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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Metal Sculptures of Borrego Springs

Aloha Everyone,

My day of adventure to view wildflowers gave me enough photos and stories for 3 consecutive blogs. This is the final installment.

Spring wildflowers viewing is one of the top visitor attractions of Anza-Barrett Desert Park. But when the flowers are gone, another attraction remain year around. There are 130 full-sized metal sculptures of creatures that roamed this desert millions of years ago.

The sculptures are scattered around a large open area. It is easy to imagine that on a rainy day, or in a misty morning fog, these prehistoric mammals and creatures may appear to come to life.

It seems that many visitors were attracted to the 350-foot-long serpent. On the day when wildflower viewing seemed to superseded the sculptures, a long line of cars and people on foot were surrounding the serpent trying to get a closer look at the monster's face.

The sculptures are the creation  of artist/welder/owner Ricardo Breceda, known as, "Perris Jurassic Park' in Perris, California. 

This free standing sculpture art collection was the fulfillment of a dream by the late Dennis Avery, landowner of Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs. For additional info, please go to:

Aloha -- Cathi