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Mount Diablo: A Place for Raptors

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

Mount Diablo’s woodlands and canyons provide habitat for a fantastic variety of raptors, from kestrels to golden eagles (of which ...

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Speak of the Devil

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

Mount Diablo is such a towering icon of our landscape that it is sometimes easy to forget how much complexity lies within its familiar outline. Indeed, the mountain holds many stories: from the drama of its birth under the ocean, to its (mis)naming by early American settlers, to last year's rediscovery of the rare Mount Diablo buckwheat. Today the story continues, with the mountain and its surrounding ridges and canyons anchoring a bold vision for a broad swath of protected open space and wildlife corridors stretching from Concord to Livermore.

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The Summit Loop Hike

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

This strenuous 5.3-mile hike circumambulates Mount Diablo’s summit, and traverses many of the mountain’s geological and botanical features. When I ...

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What a Grand Sight!

July 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

Beginning in 1860, botanist William H. Brewer accompanied state geologist Josiah Dwight Whitney on an expedition to perform “an accurate ...

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Art on the Wing

April 01, 2005 by Liam O'Brien

The Bay Area is home to a surprising variety of butterflies, moths, and skippers; local artist and avid lepidopterist Liam O’Brien gets outside with his field journal whenever he can, to record them with his unusual mixture of drawing, painting, collage, and writing. A beautiful sunny day out in the oak savanna of Mount Diablo brought two rare species into view, and onto the pages of Liam’s notebook.

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MDIA Diablo Map Update

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

Also recently updated is the Trail Map of Mount Diablo State Park, published by the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (MDIA). ...

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Save Mount Diablo’s 30th Anniversary

October 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

The 3,849 foot-high peak of Mount Diablo is a signature Bay Area landmark. Standing sentinel in eastern Contra Costa county ...

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