Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Habitat restoration at Battery East

Tree removal over the past few months has re-opened a stellar view of the Golden Gate from Battery East in the Presidio.

I just felt lucky to get to do habitat restoration in such a location. Removed non-native grasses and planted yarrow, native iris, lizard tail, sticky monkey, cow parsnip, nettle, sea daisy.

Nearby, last year's planting along the pathway is not so great looking - yet! There are hundreds of native plants, most of them in the ground for less than a year and they are slowly getting better established. The soil was incredibly hard there, and maybe they need a little more time to take root.
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