What a glorious spring it has been on Mount Diablo — quite the most spectacular display of plants we have seen in years.
I urge everyone to visit Mount Diablo State Park to enjoy it, before the slopes turn golden and the flowers fade.
To enhance this enjoyment, may I also recommend a new little book, hot off the press, “Trees and Shrubs of Mount Diablo.” It was written by the well-known San Francisco Bay Area botanist Glenn Keator and published by the Mt. Diablo Interpretive Association.
The book describes the plants and tells where to find them. It is available for purchase for $5 in the Park, at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center at the Mitchell Canyon entrance in Clayton, and at the summit’s Visitor Center.
Delight in the beauty of nature! (Edith Valle-Riestra, Walnut Creek, CA)
This is indeed a handy little book to bring with you while hiking on our beautiful island of a mountain “floating” in the midst of the East Bay Area. You can put it in your day pack right next to the “Mt. Diablo Wildflowers” guide which was also published by MDIA.
Delight in the beauty of nature … and enjoy the world around you in all its many forms. /Gary
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