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San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail

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pin 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005-1253 United States

January 2020

San Bruno Mountain Ridge lichens

January 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail, pin 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005-1253 United States
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Lichens are all around us and they have fascinating stories to tell those who listen. Lichens are beautiful, play critical roles in ecosystems, and can act as sensitive environmental indicators because they respond to fine scale ecological conditions. San Bruno Mountain is a particularly interesting destination for lichen explorers; it is an urban conservation success story with significant biodiversity of many taxonomic groups. It has an unusually diverse assortment of lichens, particularly for an urban area, in part because it is…

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San Bruno Mountain: Saddle and Bog Trails

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Bruno Mountain Summit Trail, pin 555 Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005-1253 United States
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This field trip is a first-of-the-year winter staple so let’s start with an easy walk around the saddle and bog with East Bay and San Francisco views. The saddle features grasslands, monocultures of gorse, a eucalyptus forest, the headwaters of Colma Creek, and a rare upland wetland. Several past restoration projects offer vivid examples of success and failure and are worth discussing.  The Saddle Trail is a wide fire road and is rich in plant species. Its eastern grasslands share…

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