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Habitat Restoration Project at Rancho Guadalupe beach

i Sep 3rd l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

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Ice plant is headstrong. Not only does it spread fast and cover a considerable amount of land surface, it also grows deep into the ground. By no means can ice plant be eradicated. But if one ever attempts to remove an ice plant into a trash bag after digging up most of its root, it’s very likely that he or she will just have to drag the plant instead of lifting it up and putting it into the bag. Because really, ice plant is insanely heavy.

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Guadalupe Native Garden Grand Opening

i Aug 13th l 2 Comments 3 by Dunes Center

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The Grand Opening of Guadalupe’s Native Garden was a huge success.

On Saturday, August 2, Board member and Mayor of Guadalupe Frances Romero cut the ribbon to officially open the garden to the public. The event included a native garden scavenger hunt and educational, interactive exhibits throughout the garden.

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Dunes in Bloom: California Buckwheat

i Aug 12th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

DSC06614 700x300Come visit the Guadalupe Native Garden to see this month’s Dunes in Bloom, California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) a member of the Buckwheat Family,Polygonaceae.

Buckwheat is a shrub of various sizes (more…)

Dunes In Bloom: Western Yarrow

i Jul 10th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

western yarrow 700x300This month we are celebrating the local Western Yarrow, Achillea millefolium a member of the Sunflower Family.

The western yarrow is a diminutive gray- to green-leaved (more…)

Dunes in Bloom: Silver Dune Lupine

i Jun 28th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

sliver dune lupine 700x300This month we will be highlighting the Sliver Dune Lupine, Lupinus chamissonis, a beautiful flower that blooms through out the coastal regions.

The lupine is a familiar flower seen throughout California.  It is a part of the pea family (more…)

Dunes In Bloom: California Barberry

i May 9th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

barberry 4 700x300This month we are highlighting the California Barberry(Berberis pinnata Lagasca). The California Barberry grows along rocky slopes and coastal bluffs in the coastal scrub, chaparral, woodlands and forests below 4000 ft. It can be found as far north as Oregon and as far south as Baja California. (more…)