Campos de Fuego Lecture Series

Campos de Fuego: Explorations of the Pinacate 


Fall 2018 Lecture Series

Since the Hornaday expedition set off from the Desert Laboratory in 1907, captured in the book Camp fires on Desert and Lava, there has been a unique connection between Tumamoc Hill and this enigmatic volcanic range in NW Mexico. Recognized by many as the desert’s heart, the Pinacate has captivated and inspired those who have traversed its rugged slopes, peaks, and dunes. Please join four of those individuals as they connect you to this special region of our desert and in celebration of the first bilingual publication of the 1928 novel Campos de Fuego: A Brief and Fantastic History of an Expedition into the Volcanic Regions of the Pinacate by Gumersindo Esquer, Contribution 2 of the Proceedings of the Desert Laboratory.

All talks at 6 PM at the Desert Laboratory.


The Pinacate Volcanoes

September 5, 2018 | Dan Lynch, Geologist

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Time Frame: An Artist's Long-Term Relationship with Pinacate

October 3, 2018 | Richard Laugham, Artist

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Sonoran Pronghorn in the Pinacate, Challenges and Adaptations

November 7, 2018 | Miguel Angel Grageda Garcia, Pincacate Biosphere Reserve

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The Ties That Bind: Natural History of the Plant and Animal

December 5, 2018 | Paul Dayton, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

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