Two native species intertwine on a ledge in a canyon. The area around Cerro Solo, near San Vicente, is known to botanists as a “jewel” of plant diversity in coastal northwest Baja California. Here we see a local endemic live-forever, Dudleya ingens, and a currant, Ribes viburnifolium. The Ribes is mostly found on the Channel Islands hundreds of kilometers distant, and comes ashore in only a few protected areas on the Baja coast.
This mixture of diversity, richness, and the most local of local species makes the area around Cerro Solo so important to conserve.