?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Cooley Landing - Pahavit's Universe

pahavit
Date: 6-14-2016 12:05 AM
Subject: Cooley Landing
Security: Public
Tags:cooley landing, fence, field trip, flower, ground squirrel, ilyanassa, palo alto, pawprint, snail, trash
Cooley Landing


On Saturday D. and I went to Cooley Landing, because they had their "grand opening" a few weeks ago.  But we found the Education Center empty, closed, and fenced off.  So we wandered around on the trail instead, and I took some pics.


Welcome.  But keep out.





A ground squirrel approaches us in the parking lot.





Around the back of the building, another squirrel lays in the shade on the cool concrete.





A pea-like flower.





Another look at the Education Center and its jutting roofline.





One of the abandoned tires stuck in the mud next to the landing.  (I photographed the same tire 5 years ago.)





It's low tide today.





These look like squirrel tracks in the mud.





A channel in the mud is lined with Eastern mudsnails (Ilyanassa obsoleta), an invasive non-native.





A rustic fence on the grounds.





Cheerful daisies grow all around.





A ground squirrel keeps an eye on things from a fence rail.





The vast expanse of mudflats.





Part of the Bay Trail goes through here.





Have I mentioned it's low tide?





A huge batch of Eastern mudsnails.





Looking across what was once a debris-strewn meadow atop a landfill, we see the new Education Center.





Another look at the Education Center before heading back home.




.
Share | Link






browse
my journal
links
November 2017