September 17 field trip. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Field trip to Bar/Soledad Canyon trail

Jim Von Loh, Gordon Berman, Ken Steigman, and John Freyermuth will lead a field trip along the Bar/Soledad Canyon trail.

Explore what’s blooming along the first part of the Bar/Soledad Canyon Trail. Free parking. Meet at 8:45 – 9 a.m. at the Soledad Canyon parking lot at the far end of Soledad Canyon Road. Note that there are no restroom facilities available at the parking area or along the trail. Allow for a 30-minute drive from central Las Cruces in order to be at the parking and assembly area before 9 a.m.

Easy walk along a well-maintained trail. This is a slow-pace easy educational walk of about 2 hours. Some short moderate uphill portions. We will see wildflowers and other plants, plus pollinating insects and a few birds.

Participants must sign a release of liability and should remain with the group during the walk. Anyone leaving the walk should inform field trip leader(s). Dress appropriately for that morning’s weather conditions. Wear good walking shoes and bring plenty of water, plus a light snack if desired. Cameras, binoculars, guidebooks, and notebooks are optional – not necessary. Children must be accompanied by parents.