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Events Calendar

February 26, 2018

Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association Executive Board Meeting 9am place TBD

This board runs the CPNHA for you. They meet once a month during the winter season. This will be a planning session for the annual Sonoran Shindig and the Sonoran Symposium. Lots of work to share, please help.


February 28, 2018

Deadline for Photo Show

Turn your pictures in at the Chamber of Comerce by 3pm


March 1, 2018

2nd Annual Camino del Diablo Trip March 1-3

This is a naturalist lead driving trip through the Cabeza Prieta and Barry Goldwater Range sections of the Camino del Diablo. You need a 4 wheel drive capable high clearance vehicle, camping equipment, your own food and water and the means to cook. Preference for attending will be given to members. Others are welcome if room permits.


March 2, 2018

Camino Trip day 2


March 3, 2018

Camino Trip day 3

Last day of trip and return to Ajo


March 5, 2018

Grand Opening of the Natural History Photo Show

This show features the best nature photography Ajo has to offer. The Opening will be held in conjunction with the Sonoran Symposium's first evening. Join us in the foyer of the Art Gallery at the Plaza.


March 5, 2018

Sonoran Symposium March 5-8 at the Curley School Complex

The annual CPNHA Photo Show will open for the Symposium in the Art Gallery Foyer of the Plaza. Come see our Desert Art


March 6, 2018

Sonoran Symposium Day 2


March 7, 2018

Sonoran Symposium Day 3


March 8, 2018

Sonoran Symposium Day 4


March 10, 2018

Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association Store on the Plaza 9am-noon

Get a T shirt to show your support.
Get a field book to identify that flower.
Get a gift your your children or grandchildren.
Give us some support for what we do for you.


March 15, 2018

Natural History Hike 6 to the top of Coffeepot on BLM

This is a trip out to Coffeepot and a hike up. You will need to carpool and have good hiking gear and condition. Plan to leave from the N W corner of Olsen parking lot at 9 am. Bring plenty of water, camera, lunch sunscreen and your hiking boots.


March 17, 2018

Sonoran Shindig 10am-3pm

Annual Festival of the Sonoran Desert
Saturday, March 17, 2018 10 am-3 pm
Ajo’s Historic Plaza in Ajo, AZ
Music and Entertainment
Coyote Howling Contest
Representatives of all the Governmental Landholders
Sonoran Desert Photo Exhibit
Souvenir Booths
Handmade Items for Sale
Childs Mountain Tour
Farmers Market


March 22, 2018

Sonoran Lecture at 7 pm Anthony Baniaga

Anthony Baniaga of the U of AZ and the Arizona Native Plant Society will speak and the topic will be, Natural history notes and importance of Selaginella in the Sonoran Desert. Join us at 1850 N Gila Bend Highway at 7 pm


March 24, 2018

Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association Store on the Plaza 9am-noon

Better get your CPHNA hats and shirts before you leave for the summer. Help our group and get a nice book or other item. Credit or cash or your good check!


March 31, 2018

End of the Season Potluck on Childs Mt. 6pm - 10 pm

Bring a dish, dessert, salad or whatever is your specialty to share and plan to watch the moonrise before you leave.






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