Well my goodness, I knew it had been awhile, but hadn't realized I hadn't posted anything since the end of April, and now here it is, the end of August!
It was quite the summer with heat waves, and heat domes and wildfires (although thankfully none here at the estuary) and I think we are all looking forward to fall.
So let's set the scene with this photo taken this morning and the first thing to be noticed is just how lush and green the estuary is. Water level dropped earlier than normal which has allowed the grasses to really flourish, along with the Pacific Water Parsley that has never been quite this showy before.
Off in the distance there, are the martin boxes that were put there in the spring and pleased to say....
there were a pair of male Elk out on the estuary. If you recall, it was this time last year when, for the first time ever, we had a small herd of Elk show up at the estuary....so it appears they are back.