Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Today, a mish-mash of beautiful nature

Here are some more photos from the past week or so. Photos include a trip to the intertidal zone during low tide, some more bird photos from Long Marine Lab and a little view into part of my backyard! Enjoy!

First, some algae. This is Ahnfeltiopsis which is common where the rocky intertidal and sandy beach area meet. We went down to Mill Creek at the low tide (-0.6 feet) in the afternoon to check out some algae, invertebrates and a sunset.
 

 These are gooseneck barnacles.
 This is another photo from Long Marine Lab of a Northern harrier and a white-tailed kite flying together.
One of the great things about living in Big Creek is that I have an amazing backyard. This waterfall (Canogas Falls) is on the property and is breathtaking! Both photos were taken from the top tier of a three tier waterfall. The first is looking up at the large fall and the second is looking down at the bottom two tiers.