Saturday, April 30, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to noon — Field Trip to Pitchfork Ranch

A.T. and Lucinda Cole have invited us to come botanize at Pitchfork Ranch on Saturday, April 30th.

Over the years the Coles have worked hard at restoration of the land, and it is fascinating to see what they have achieved (https://www.pitchforkranchnm.com/). Located down in the grasslands near Soldier’s Farewell peak, Pitchfork Ranch has a different flora than we find around Silver City. Among other things, it hosts a rare plant, Euphorbia rayturneri, found only in three places in New Mexico. In addition to our hosts, we will have the expertise of Russ Kleinman.

The trip down takes an hour and might not be easy for all vehicles, so we’ll meet 8:00 am at the parking lot next to the Fine Arts Center Theatre on the WNMU campus to carpool and caravan.