“Geoglyphs in the Desert” on April 19

Presentation by Anne Morgan

Friday April 19, 2019

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center – Discovery Lab

on Palm Canyon Drive in Borrego Springs, California


Desert geoglyphs presentation

Groglyphs are earthen artworks on the desert floor that are often invisible from the ground. Anne was the Head Archivist/Curator with the Imperial Valley Museum in Ocotillo, California when she met Harry and Meg Casey. Harry had been flying the desert and taking photographs for many years. Anne’s meeting with the Caseys at the museum led her to curate nearly 10,000 aerial photographs.

Harry grew up in the farming area east of Brawley and had always been interested in flying, photography and desert archaeology. Harry Casey and aerial geoglyph photosHe began his photographic journey armed with nothing more than topographic maps, a 35mm camera, and his beloved Piper J3 Cub aircraft. Harry has spent thirty-five years documenting the areas’ geoglyphs before natural erosion and human intervention could destroy these fragile sites.