Beach/Salt Marsh/Lagoon 

salt marsh (near Del Mar fairgrounds)                                                                                      photo by Barbara Barnes

 

  

southwestern spiny rush                                                                                  cordgrass    

     

  

          salt grass                                                              pickleweed                             

                           

  

                    coast goldenbush                                                                  (enlarged flower)         

 

salt marsh (Torrey Pines State Park)                                                                                            photo by Barbara Barnes

 

  

sea lavender                                                                            saltbush          

           

   

   golden yarrow                                                                      (enlarged flower)

 

Torrey Pine (Torrey Pines State Park)                                                                                               Photo by Barbara Barnes

 

Extremely large Torrey Pine needles (10 inches)                                                                               Photo by Barbara Barnes

 

  

great blue heron                                                                        © Scott Streit, 2000

 

  

                         osprey                         © Scott Streit, 2000                              brown pelican                                                      

                                                  

     

                                snowy egret                                                       © Scott Streit, 2000           

    

    

                                               cormorant                                  California least tern            © Rob Curtis            

 

   

                                                                          California gull                                       © Scott Streit, 2000

Marbled Godwits at Torrey Pines State Park                                                                                   Photo by Barbara Barnes

 

salt marsh (Torrey Pines State Park)                                                                                                 Photo by Barbara Barnes

 

Photo Credits:

Barnes, B. (2005). Assorted photographs from San Diego County, 2005. WhiteSage Cafe@AOL.com

California Coastal Commission. (2005). Photographs of coast goldenbush, golden yarrow, pickleweed, saltbush, sea lavender. Retrieved March 7, 2005 from Coastal Restoration, Upper Newport Bay Project, Plant Identification at http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/UNBweb/unb_plants.html

Curtis, R. (2005). California least tern. Retrieved March 8, 2005 from National Wildlife Federation (eNature) at http://www.enature.com/guides/select_Birds.asp

Simpson, M.G. (2005). Photographs of cordgrass, saltgrass, spiny rush. Retrieved February 18, 2005 from Plants of San Diego County, California, San Diego State University at http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/plants/sdpls/index.html

Small, B.E. (2003). Photograph of cormorant. Retrieved March 7, 2005 from Cornell Lab of Ornithology at http://birds.cornell.edu/programs/AllAboutBirds/

Streit, S. (2002). Photographs of brown pelican, California gull, great blue heron, osprey, snowy egret. Retrieved March 8, 2005 from Bird Friends of San Diego Count at http://www.bird-friends.com/