Archive of Past San Bruno Mountain Watch Events


SSF Weed Warriors, Aug 28th & 29th

Mission Blue butterfly on host lupine
© SBMW 2010
Join the SSF Weed Warriors on San Bruno Mountain from 9:00am until Noon on Friday August 28th and Saturday August 29th. Come one day or both!.

We work to maintain critical butterfly habitat on the south slope of San Bruno Mountain. Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts for protection - and sturdy shoes; variable weather demands dressing in layers; bring 1 liter of water.

For more information, email the leaders Chuck and LorettaView Google map of meeting location for SSF Weed Warriors behind the Montessori School at 1400 Hillside Blvd.
Heavy rain cancels.

Next SSF Weed Warrior outings: Friday September 25th and Saturday September 26th.

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Mission Blue-Berry Pancake Breakfast & Native Plant Sale, Aug9

A yummy pancake breakfast celebrating a year of growth on and off of San Bruno Mountain! Featuring wild harvested blackberry syrup and Mountain Watch's secret recipe pancakes.

Adults are $10 and children (12 and under) are $5.
Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Sunday, August 9th
9am to 12pm
Mission Blue Nursery
near 3401 Bayshore Blvd

Our Mission Blue Native Plant Nursery will also be open for plant sales! Plants and pancakes - that's good!


David Schooley Talk, July18

Come spend an afternoon with David Schooley, founder of San Bruno Mountain Watch and author of Ravines of the Heart. David will be sharing photographs and poems from his book about San Bruno Mountain. Join him at the Brisbane Community Center (downstairs from the library) on Saturday July 18th. This presentation is part of the San Mateo County Library's "An Afternoon with Author..." Program and is for adults.

Brisbane Community Center
250 Visitacion Ave, Brisbane
link to Brisbane Library event page


Butterfly Count Rescheduled! July5

The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) will conduct its annual San Bruno Mountain butterfly count again this year, on Sunday July 5th (rescheduled from Sunday June 14), under the direction of Patrick Kobernus. Patrick has been in charge of this count for several years, and again this year will be joined by Liam O'Brien, lepidopterist, who is quite the celebrity in the San Francisco Bay Area butterlfy world.

Participants will meet at the San Bruno Mountain State & County Park entrance parking lot at 9am. You need to contact Patrick if you are planning to come for the count, and be prepared for hiking up steep hills. Patrick will email you complete information.

Patrick Kobernus

Previous knowledge of the butterfly species is not necessary, as each group will have a leader who is knowledgeable in the local butterfly species.

If there is heavy fog and/or rain on the day of the event, we will reschedule.


"The Edge of the Wild" Premiere, May30


This important documentary will premiere at the
San Francisco Green Film Festival
on Saturday, May 30th at 4 PM
purchase tickets!

For over 30 years, residents of Brisbane have fought to save rare butterflies on private land planned for luxury housing on San Bruno Mountain. This epic battle between private property rights and the survival of a species resulted in a major shift in national environmental policy – one that allows private landowners to kill endangered species. The Edge of the Wild is a documentary film, by local filmmaker Gail Mallimson, that tells the story of this struggle both past and present - through the eyes of a life-long resident of Brisbane, Michele Salmon, who is determined to reverse this policy and save the last population of these butterflies before they are gone forever.

You can purchase tickets, see the trailer and find much more information at
the The Edge of the Wild page at the San Francisco Green Film Festival website.