The Native Plant
The goal of the Native Plant Restoration Team, formerly known as the Native
Plant and Wildflower Team, is to restore, maintain and enhance FLC preserves.
Establishing plants native to the area on our preserves will provide habitat for
both resident and migratory species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
The Native Plant and Wildflower Team grew out of the Los Jilgueros Preserve
Planning Committee, which was established in 1990, soon after Los Jilgueros was
donated to the FLC by the family of Pamela Van Der Linden. Shogo Yamaguchi, a
retired professor of botany used his wit and immense knowledge to guide the
restoration of native flora on LJP. As the leader of the NPW team, he continued
to work on this project with youthful enthusiasm into his nineties. The majestic
sycamores, stately oaks, colorful redbuds, sage and other plants that grace the
landscape and provide habitat serve as a lasting memorial to a remarkable man,
and an inspiration to us all.
March 22, 2009: The NPW Team conducted a planting with The Children of the
Daughters of the American Revolution near the utility easement at the Los
April 25, 2009: The Rotary Club, along with members of the Team, planted 30
trees to increase the oak woodland/riparian area below the lower pond.
November 2009: Community planting at LJP of 386 plants and trees, including
oaks, sycamores, elderberries, toyons, sages, and California wild roses.
March 2010: Community planting at LJP of more than 2,000 native coastal sage and
chaparral species with an estimated 100 volunteers.
2011: Community planting at LJP of more than 2,000 native coastal sage and
March 2012: Community planting at LJP of more than 2,000 native coastal sage and
chaparral species with an estimated 200 volunteers. The plantings were funded
through a grant from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The Native Plant Restoration Team continues to plant grasses, trees and shrubs
in the center area of the main parking lot while keeping invasive plants such as
mustard under control.
Since the fall of 2008 the NPW Team has planted more than 7,000 native plants
and trees in Los Jilgueros Preserve.
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The Native Plant and
Wildflower Team: Gary and Jan Beeler, Audrey Bond, Eileen Dupont, Toni Hudson,
Diane Kennedy, Miranda Kennedy, Julie Norberg, Joan and Jody Williams.
From Left to Right: Jody & Joan Williams, Julie Norberg, Jan &
To Join NPW Work Parties:
The Native Plant Restoration Team meets at Los Jilgueros
Preserve every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. Please come join us at the
Preserve to learn more about the native habitat. Contact the Fallbrook Land
Conservancy at 728-0889 for more information.