Tag Archives: California coast

Curious Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of the curious observers, teachers and scientists working to wow and inform us. Thanks for 2016. Looking forward to your visual, verbal and written insights about our wondrous world next year. Wishing you well in 2017. Chris

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Dungeness crabs

During the summer of 2013 I got to know Dungeness crabs very well. (Also see my 2013 post.) For three months, small crabs (about an inch or two across) and crab molts (old shells discarded so the crab can grow) littered … Continue reading

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Warblers on the move

During my Half Moon Bay birding walk last week, we saw several warblers on the move (always): some fall visitors, some spring visitors, and a few elusive residents. My thanks to local guides Slow Adventure and Alvaro’s Adventures for a great week. … Continue reading

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Half Moon Bay surprise

One of the surprises on my birding walk around Half Moon Bay was this little cutie. This long-tailed weasel popped out of a hole (squirrel? or gopher?) in the Coastside Trail along a shoreline cliff. We were looking across the ocean for … Continue reading

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