San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy will present a series of lectures by area naturalists beginning Jan. 29 on the San Elijo campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. The series is part of the Learning is for Everyone (LIFE) program.
- At 1 p.m. Jan. 29, Andy Mauro will discuss “Wintering Birds at SEL — Who, Why, When?” Maryanne Bache will lead a related hike from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 30 beginning at Rios Avenue trailhead. (Interstate 5 to Lomas Santa Fe exit, west on Lomas Santa Fe Drive, right on Rios Avenue, to the end and park along the curb.)
- At 1 p.m. March 26, Margaret Fillius will discuss “Wildflowers of the Lagoon.” Fillius will lead a hike from 10 a.m. to noon March 28 beginning at Rios Avenue trailhead.
- At 7 p.m. April 23, Michael Klein will discuss “Insect Pollination.” Klein will lead a hike from 10 a.m. to noon April 24 beginning at Santa Carina trailhead. (I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe exit, east off exit, left at Santa Helena, left on Santa Victoria, left on Santa Carina to the end and park along the curb.)
The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy — www.sanelijo.org or (760) 436-3944 — is a nonprofit citizens group formed in 1987 with the mission to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources of the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and its watershed, which is home to some 700 animal and plant species.