For Earth Day this year, I decided to celebrate and get in touch with my local environment. I came by the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve to check out their Earth Day Event last weekend to learn more about the environmental ecology and to enjoy some educational festivities hosted by the Conservancy! Needless to say, the reserve was a treat, and I thoroughly enjoyed the activities with the dedicated nature and ecology enthusiasts.
After checking out a few of the vendors, I walked along the trail that bordered PCH and did some bird-watching. There was a professor from Segerstrom High School who had a hobby of birding, who supplied binoculars and basic bird guides about the indigenous species inhabiting the Bolsa Chica community. He informed us that the reserve served as a rookery for migratory birds coming from Central and South America on their way up North. How cool is that? Little fishies not ready for the ocean big leagues inhabit the reserve until they’re ready to be adult fishes. And (the last bit I remember) depending at either high or low tide, the direction of the current flows into the reserve or back out into the ocean, and the currents are visible from the benches/viewpoints on the surface along the path. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and it was fun getting to interact with such a passionate community.
There’s quite a few wildflowers blooming right now and the weather was perfect. With the egrets flying around the light breeze, the path bordering PCH was nice stroll, friendly for all ages and families. We learned quite a bit from the vendors that donated their time to contribute to this beneficial event.
There’s quite a few locally hosted educational events at the reserve every month, so if you’re looking to add some science to your noggin’ and want to help the Mother out a little, the Reserve is a great place to start. Get on the internet and see what your local organizations are doing to help out your environment today!
I’m gonna go plant an indigenous tree now.