BOXOHOUSE artist-in-residence Biddy Connor performs in concert tonight, March 1st, at 7:30, following a 7 pm reception. Biddy is a composer, musician and vocalist. She will be performing several pieces from her repertoire using viola, saw, voice and electronic effects. Biddy will also perform the soundtrack to Megan Evans’ video work entitled Stranger in the Desert which will be screened. Boxohouse is located at 62732 Sullivan Road in Joshua Tree, off Whitefeather Road, south of Route 62.
CLIMBING ROUTE CLOSURES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
Seven climbing routes in the Indian Cove area of Joshua Tree National Park have been temporarily closed, the Park Service announced Monday. Park Superintendent Mark Butler signed a temporary emergency closure notice due to golden eagles that are nesting in the area. The closed climbing routes include Slatanic Area, Rattlesnake Buttress, Margaret Thatcher Spire, the Stepping Stones, the Bulkhead, the Dunce Cap, and Commissioner’s Buttress. Day hiking in the Rattlesnake Canyon area is not restricted at this time. Butler said the nesting pair appears to have finished building their nest. The area will remain closed until the nest has been abandoned to ensure the protection of the birds for the duration of the nesting activities, which is not expected to last beyond June 15.