BIOREGION

White sage with lady bug
White sage with lady bug

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Contemplating Woodpecker
Contemplating Woodpecker

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Rhus integrifolia lemonade berry
Rhus integrifolia lemonade berry

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White sage with lady bug
White sage with lady bug

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Surprise Farm Retreat Center is located in the foothills of the Laguna mountain range, a bioregion climate niche that asks us to pay attention and witness the amazing adaptations at work. We’re at the edge of snowfall and coastal fog, subject to devil winds off the desert. The plants in their natural habitat have their strategy. Some wildflowers rush into bloom, some wait for more rain. Sage has it figured out, offering incense all year around. The grounds are composed of acres of undisturbed beauty that include beautiful oak trees, a seasonal creek, wildflowers, and a bounty of other types of foliage. Additionally, this region is home to coyotes, bobcats, wild turkeys, mountain lions, mule deer, red tail and red shoulder hawks, toads, and native frogs, just to name a few- San Diego County is a biodiversity hotspot.