Baja California Plants

Cholla cactus
Cylindropuntia ciribe








Notes from South of the Border

Submissions to the BEE, UC Berkeley Botanical Garden's Volunteer and Staff Newsletter. Read an on-going update on our field work and botanizing trips in Baja California (especially around Mulegé). Nov. 2012 to present. Topics include:

Arroyo San Patricio (near Mulegé in the Sierra de Guadalupe)

San José de Magdalena day trip (Feb 28, 2013)

Follow us on a trip to Estero de Punta Banda, just south of Ensenada (May 2011)

See some of the plants of the central Baja desert (May 2010)

Visit Bahía Asunción and see some of its unique plant life (April-May 2010)

See the effects of Hurricane Jimena on desert plant life over time.

Check out our trip photos taken 3-5 weeks after Hurricane Jimena (Sep 2, 2009).

Please return again for updates as new locations are added as visited.

Mesa Rincon, San Ignacio Baja California Sur, Mexico






Plant and Trail Guide: Mesa del Rincón, San Ignacio

Mesa del Rincón is a volcanic mesa overlooking the mission town of San Ignacio, BCS. This guide project was commissioned by Jane B. Ames at Casa Lereé in San Ignacio. She and local people have been responsible for cleaning and marking trails on the mesa for the enjoyment of both tourists and the community. Also available in Español.

Easy-to-read PDF version

Print your own guide before your trip.
Print it two-sided, fold, and staple it in the middle.

To purchase a printed, coil-bound, bilingual version ($11.99 + S/H), contact us.

To purchase and download an e-version ($7.99), go here.

Map of the Mesa (PDF)