Join fellow Obies for a naturalist-led tour of the J V Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. We'll be visiting at low tide. Within the tidepool area, there are sea urchins, anemone, hermit crabs, and many species of mollusks. Depending on the day, harbor seals and California Sea lions may be seen sunning on the rocks further seaward.
There is also a small trail to the bluffs that overlook the adjoining beach. Seals may be seen swimming in the surf below.
Note: No collecting, no buckets, no pets (and no snacks during the tour). Please review the rules on the J V Fitzgerald Marine Reserve website.
Don't forget layers, sunscreen, water, and snacks for the tour as well as binoculars/camera!
1:30 p.m. – Please plan to arrive
2 p.m. – Tour will begin
The tour may have up to 35 participants but is limited to children third grade and higher.
J V Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is located in Moss Beach, CA, about 20 miles south of San Francisco on Highway 1, or 7 miles north of the city of Half Moon Bay.
From California Route 1, turn seaward on California Avenue in Moss Beach (left if Northbound, right if Southbound), and proceed roughly ¼ mile to the Reserve.
HEAVY RAIN CANCELS:
If there is inclement weather, please call or text me on my cell one hour ahead of the tour for the status.
Ed Milner '79, cell phone (415) 260-2458.
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