The Skyline Earth Team joined Friends of Sausal Creek to work in the Native Plant Demonstration Garden in Diamond Park in Oakland.
Friends of Sausal Creek aims to restore the native plant communities of the Sausal Creek Watershed. Skyline Earth Team joined the efforts on Saturday, December 14th to plant native species in Diamond Park. The Native Plant Demonstration Garden aims to educate citizens about the native plants that they can grow in their home gardens and about the importance of restoring native habitats.
Restoring this native habitat by installing native plants ensures the abundance of native insects and birds. The Skyline Earth Team interns planted 136 native plants in just 2 hours!
The interns met some of the inhabitants of the garden including several worms and centipedes!
The native species planted include:
Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana)
Jimbrush (Ceanothus oliganthus var. sorediatus)
Blueblossom (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus)
Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii)
California hazelnut (Corylus cornuta subsp. californica)
Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum subsp. capitatum)
Coastal Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)
California Fescue (Festuca californica)
Wood Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha)
Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor var. discolor)
Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons)
Yampah (Perideridia kelloggii)
Hillside Gooseberry (Ribes californicum var. californicum)
Straggly Gooseberry (Ribes divaricatum var. pubiflorum)
Canyon Gooseberry (Ribes menziesii var. menziesii)
Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
California Goldenrod (Solidago velutina subsp. californica)
Wood Mint (Stachys rigida var. quercetorum)
Creeping Snowberry (Symphoricarpos mollis)