Last Saturday D. and I took a walk on the North Pond and Sequoia Audubon Trails at Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, and I took some pics.
The North Pond Trail.
California aster and bull thistle.
Looking back down the North Pond Trail.
A western fence lizard hides in the brush alongside the trail.
A view of North Pond from a rise in the trail.
Dried seed heads of cow parsnip and coast angelica.
A ruby-red California blackberry leaf glows in the autumn sun.
Dabbling ducks in North Pond.
A view of the Pacific Ocean from the trail.
A meadow in the salt marsh is festooned with spider webs that billow in the breeze.
A great egret splashes in the lagoon.
Part 2 here.