We work to conserve land on and near San Bruno Mountain as public open space. We work with local landowners, donors, and government officials to ensure the protection of areas of natural and cultural significance.
We grow the native plants of San Bruno Mountain with the help of volunteers at our Mission Blue Nursery to supply habitat restoration projects on the mountain and sustainable landscaping efforts in homes, schools, and cities.
Don't miss wildflowers on the south slopes! Join the SSF Weed Warriors for their restoration work on the Mountain's south slope – and get some exercise! The non-native invasives are a constant battle so we need all the weed warriors we can get! Only heavy rain would cancel - so come prepared. Friday and Saturday 9am to noon.
Nothing says Summer like California blackberries! Although the plant is abundant on the mountain, weather plays a huge part is whether there’s a bumper crop, or not. This was a good season. While berries are ripening, many birds are still tending to nests - hard work that can bring out the most aggressive behaviors. Doug sees it all in his regular walks - and shares his mountain experience in his ongoing Mountain Journals.
A spectacular Spring bloom on the Mountain after an overwhelmingly wet Winter. But all those deluges paid off! San Bruno Mountain held its own and was not to be outdone by other spectacular wildflowers displays in the Bay Area - even Mountain old timers like Doug were impressed!
Winter is Doug’s second favorite season ~ it’s the season of renewal, a celebration of the birth and rebirth of our native plant species. So many perennial species are waking up from their dormancy and the annuals are beginning to germinate - the first signs of Spring are in our Winter !