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Interactive BV Lagoon Trail Map

A new smartphone-friendly interactive online mapping program is available for visitors to our nature trail; this can be used to identify plants and key features as one walks around the trail.  Enable the GPS navigation location on your smartphone, and then use this map application: This link to the map of the Buena Vista…

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Amaranta’s Bio-Blitz

Buena Vista Audubon and researchers from the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research organized a Bio-Blitz April 29-30 to survey the plants and animals living along the Buena Vista Lagoon. What is a Bio-Blitz? It is a survey that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a given area over…

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A Time to Sow

The long-awaited return of rain gives promise of a banner year for native wildflowers throughout San Diego County. What better way to celebrate our wonderful natural heritage than to plant a patch of native wildflowers in your garden? Pick up a packet of mixed California native wildflower seeds from a local nursery, and sprinkle the…

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Toyon is the Plant for the Holidays

Nature’s calendar doesn’t always agree with ours, but all around San Diego this December one could see bushes with holly-like leaves festooned with bright red berries. It’s the native toyon plant, sometimes called California holly. If you have a toyon in your yard, cut a few branches for dec-orations around the house or outside your…

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