San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, San Diego
We celebrated the Fourth of July with a hike at the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. This is a pretty and very interesting reserve. Our first stop was the Nature Center, which is open daily. There are live snakes on display, a tortoise, some insects and interesting displays about the ecological and local birds. There is a naturalist available to answer your questions, nice restrooms and an observation deck.
We started the loop heading west. There are nice bridges over the lagoon to observe the many fish and birds and watch the movement of the tide into and out of the lagoon.
We saw many species of egret and blue herons. There were many wildflowers still in bloom.This flower is waiting for its portrait to be done by Georgia O'Keefe