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Bird viewing along Santa Inez Trail during Wildlife Walks
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is one of San Diego's largest coastal wetlands.
Naturalist-guided walks explore the ecology and history of the lagoon, and highlight plants and animals that depend on six distinct plant communities:
More than 700 species of plants and animals rest, eat, breed, and make their homes here. Birders will delight in discoveries of rare and migratory species in the reserve.
FREE, GUIDED WEEKEND WALKS
Please note: groups of 5 or more are requested to schedule a walk in advance (see below).
See Side Bar for Saturday Walks.
GUIDED WALKS FOR SCOUTS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS
Designed for groups of 5 or more
Scouts and community groups can arrange for naturalist-led tours tailored to feature wildlife, plant communities, or native Kumeyaay culture of the lagoon. Please schedule at least one month in advance of desired date.
Days: Wednesday through Saturday
Times: 9 am–5 pm (Guided Walks are 1.5 hours)
Suggested Donation: $50
Donations toward environmental education programs enrich our docent training and educational materials. Thank you for your support of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.
Log on, and sign up for your desired walk: Calendar
Please contact Tara Fuad, Education Director
E: education [at] sanelijo [dot] org
P: 760-436-3944 x 701
Have visitors in town, or just feel like exploring outdoors this Holiday Season? Join San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy for FREE naturalist-led walks in San Elijo Lagoon.
Beginning at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, this easy walk provides an overview of San Elijo Lagoon’s important features, and the connection of wetlands with our society. This walk is also great for birding and marine invertebrate sightings that provide an up-close view of life between the tides. The ¼-mile Nature Center Loop Trail is ADA-accessible. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy naturalists lead these weekly walks.
Enjoy a stroll through four distinct plant communities: from the shade of riparian woodlands, farther down to the marsh, along hillside chaparral and coastal sage scrub. Listen for the tapping of woodpeckers, or watch for mule deer grazing vegetation along creek banks. RSVP. This helps our lead docents anticipate number of participants.
Wildlife Walks are free, and are made possible through membership support of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.
Family Discovery Days
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