August 16th, 2016

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Coyote Hills Regional Park

On Saturday D. and I took a short walk on part of the Bayview Trail at Coyote Hills Regional Park.  Here are some of the pics I took.

Tarweed grows near the parking lot.

The Bayview Trail.

The Meadowlark Trail goes up into the hills.

A view of the former salt evaporation ponds in San Francisco Bay.

White pelicans are enjoying the conversion of the salt ponds back into natural salt marshes.

Looking southwest, toward the neighboring Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

A white pelican soars overhead.

Looking to the northwest.

A snowy egret glides past a relic from the salt pond era sticking up out of the water.

An avocet looks for little things to eat close to the shore.

A cyclist enjoys the Bayview Trail.

Distant San Francisco can be seen below the mass of Mt. Tamalpais, silhouetted against the fog.

Looking west toward the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Some day these waters will be a thriving salt marsh almost identical to the original habitat prior to the salt pond days.

A Piper Cherokee roars overhead from one of the many regional airports nearby.