Author Archives: Chris Parsons

About Chris Parsons

Science writer/educator exploring nature and sharing via words, images, data and stories — to connect, inspire and conserve.

Bay webcams 2018

This is an annual update of my post on the webcams around Monterey Bay (since they change regularly). These views are likely most useful to coast walkers, kayakers and paddleboarders. I’m starting in Monterey, then looking a bit south to Carmel, and … Continue reading

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Winter/Spring in Laguna Grande

Winter/spring is often a single season along the central California coast. Our winters are usually rainy and cool. This past December it was dry with mid-month temperatures reaching 77° Fahrenheit (25°C). Instead of welcoming wet winter, autumn was not ready … Continue reading

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Autumn in Laguna Grande 2

I couldn’t get all of my favorite lagoon birds in the previous post, so here are more starting with empty and decaying cliff swallow nests — a sure sign of fall. Some of the birds below are year-round regulars. The … Continue reading

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Autumn in Laguna Grande

The root of “autumn” refers to the harvest and the root of “fall” refers to the fall of leaves, which traditionally occur this time of year in places other than here. Even so, this has always been my favorite time … Continue reading

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