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All times are approximate. Bad weather cancels outdoor activities

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August 2015 ADVENTURES

 

Aug 26, Wed, 10:00am - Birding the Boardwalk - Claudia Freitas & Bob Revel @ Morro Bay WA
Enjoy a stroll while identifying shorebirds and more. Beginning birders welcome. Bring binoculars and field guide. Dress for wind/weather. Park close to east end of Morro Bay State Park Bayside marina parking lot. Easy walk, 1 mile, 1.5 hours.

Aug 27, Thu, 1:00pm - Salt Marsh to Mudflats - Faylla Chapman @ Morro Bay WA
Walk the State Park Marina Peninsula boardwalk to learn the history of the salt marsh and the plants and animals living in this specialized environment. Dress for wind/weather and mud. Bring binoculars. Park close to east end of Bayside marina parking lot or across the street at MB campground restrooms. Easy walk, 0.5 miles, 2 hours.

Aug 28, Fri, 6:00pm - Coon Creek Hike - Ranger Marston Taylor @ Montaña de Oro
Hike the Coon Creek trail and watch for migrating whales offshore. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, bring water and binoculars. Meet at the Coon Creek parking lot at the end of Pecho Road in Montaña de Oro. Active hike, chance of poison oak, 1.5 hours.

Aug 29, Sat, 9:30am - Feet in the Seeps, Geology & Plants - Barb Renshaw & Jeff Reifel @ Los Osos
Walk along the bay on the stabilized dunes while learning about the bay, the dunes, the plants, and the aquifers beneath. Wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking in loose sand. Bring water. Meet at west end of Butte Drive (north of Sea Pines Golf Course), Los Osos. Moderate walk, chance of poison oak. 1.5 - 2 miles, 1.5 - 2 hours.

Aug 29, Sat, 10:00am - Mountain Lions & Bobcats - Habitat and Behavior - Ranger Dale Kinney @ Montaña de Oro
Learning about the differences, similarities, habitats and how to coexist with both. Animal mounts and audio samples of both cats. Meet at the Montaña de Oro campfire center in the campground. Family activity, 1 hr.

Aug 29, Sat, 11:00am - Discovery Saturday: San Simeon Pier Safari - CDC Staff @ North Coast
Explore marine life in San Simeon Cove, from the largest residents to the smallest. Bring your binoculars
to look for marine birds and mammals. Fish for plankton off the pier and learn the important role they play in the San Simeon Cove food web. Learn about how these marine animals have influenced the rich history of San Simeon Cove.
Binoculars and field guides provided (limited number).

Aug 29, Sat, 11:00am - Sea Otter Experience - Docents @ Morro Bay WA
Come out to see live otters, ask questions and listen to Docents talk about these fascinating sea mammals. We have spotting scopes and binoculars for close up viewing and a sales trailer with many otter related items. Look for the trailer on the left side of Coleman Road on the way to the Rock in Morro Bay, opposite the restrooms in the Morro Rock parking lot. Family activity, 11am - 3pm.

Aug 29, Sat, 11:00am - White's Point Vistas - Molly Stoddard @ Morro Bay
Enjoy a short, steep walk to view the estuary, home to hundreds of marine and terrestrial animals. Learn about the forces creating and changing this watery world. Dress for wind/weather. Meet at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History. Moderate walk, 0.5 miles, 0.75 hours.

Aug 29, Sat, 7:00pm - Boardwalk, Butterflies and Beach - Jan Ojerholm @ Pismo Beach
An easy walk along the boardwalk, paths and the shore. Learn about the history and partnerships between people and the creatures that use Pismo Beach State Park. Dress for the weather. You might want to bring water, hat, camera, binoculars and a birding book. Park in the parking lot at the west end of Grand Avenue in Grover Beach. Meet at the picnic tables. Easy hike, 1.5 miles, 2 hours.

Aug 30, Sun, 9:00am - Animal Tracks - MBSP - Ranger Will Rushworth @ Morro Bay WA
Learn to identify a variety of animals by the tracks that they leave behind. Participants will make their own plaster tracks to take home. Meet at the Morro Bay State Park campground picnic area. Junior Ranger activity, ages 7-12. 1 hour.

Aug 30, Sun, 10:00am - Los Osos Oaks Reserve - Faylla Chapman @ Los Osos
Enjoy a shaded stroll through ancient forest. See native plants and evidence of Chumash habitation. Learn colorful historical background. Dress for wind/weather. Meet at Reserve entrance, 0.7 miles east of South Bay Blvd. on Los Osos Valley Road. Easy walk, chance of poison oak, 1 mile, 1.5 hours.

Aug 30, Sun, 11:00am - Sea Otter Experience - Docents @ Morro Bay WA
Come out to see live otters, ask questions and listen to Docents talk about these fascinating sea mammals. We have spotting scopes and binoculars for close up viewing and a sales trailer with many otter related items. Look for the trailer on the left side of Coleman Road on the way to the Rock in Morro Bay, opposite the restrooms in the Morro Rock parking lot. Family activity, 11am - 3pm.

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