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The Birds: Zmudowski State Beach

The Birds: Zmudowski State Beach

I took advantage of the late summer light last week and squeezed a little more into a day that would have normally ended when I packed up and left my desk at the UCSC Extension in Santa Clara. I decided to take my life in my hands and head over Hwy 17 into Santa Cruz...
Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge

Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge

Note: In the winter months the access road to the refuge may be impassible. There is also a hunting season for the refuge, usually October through January. I drive across the Salinas river a few times a week on my way to work at UC Santa Cruz, and I got to thinking it...