Save Mount Diablo staff sing their new song “Mount Diablo in My Heart.” If the Mount Diablo area is in your heart, help us take care of it so it will take care of us. Please give to Save Mount Diablo’s Year-End Appeal.
Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I drove clockwise around the mountain in May of 2009 to Diablo’s ‘Morning Side’, where I was due to report for a day-long volunteer shift at Save Mount Diablo’s (SMD’s) annual BioBlitz. When I arrived, biologists were scurrying around with binoculars, hand lenses, and butterfly nets, counting any species they could find. It was the pinnacle of naturalist nerdom and I was [...]
I grew up in Marin County thinking Mount Tamalpais was the greatest mountain ever. When I moved to Contra Costa County in the early 1990’s, Mt. Tam was still the best. Then trail running came into my life and through it I began to learn of and appreciate all the nuances of my new home park. There were waterfalls, beautiful flowers and trees, tarantulas and beautiful snakes. The views of [...]