Most common names in the Park are based on historical events or characters, natural or cultural features, or geographical names. We will explore names in each of these categories to see why and how popular park places were named. Some of the names include: Indianhead, Fish Creek, Fonts Point, Alcoholic Pass, Coyote Canyon, Nude Wash, and even the name of the Park. A loop hike in Coyote Canyon will explore a popular riparian area, a desert valley and canyon, and give us an intimate look at local place names. Talk is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, 401 Tilting T Dr., Borrego Springs; $5 at the door. Open to the public. For both the talk and Saturday field trip, $60 Public / $50 ABF Members. Visit www.theABF.org/events or call 760-767-0446 ext. 1004 for more information and to register.