In this e-newsletter, we highlight the State Park campground closure, the night sky viewing opportunities, and the use of wildlife cameras. Be safe, be well! View the July E-Newsletter.
The Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority opens some trails on Saturday, May 9th. Read the description from the post below about which Preserve trails/parking lots are accessible. Please also remain safe through physical distancing, face masks are required, and no … Read More
Did you know that there are 138 lupine species native to California? They are easy to identify with their stalk of flowers and distinct leaf shape. The mix of California lupines vary in color from purple to pink, yellow to … Read More
Coyotes often get a bad rap, but because they are opportunists–humans need to be more vigilant about keeping them at bay. Similar to dogs, coyotes are curious, playful, and defend their territory. Coyotes are most active during dawn and dusk, … Read More
Castor bean is a non-native plant that grows in disturbed areas and along roadways. Its leaves are easy to identify and its seeds (which are NOT actually beans) are used to make castor oil. Additionally, they contain ricin–a water soluble … Read More
Mule deer are found throughout western North America. They are named for their large ears, which look ears that belong on a … you guessed it … mule. Mule deer are ruminants, which means they ferment plant material before digesting … Read More
Named because their stem curls over the top of the plant resembling the head of a fiddle, fiddlenecks are found throughout California. The brightly colored yellow and orange(ish) annual flowers bloom in a curl. We’ve seen them across the Puente-Chino … Read More
As a reminder, please check the website or Facebook page of the park you love, before heading out to recreate. Often times the trails are closed during and after the rain. Please respect trail closures. Why? 1. Trails are easily … Read More