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    Name: Gila Native Plant Society field trip
    Date: August 18, 2019
    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT
    Event Description:
    The Gila Native Plant Society continues its program of monthly field trips with a visit to the Burro Mountains on Sunday, August 18. Our field trip leader, Hanna Blood, describes the outing: “We’ll head to Axle Canyon Preserve in the Big Burros, to the confluence of Axle and Mulberry canyons located on an 83-acre in-holding in the Gila National Forest. Axle Canyon Preserve is a special place well cared for by its owners. It will be a moderate/easy hike in sandy, open washes. Our drive will be 45 minutes each way: HWY 180 north from Silver City, Mangas Valley Road, Redrock Road, Axle Canyon Road. The dirt road is hard and fairly smooth, with some washboards and a few sandy places along the way. In the canyons, huge black cherry trees, grand Emory oaks and alligator junipers provide shade to white honeysuckle, canyon grapes, and other wonderful understory surprises. Herbaceous perennials are coming back since a couple of good monsoon rains drenched the Burros. Come and join me for a plant wander.” For those who are new to the native plants of our area, or just new to botany, during the outing Don Graves will provide an introduction to some of the basic aspects of plant identification. Meet at 8 a.m. in the south parking lot of the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre for carpooling. All are welcome; GNPS field trips are free and open to the public. Be sure to wear a hat and sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water and perhaps a snack. Please be aware that during the summer months the field trip destination may have to be changed in case of fire or washed-out roads. For further information check our website at www.gilanps.org/events/field-trips/ or contact hannablood@gmail.com
    Meet at the south parking lot of the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre at 1100 N. Kentucky St., Silver City
    Date/Time Information:
    August 18, 2019, 8:00 am
    Contact Information:
    Hanna Blood
    Free and open to the public
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