Friday, April 3, 2020

A bright splash of yellow in the oak canopy

Look for the splash of yellow among the spring oak leaves! 

Docent Mike Klatt spotted this yellow-rumped warbler in the oak canopy.
The tiny dangling male flowers (catkins) on this oak tell us it's springtime!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Pismo Preserve nature watch


I was beyond excited to see
red tail hawk visit me 
at the Vamonos trail, 
since it'd been awhile.

Similar to each of you,
this gifted creature is 
watcher, keeper, & protector, 
of Pismo Preserve.

Thank you for keeping this 
a special place -
for all creatures.

Alison Watt Jackson
Pismo Preserve Volunteer Ranger
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County























Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Rufous hummingbird up close!

Rufous Hummingbird sticking her tongue out at Alison Watt Jackson!šŸ¤£Alison shared this video and said, "Hope she gets some R & R hanging out in my yard on her very LONG migration!" 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Handsome bug on a rock at the Pismo Preseve


The Pismo Preserve plant survey team spotted this handsome bug on a rock while working on the trail on March 27,2017. It is a leaffooted bug, http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/leaffooted_bug.htm

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Coyote loping through oak woodlands

LATO wildlife camera volunteers Nathan and Dan Sharon spotted this coyote loping through Santa Margarita's oak woodlands during a March 2017 outing to service wildlife cameras.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Oaks have flowers ~ where acorns begin!

Coast live oak flowers at the Pismo Preserve, March 6,2017 (Photo credit: Lyza Johnson)

Male oak flowers or catkins (Photo credit: Lyza Johnson)
Sally Krenn holding oak flowers, January 23,2017 (Photo credit: Alison Jackson)
Coast live oak male flowers or catkins on January 23,2017 at the Pismo Preserve (Photo credit: Alison Jackson)




Monday, February 27, 2017


Looks like there was a party down the trail that we missed! It must have been a family of deer heading back to their cozy nook somewhere down the trail.