The Tecolote Canyon of January 2021
Near one of the entrances to tecolote canyon, the vegetation consists of many invasive ice plants crowding the native flora. The 4* acre area lacks the foliage to support native California quail and many other species that could potentially thrive living there. Despite the many deficiencies of this section, much wildlife is supported in this area including ground squirrels, towhees, house finches, mourning doves, desert cottontails, and more. The area has much potential and can be restored into dense chaparral and coastal sage scrub ecosystems.
Through the Tecolote Canyon Habitat Restoration project, the neighborhood community can help fund and volunteer to repair the canyon. With donations, we will purchase native plants from the Native West Nursery. Through volunteer work, we will remove the ice plants and other invasives like wild mustard. It is our hope that through this project our neighbors will learn and appreciate their local nature, and that the project will bring back the California quail and other wildlife to the area.