April 20 Field Trip: Volcanoes loop walk, Petroglyph National Monument. George Miller leader.

The Monument has 20,000 ancient images of rock art carved into the volcanic boulder that line the mesas, but we will concentrate on the nearly 200 wildflowers that bloom in the 7,000 acres of undisturbed desert. We start at the Volcanoes parking lot trailhead off Paseo del Volcan on the west side of the preserve and loop through the desert to see what we can see. If spring rains are generous, we may find 30 or more species. Meet at 8 a.m, meeting place A (Saver’s parking lot, Menaul & Candelaria), or at 8:15 at the Volcanoes parking lot.