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Archaic Wetlands, Botanical Gardens, Native Habitat, History, Birds

Spend the morning at Keystone Heritage Park and enjoy easy hiking, garden tours and a history lesson with Bernie Sargent. At 9:15 AM Mike Gaglio and Josh Villalobos will lead a walk through Keystone’s 50 acres with information on the geology of the area, the mitigation of the wetlands, identifyingnative plants, spotting the hundreds of birds and more.  At 9:45 to 11:45AM (on-going) join Cindy Harrington as she talks about the Desert Botanical Garden. If you have not visited the Garden recently, now is the time to go! Experience the beauty of Chihuahuan Desert landscape and enjoy this very unique garden. At 11:00 AM meet Bernie Sargent in the shade of the garden to hear about the long and varied history of the area Keystone occupies. Learn the story of Susan Magoffin, one of John Houser’s sculptures which makes its home at Keystone. Food trucks will be on site. Meet at Keystone Park. Take Doniphan and make right or left onto Kappa Rd. Turn left into parking lot. For more information, contact or

Earlier Event: October 24
Birding of the Franklin Mountains
Later Event: October 25
Last Sunday Hike

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