Local Weekend Event
California Native Plant Society field trip
San Bruno Mountain, Saddle and Bog Area
Leader: Doug Allshouse
JANUARY 29, Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm
Habitat restoration has been a way of life on San Bruno Mountain since the 1982 inception of a Habitat Conservation Plan for three endangered butterflies. The Saddle area, which encompasses the northernmost several hundred acres of the Mountain’s parkland, is home to several restoration projects and offers vivid examples of success and failure. The Saddle features grasslands, large monoculture stands of gorse (Ulex europaeus), a eucalyptus forest, and the headwaters of Colma Creek. It holds a surprisingly rich variety of plant species, native as well as non-native, including many grassland plants that also grow on the Mountain’s warmer, southeastern flank. We’ll walk trails that are easy on the legs while looking for Lupinus albifrons and Viola pedunculata, larval host plants for the Mission Blue and Callippe Silverspot, respectively. A short portion of the Bog Trail can turn soggy after a lot of rainfall, so please wear shoes suitable for moisture and mud just in case. For trail conditions or other questions contact Doug at dougsr228@... or 415-584-5114. If heavy rain cancels, the trip will be postponed to Saturday, February 5.