Hey there Lafayette! This is B, the naturalist, and I get to blog the Hotspot for the week! First off, I hope everyone had an awesome time at outdoor school. The weather has certainly changed since last week’s heat wave. It has cooled down significantly, so the banana slugs and redwood trees are very happy. So out there in the forest, down by the creek and out at the beach, we saw some pretty amazing things while you were all here in Pescadero, oh Pescadero! Here’s what you saw: zora the cat, centipede, turtle, lizards and snakes (even a dead snake), a bunny, great blue heron, a hermit crab battle, limpet, dead mole (that was on my solo hike!), pelicans cruising the shore, sea stars, tyto (our barn owl), newt, dead bird, cormorant, eudora the talking tree and lots of insects such as lady bugs, rolly pollies, beetles, butterflies, dragon fly larva, and baby fish (possibly steelhead) in the creek!
Here is Burl to add a few things: black headed grosbeak, wilsons warbler, orange crowned warbler, brown creeper, pacific sloped flycatcher, woodpeckers calling through drumbeats on dead wood, red shouldered hawk and a dead whale at pebble beach.
Here comes the rain!