The East Shepherd Canyon Native Plant Trail is all done, finito, up and running, and ready and waiting for our fellow Tierrasantans and San Diegans to come and enjoy it. The trail head is right at the corner of Santo Road and Antigua Boulevard, in lovely Tierrasanta. Our beautiful suburb of San Diego is just off of the 52, easy to find!
The Native Plant Trail extends 1/5 of mile along a very accessible walking and biking trail in East Shepherd’s canyon. There are 20 posts along the trail that identify native plants and give some information on each of them. The troop also completed an accompanying plant guide, which has lots more information on and great photos of the 20 plants on the trail and another 20 plants commonly found in our San Diego Canyons. The link to downloaded the guide can be found up at the top of this blog, and I am working on getting it uploaded onto Createspace, where anyone who is interested in owning their very own printed copy can order one. When this is ready the link will be up at the top of the blog next to the link to download the guide.
Below are photos of the trail, a virtual tour of our lovely East Shepherd Canyon. But nothing beats seeing, hearing, and enjoying the real thing. So pack up your self, your kids, your dogs, your friends, your students, everyone and anyone, and head on out to the East Shepherd Canyon Native Plant Trail! Nature awaits…
Just because our trail is done, it doesn’t mean you should stop exploring. There are lots of great plants and animals in our canyons and open spaces. Our guide has another 20 common plants found in our area, in addition to the 20 on the trail. Get yourself a copy and see how many of them you can find. And have fun!