July 2nd, 2020

Coyote Creek Lagoon Off-Trail

Coyote Creek Lagoon Off-Trail


On Sunday D. and I returned to the Coyote Creek Lagoon trail to go off-trail in another direction.  It wasn't very interesting, but here are some of the pics I took anyway.


Rose hips are ripening at the trailhead.





Canada geese hang out in Coyote Creek.





A black-necked stilt wades in a pond in the salt marsh.





This stilt is yelling at us in a high shrill voice as we pass by.





The reason for the screamin': its chick swims nearby.





Snowy egrets in Coyote Creek.







Looking across the marsh.





The trail is extremely overgrown and full of tinder-dry weeds.





Seaside heliotrope.





A view across the creek, choked with vegetation.





Small ponds dot the marsh.





A buckeye pod, with tiny spines.





A prickly pear cactus is bearing fruit.





Another look across the marsh.





Someone's ukulele lessions haven't paid off, I guess.





Cheerful graffiti in a drainage culvert near the trailhead.




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