Field Trips

The Gila Native Plant Society conducts field trips from April through September on the third Sunday of every month. Meet at the south parking lot of the Fine Arts Center Theatre on the WNMU campus a little before 8:00 am for carpooling. (Go up 12th Street and turn left on Kentucky St.; the south parking lot is the one on the left as you face the Theatre.)

Here’s a preview of what’s to come.

    May 19  – A Mosey around the Burro Mountains 

This month the Gila Native Plant Society field trip will be “A Mosey Around the Burros”. Our field trip leader, Hanna Blood, will take us down to the Bird Area along the Gila. She says the Anisacanthus thurberi (Thurber’s Desert Honeysuckle) is putting on quite a show. Donna Stevens will also be along on the field trip to conduct a special session for those new to the plants of the Southwest, or just new to botany. GNPS will have field trips every month through September on the third Sunday of the month. Free and open to the public. For further information contact

    June 16 – The Black Range in Bloom