Plan Ahead for Borrego Days

It’s never too early to plan ahead! Before you know it, the heat of summer will be a distant memory and the fun of 57th Annual Borrego Days Desert Fest will just ahead. Plan to attend this free, fun annual festival and book your stay now before somebody else beats you to it. The Springs … Continued

One Thousand Stars Swarm to the Beehive Cluster

Where to See This Rare Event Under very dark skies, such as the astronomy park at The Springs at Borrego RV Resort, the Beehive Cluster looks like a faint, blurry object in the center of Cancer. You can see it with the naked eye, just as classical astronomer Ptolemy did back in the second century … Continued

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend – The Consequences of Light Pollution

Humans and animals have evolved over millions of years to eat, sleep, mate, and find protection from predators as determined by the daily cycle of light and darkness. The Dark Sky above you at The Springs at Borrego isn’t simply a way to enjoy the nightly spectacle of the stars, it also protects all of … Continued

Hiking Trails for Dogs in Julian

As the days grow longer and the temperature climbs in the desert, you may wish for some short hiking trails that your doggie can do without succumbing to the sun’s rays. There is such a place! William Heise County Park in nearby Julian offers five trails that are leashed-dog friendly. And they’re pretty short too! … Continued

Lilac Festival 2023 in Julian

There’s more to springtime floral news than desert wildflowers. It’s Lilac time in Julian, and just in time for Easter. Visit the Fort Cross Lilac Festival for beautifully fragrant fresh-cut lilac bouquets, a tour of the lilac orchards, and the amazing Lilac Maze. Reserve your stay at The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf … Continued

Lyrids Meteor Show

Night after night, the sky puts on an endlessly fascinating show. The dark sky over the Anza Borrego Desert is the perfect stage to see the moon, the stars, and the comets whirling in their age-old dance across the heavens. Evenings in April are no exception. Make plans to be here for the Lyrids Meteor Shower, … Continued

A Superbloom in 2023?

What is a Superbloom? Superblooms are rare events and require the exact combination of rain and sunshine. The last one took place in 2019 after an unusually wet winter. Now, heavy rain storms affecting the coastal regions of California have sent some of that precipitation to the Anza Borrego Desert prompting speculation of another superbloom. … Continued

Who Will Save the Wolf?

Public Support to Save the Wolf Finally, nearly 50 years later, public support paid off. The environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s led to protections for wolves under the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. There are still six species of wolves in North America, many of them endangered. The Mexican gray wolf, commonly … Continued

Get Into the Julian Jail – Free!

If you’ve ever played Monopoly, you know it’s important to get a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card and hang onto it. In nearby Julian, you can INTO jail free. Take a little side trip to historic Julian for sight-seeing, shopping, and to see the jail. Once a flourishing gold-mining town, Julian was the scene … Continued

Star Parties Are Back!

The long national health emergency seems to be over, temperate weather has returned to Borrego Springs, and we are still blanketed by the only International Dark Sky in California. Conditions are just perfect for the return of the Star Parties. There is a different theme for every one of the Star Parties. You’ll discover something … Continued

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