Mount Diablo

Wild Mount Diablo provides a series of short videos highlighting a rare, threatened, or unique native plant or animal. Each clip focuses on the natural history, ecological role, or conservation status, and helps you appreciate why it matters—or why it's cool.


Presented by Mount Diablo Interpretive Association. Produced by Wally De Young, Joan Hamilton, Staci Hobbet, and Kendall Paul Oei.


Wally De Young


Joan Hamilton


Staci Hobbet


Kendall Paul Oei


Everyone loves our State flower, the California poppy! But few know the story about how it got its scientific name. It starts with a Russian ship sailing into San Francisco Bay with a German poet on board ....and the rest is (strange) history.


Brian Murphy

Bobcats definitely help put the wild in Wild Mount Diablo. Take a few minutes to enjoy their beauty and fascinating lives.

American Kestrel: North America's Smallest Falcon

Daniel Fitzgerald

Wild Mount Diablo focuses on North America's smallest falcon, and efforts to help them thrive, which may be having a positive impact on local populations.