Red Rock Canyon State Park officials have set their schedule of interpretive events for October.
The park is 25 miles northeast of Mojave on Highway 14, where the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada converge with the El Paso Range.
Sat., Oct 13 Docent-led nature walk of the Ricardo Nature Trail. Learn about various plants and their flowers along with the small animals and how they adapted to the harsh desert environment. Meet at the Ricardo Trailhead across from the visitor center at 9 a.m.
Sat., Oct 13: Come and hear a historical presentation of the former Red Rock Railroad. This is a slide presentation about the temporary spur railroad built through Red Rock Canyon during the construction of the LA Aqueduct. Meet in the multipurpose room located in the visitor center at 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct 20: Docent-led nature walk of the Ricardo Nature Trail. Learn about various plants and their flowers as well as birds and small animals and how they adapted to the harsh desert environment. Meet at the Ricardo Trailhead across from the visitor center at 9 a.m.
Sat., Oct 20: “What Lives and Grows in Red Rock?” This is a docent provided slide presentation as an introduction to the plants and wildlife found within Red Rock Canyon. Meet in the multipurpose room in the visitor center at 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct 27: Docent-led nature walk titled “A Walk Through Time.” You will gain information about weather changes, extinct and present wildlife, Native American uses of plants, and geological makeup of Red Rock Canyon. Meet at the Desert View Trailhead near campsite 50, at 9 a.m.
Sat., Oct 27: Gene Albitre, Native American Spiritual Leader, will present a talk about “Native American Life Ways from Native History and Culture.” Artifacts and items demonstrated include tools used for daily life and ceremony. Meet at the campfire area at 7 p.m.
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For more information, call the park at 661-946-6092.