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Egret, Lindo Lake

Monday, June 12, 2017

The forest through the trees

I have a long drive every Sunday through the Santa Margarita River canyon to get my morning newspaper. As I was leaving to get the paper yesterday I saw a large white spot in a tree in the far distance. I figured that it could only be an osprey or a heron but it looked too large and bulky for a greater egret. And you rarely see them up in the trees in my canyon.

When I got to the approximate spot, the bird was either gone or hiding. Oh well.


Managed to spot it in the tall sycamores on the way back. It was an egret.

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Writer Joan Maloof is speaking at the Fallbrook Library tomorrow night, as a part of the Writer's Read.  Joan is the founder of the Old Growth Forest Network. She has a new book out, titled Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests.

Joan is a Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, a really sweet person, dedicated to protecting our remaining old growth forests. She will be speaking from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday the 13th of June, 2017.

I hope to see you there.

1 comment:

North County Film Club said...

We'll be there. It's our book club selection for this month so this will be our book club meeting.
See you there.
Barbara