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San Bruno Mountain: An Ark of Diversity

The plants that grow on this 2,400-acre island amid a sea of city—including these four endemic manzanita species—help make San Bruno Mountain a world biological hotspot.

January 3, 2021

Reading the Landscape for Fire

In the beginning, fire burned the world. Don Hankins’ Plains Miwok ancestors passed on this understanding of fire through generations, and he draws from it as a traditional cultural practitioner pyrogeographer when burning landscapes in California.

January 3, 2021

Birding the Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden Bird Survey Team has recorded all of the birds they’ve observed in this corner of Tilden Regional Park, specifically tracking which species visit and when, what they eat, and the materials they use to build nests.

January 3, 2021
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San Pedro Valley Park, San Mateo County

2.4 Miles | Moderate

A perfect circuit of coastal California, with views and a cascading waterfall after a wet winter … Learn More