Holiday guided walks at San Elijo Lagoon will be offered from 10-11 a.m. Dec. 20 and 27, and Jan. 3, and from 3-4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail.
Visitors will enjoy the colors of the season: red berries of the green toyon and white-flowering coyote brush. Cooler days herald the arrival of migratory birds. They wade, hover, hunt, and rest in the salt marsh and mudflat habitats upon which they depend. This is life between the tides at one of San Diego’s largest coastal wetlands. You might see mullet splash from the water. Glimpse osprey and egrets hunting fish and invertebrates in the salt marsh. Free. All ages.
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center is at 2710 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
Support for guided walks is provided by: SDG&E, Coastal Conservancy, California Coastal Commission Whale Tail, Qualcomm, Union Bank, city of Encinitas and county of San Diego