For a few weeks at the end of April and beginning of May, hundreds of thousands of migrating sandpipers, Dunlins, plovers, dowitchers and Red Knots feed and rest on the Refuge's mud flats and along the tideline. On the day we went, a volunteer estimated 15,000 birds were foraging on the plateau in front of us.
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It's the deceptive nature of sleeper waves, sneaker waves, rogue waves -- all names for the same phenomenon -- that people unfamiliar with the California coast are lulled into a false sense of security. They are rogue or sleeper precisely because they strike randomly, out of the great blue . . . [read the full post . . . ]
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a cut to California State Parks that threatens to close more than 200 -- or 80 percent -- of our park lands. This post contains links to the potential closings as well as information on the California State Parks Foundation's efforts to save our parks from budget cutbacks and closures.