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  • Faculty, Students, and Community Collaborate to Open New Mesa College Interpretive Trail

    May 10, 2024  |  Emma Rodriguez

    The Upper Interpretive Trail section of the Mesa Woodland Nature and Interpretive Trail wraps around the slope of the west side of campus for about 7/10ths of a mile. Incredibly, it is one of the largest displays of labeled native plants in San Diego County. That’s right, San Diego Mesa College students are steps away from being able to view and identify more native plants than any other place- including the Torrey Pines State Reserve near UC San Diego. 42 native species are currently labeled, including four endangered plants identified in a recent biological study- the San Diego Barrel Cactus, Chalk Dudleya. Willowy Mint, and Torrey Pine.

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