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Mission Trails

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

By Jay Wilson  Kiwanis One Day Once a year, Kiwanis clubs and their sponsored youth groups join together and do a work project on a day designated by Kiwanis International as a day of global community service. For Kiwanis One Day this year, the Kiwanis clubs of Division 21, including the Grantville-Allied Gardens club, joined with […]

Events at Mission Trails Park

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Communities, Featured, Mission Trails | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS April 22 – Park Beautification Volunteer Crew, 9 a.m. (KLC); Guided Nature Walk, 8:30 a.m. (KLC); Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Earth Day Concert 3 p.m. Amphitheater April 23 – Canyoneers Walk, 8:30 a.m. (KL); Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Family Discovery Walk, 3 p.m. (VC)

Butterfly bonanza at Mission Trails Regional Park

By Audrey F. Baker Eighty percent of our region’s rainfall occurs between December and March, bringing an annual average of around 10 inches. The series of winter rains that began in mid-December and peaked with the deluge of Feb 27, has brought copious spring growth to Mission Trails Regional Park. Trail Guide Bill Edwards recently […]

The conquering coyotes of Mission Trails

By Audrey F. Baker Coyotes are an infusion of color — buff against gray, tawny chestnut-red beside blond, swatches of brown, balanced against light-whitish underparts. They are readily recognized by their delicate facial features and a gray patch between the eyes that complements the fox-like rufous muzzle. This medium-sized wild dog displays the contour of […]

A botanical mystery at Mission Trails

By Audrey F. Baker | Trail Guide Among our most spectacular winter blooms is Mission Manzanita. Its 0.3-inch flowers appear December to February, ranging from milk white to rose-pink and blending to yellowish tones at the open end. Prodigious urn-shaped flora assemble in small clusters near branch ends. When moist, these mini-mission bells broadcast opalescent […]