A great afternoon birdwatching at Santee Lakes. Photos and video by SJF Communications
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Ranch in Carlsbad during June, 2020. I heard about it several months ago and couldn't believe that after 10 years of living in San Diego I had never heard of it. Leo Carrillo was an entertainer on Broadway, in films and became famous for playing 'Pancho' … Continue reading A Visit to the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, Carlsbad, CA
We 'Zoomed' and Captured our Creativity with Haiku!
We enjoyed an interesting self-guided Spring hike of two oases at the Thousand Palms Oasis - Coachella Preserve (on the San Andreas Fault, no less) in the Southern California Desert (about 10 miles East of Palm Springs). Here's a video with photos that captured some of our day hiking at the Thousand Palms Oasis at … Continue reading A Hike at Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve – Coachella Preserve
What a spectacular day hiking at Lake Hodges in Escondido, CA! Beautiful scenery, wildflowers blooming, birds enjoying the plentiful rain that we've had lately, magnificent rainbows (did we mention the larger than life rattlesnake)? Take a look at 'art in nature' and 'nature as art'! Music: If We Knew All the Laws of Nature' by … Continue reading A Glorious Day at Lake Hodges (Video)
A Stroll Along the San Elijo Lagoon Near Annie's Canyon Trail (Solana Beach)
It was mesmerizing to see and photograph several hawks up close and personal on January 5th at Hawk Watch Ramona, thanks to the Wildlife Research Institute ! These free Hawk Watches (donations accepted as well) will continue on Saturdays throughout January and February at 10 a.m. (suggested arrival time 9:30 a.m.). The Hawk Watch lasts … Continue reading Photos: A Visit to Hawk Watch in Ramona, CA
We had such a spectacular, fun and educational morning (along with a large group of attendees) at the first 2019 'Hawk Watch' Falconry event including a Q & A with Biologists from the Wildlife Research Institute (WRI). Here is the Facebook Page for the Wildlife Research Institute: https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeResearchInstitute/ These free Hawk Watches (donations accepted as … Continue reading Close-Up Encounters at the Hawk Watch in Ramona!
Here are a few images from a brisk walk at the San Elijo Lagoon on New Year's Day! Some links: https://www.sanelijo.org/naturecenter https://www.sanelijo.org/nature-center-trail-head https://www.sanelijo.org/ All Photos by Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications - 2019 An Anna's Hummingbird building and guarding her Nest - This was exciting to see! Thanks to the fellow bird watcher who told … Continue reading A New Year’s Day Visit to the San Elijo Lagoon
I spent a late morning into the early afternoon at Lake Miramar (also known as the Miramar Reservoir) in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, walking along the 5 mile paved Loop Trail. The address is: 10710 Scripps Lake Dr., San Diego, CA 92131 There were beautiful views throughout! Feel free to click on each photo … Continue reading Lake Miramar Loop Trail