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fire_followerSEPTEMBER 8 - One year ago, a fire broke out on the east side of Mount Diablo, blazing over 3,100 acres of meadow, chaparral and woodland. In the last year scientists, naturalists and curious observers have seen the burned areas reborn. Click on the photo or the link here for a series of slideshows celebrating a remarkable year on the mountain.

(Photo by Joan Hamilton.)  

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Oasis on Mount Diablo: Perkins Canyon's Trial By Fire

The Morgan Fire transformed more than 3,100 acres of meadow, chaparral, and woodland on Mount Diablo’s south and east sides, including Perkins Canyon. “It was a once-in-
a-generation event,” says Seth Adams — the biggest fire on the mountain since 1977.

What are people spotting right now? Here are the most recent observations from the burn area in iNaturalist