Prickly Pear Cactus

Wildlife Tour | October 12

With autumn in the air, sweaters come out, and we seek the vibrant fall colors of golden cottonwoods and rose-colored pickleweed. Autumn is the perfect time to explore. We may search prickly pear cactus for cochineal, a tiny insect that produces the brilliant red dye we call carminic acid, used to brighten everything from lipstick to yogurt to artists’ paints. We hope to see you there!

Weather permitting. Wildlife is unpredictable. There is no guarantee of what you will see.

Volunteers Elizabeth Venrick + Mark Jenne will lead your nature experience.

Reserve Your Spot
  • Date & Time

    October 12, 2024
    9:00 - 11:00 am

  • Ages

    Registration required

  • Location

    San Elijo Lagoon (meet-up location will be emailed to registered participants)

  • Cost

    Free (Donations welcome)


Wildlife Tour | October 12