A Quick Visit: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail

I had some free time and took advantage of a wonderful mini-escape to nature! Here's a short video to recap my time strolling throughout the mile long, double loop, ADA accessible San Elijo Nature Center Loop Trail  (Located off of Interstate #5 a bit West on Manchester Blvd. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California). There are several benches along … Continue reading A Quick Visit: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail

Bird Watching & Photography at Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA

  A great morning hike and "Birding with a Camera" at Lake Hodges, Bernardo Bay Staging Area, at the San Dieguito River Park Trail with Senior Ranger Dave Hekel and Krisztina Sheeff, KS Nature Photography. Here's a short video to recap the morning... Disclaimer: I am still learning....Birds (and butterflies) were moving QUICKLY and I am quite … Continue reading Bird Watching & Photography at Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA

Cloudy & Chilly Day Bird Watching (& Haiku)- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

A chilly cloudy day with some cool sightings at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center​, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy with a #Haiku. Photos and Haiku by Susan Farese​, SJF Communications Ode to Bird Watching! Bird Watching is FUN! Challenging and exciting (But pay attention)! All of a sudden One might grace with their presence And … Continue reading Cloudy & Chilly Day Bird Watching (& Haiku)- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Butterflies on Parade – Haiku & Photos: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I have been delighted with some great perks and benefits with my Keepers Club Membership  at the  San Diego Zoo Safari Park!  We visited a great new exhibit, "Butterfly Jungle" at the Safari Park in Escondido, California the other day... Please note: The Butterfly Jungle is only open now through April 15th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. … Continue reading Butterflies on Parade – Haiku & Photos: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Aha! A Monarch Butterfly Visits Us!

  Welcome to Our Balcony in San Diego, Sir or Ms. Monarch!*   A Magnificent Beauty Arrives! I had just sat down  looking out at our 2nd floor balcony, when all of a sudden, a beautiful Monarch butterfly visited! I grabbed my Nikon Coolpix L830 and put it on the "close up" setting and snapped … Continue reading Aha! A Monarch Butterfly Visits Us!