. It has been edited for the Borrego Sun. ABF is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting... — Updated 7/6/2020

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

A Sign of the Times

The weathered piece of lumber sticking out of the sand in a far-from-anywhere stretch of Carrizo Creek caught my eye. Stopping my truck, I walked over to see what it could be and found the piece of wood was bolted to a buried... — Updated 6/25/2020

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

A Desert Mystery

Author Paulo Coelho is likely best known for his book, "The Alchemist," but a lesser known work has deep roots right here in Borrego Springs and perhaps offers a mystery about a shrine to the Virgin of Aparecida hidden in the... — Updated 5/29/2020

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Borrego Neighbors – Snakes

Heat seemed to come quickly to the desert this year along with reports of snake sightings. A spring season that saw unusually chilly temperatures and lots of rain kept these slithery neighbors inactive, but once things warmed up,... — Updated 5/22/2020

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Hawk Watch Season Ends, Fewer Visitors

The annual Borrego Springs Hawkwatch ended for the season on April 12 with a tally well below seasonal averages and compounded by challenges because of the Coronavirus. The annual spring event is a citizen-science project devoted... — Updated 5/10/2020

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Hawkwatch Update

The annual Borrego Springs Hawkwatch that monitors the migration of Swainson’s Hawks through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has begun and will continue through the month of March. Hal Cohen, organizer of the annual census, said things have started slowly, with only a handful of... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Ernie Cowan    Arts

Beth Chafey-Hon Serenades at Hawk Canyon

The rhythms of nature blended with the melodies of violinist/composer Beth Chafey-Hon Feb. 29 at a special outdoor concert in the natural setting of Anza-Borrego's Hawk Canyon. The canyon concert called Desert Song Cycle was sponso... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

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