Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Day 1371: Walking the Wetlands.






Beach, photo, collage & digital












Today I checked another blog adventure off my list.
Only 25 minutes away, but an hour drive in CA traffic,
artist/friend Marie drove us to Bolas Chica Wetlands Conservancy.





I have driven by it hundreds of times, each time 
promising myself to someday stop and walk the trails.
Today was that day.

 


With 1,449 acres, the Bolsa Chica Wetlands is 
the largest saltwater marsh between Monterey Bay 
and the Tijuana River Estuary.






 Since Bolsa Chica is home to rattlesnakes, black widows, coyotes, 
and poison oak as well as many rare and endangered species ...






 it is important that visitors stay on designated trails.






Over 5 miles of trails can be explored from sunrise to sunset. 



Marie coming across the footbridge



Evidence of California's extreme drought.





Bolsa Chica is considered a salt marsh.
  



 Year round, salt water enters the wetlands through 
Anaheim Bay in Seal Beach as well as a tidal inlet 
near the south end of the reserve. 

wetlands fauna






WWII 155 mm Panama Mount Gun Emplacements










Pacific Check for Lynn in Colorado



Marie & me


We finished our adventure by crossing Pacific Coast Highway ...






and eating our lunch watching the Pacific!




Doesn't it look like a good day?
I was hoping you might like to tag along?







For the 30 Faces in 30 Days Challenge ...







Day 27   Reflected















A smile for Wednesday ...






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