July 2019 Articles

California Poppy

Common name: California poppy Scientific name: Eschscholzia californica Plant family: Papaveraceae Origin: Native Duration: Perennial Color: Orange Plant type: Wildflower The California poppy is the state flower of California. It’s native to…

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Wild Radish

Common name: Wild radish Scientific name: Raphanus sativus Plant family: Brassicaceae Origin: Asia by way of Europe, California non-native/invasive Duration: Annual/perennial Flower color: Pink/purple/white Plant type: Herb Wild radish (Raphanus sativus)…

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Save Mount Diablo’s Annual Report: 2018-2019

Our hearts sing out gratitude to all of you who helped us successfully protect more of the precious remaining natural places of the Mount Diablo area and connect our community to them this past fiscal year. Save Mount Diablo changed from a calendar year to an April 1st-March 31st fiscal year-end. Therefore, this information is for the transitional 15-month budget cycle between January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. *Numbers are based on unaudited January 1, 2018-March 31, 2019 financials. Read the Letter from our Executive Director and enjoy learning more about our work as you browse through our accomplishments over the past 15 months.

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BioBlitz Research Results Are In!

In 2019, Save Mount Diablo’s Annual BioBlitz was held from Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 4 at Save Mount Diablo’s own Mangini Ranch and the City of Walnut Creek’s Lime Ridge Open Space. There were 36 scientists and researchers at the event. In total, 349 species were found: two amphibian species, five arachnid species, 76 bird species, one chilopoda species, two fungal species, 156 insect species, six mammal species, 96 plant species, and five reptile species.

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