If you've been around the nursery or field restoration sites this fall, you've probably already met our new interns, Shirley Young and Martin Alexander.
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 !
Explore bryophytes on San Bruno Mountain and marvel in the beauty of these curious, tiny specimens. Read about a recent discovery—an elusive hornwort found in Owl Canyon!
Fall on The Mountain brings us cool foggy days, sprinkles of rain and Nature’s berry bonanza to the delight of both resident and migrating birds. Doug keeps his eared perked up for arriving wintering warblers, and eyes up for migrating raptors passing through on their way to breeding grounds.
In his Mountain Journal for Summer 2018, Doug addresses the importance of our fog - and reminds us that this source of moisture is a critical factor for our coastal flora. As we endure our typical summer of fog, it’s a good time to remember that many plants on San Bruno Mountain depend on this summer regime for survival.