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Wet and Semi-Wild

More than 95 percent of our wetlands have been lost. We’re lucky we can still visit remnants of them along the SoCal coast. They’re home to a dazzling array of bird life, especially this time of year. Here are three easy walks to soothe the soul and see some of September’s most active feathered friends.

Week 09.14.2017
Regions Southern CA

Whole Lotta Ballona!

Exploring the Ballona Wetlands

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It’s a thrill to see a pterodactyl patrolling a prehistoric pond, even if you know it’s really “just” a great blue heron stalking the Ballona Freshwater Marsh. Less camouflaged are snowy and great egrets, and less ostentatious are mallards, wigeons, and ruddy ducks, but the point…
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Fall For It All

Redding Fall Adventures, Hiking Biking and Lassen

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Volcanoes, waterfalls, and trails in all directions … fall for it all in Redding! Yes, it’s California’s sunniest city year-round, but wanna know what else shines here? The surrounding hiking and biking trails! Redding’s famed Sundial Bridge is the start of the multi-use…
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If Jack Sparrow Had a Lagoon

Exploring Batiquitos Lagoon

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Nothing goes together better than bird-watching and buried treasure, right? Never connected the two? Consider 610-acre Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad—perhaps the most bird-friendly and certainly the most pirate-friendly of California’s remaining coastal wetlands. Local legend has…
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River, Meet Ocean

Exploring the Ventura River Estuary

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The city of Ventura is officially known as Buenaventura, meaning “good fortune.” That applies to one of the least-known but most abundant estuaries in the region, where the Ventura River meets the Pacific Ocean at Emma Wood State Beach. If you have the good fortune to visit, you…
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