Mount Livermore (highest peak on the left) as seen from the front entrance to the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute (CDRI) Nature Center. Mount Livermore is a summit in the Davis Mountains in Jeff Davis County, Texas. It reaches an elevation of 8,378 feet / 2,554 meters, and is the fourth highest and most isolated peak in Texas.
Meet Lisa Fargason Gordon for a special Zoom Presentation
on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 6:30pm Mountain Time, 7:30pm Central Time. Register in advance by completing the registration form at the bottom of this post.
Lisa Fargason Gordon (CDRI Photo)
Lisa Fargason Gordon is the Executive Director at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute (CDRI), also known as the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, Fort Davis, Texas. A native El Pasoan, Lisa shares her love of the desert daily with visitors to the Nature Center. Sharing her background as an educator, Lisa has helped to create CDRI’s acclaimed educational programs, free for youth, in the TEA Region 18 service area.
The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens, located on a 507-acre site in the foothills of the Davis Mountains of Far West Texas, offers five miles of hiking trails, a botanical garden, a cactus museum collection, a bird blind, and a gift shop inside the Powell Visitor Center. A main tenet of the organization is education about nature and the Chihuahuan Desert to encourage an appreciation and concern for nature. At 5,100 ft., CDRI is set in the high mountain desert with semi-desert grasslands and igneous rock outcrops.
Geologic features include Modesta Canyon, a unique riparian canyon with a year-round spring, and Clayton’s Overlook, an igneous intrusion with a spectacular 360° view of the region. Another exceptional feature located inside the fenced 18-acre Botanical Gardens is the Cactus Museum Collection, with more than 200 species, subspecies, and varieties of Chihuahuan Desert cacti. http://www.cdri.org
Nature trail a short distance from the nature center.
Register here for the Zoom Presentation – Wednesday, March 29, 2023 – 6:30 MT, 7:30 CT
To and bottom photos by Rick LoBello