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News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

iNaturalist Observation of the Month: Milkweed

You may have read about the decline of the beloved monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) and most of you likely have heard of an effort to help the species by planting milkweed in residential gardens. Indeed, plants of the milkweed subfamily (Asclepiadoideae) are the only suitable hosts for the monarch, and urban sprawl has put a dent in the availability of these perennial jewels.

Mission Trails launches new photography program

By Jennifer Morrissey | Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation Even before Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) was officially designated in 1980, its stunning landscapes, flora, and wildlife had been popular subjects among both amateur and professional photographers. This fall, the MTRP Foundation will launch a new program that celebrates contemporary images captured at Mission Trails, […]