Pictured above is a photo, I took as we were walking on the paths of the Salt Marh Reserves. It is a joy to have so much nature close by. We often see blue herons and egrets congregate.
Paths were designed for walking and observing native plants and the natural habit of wildlife. There are informative signs along the way, and benches to sit and relax.
It abuts the fresh water channel, where we often see mallard ducks and their families. We can walk to the beach via the path. It is a lovely easy walk.
Here is a brief history of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, which was established in 1977.
The marsh is now a busy, healthy ecosystem filled with rare birds, fish, snails, sharks and plants. Nestled between homes, agriculture, nurseries, the railroad and freeway, the marsh is one of the last remaining coastal estuaries in California. Less than 10% of the historic wetland habitat exists in California, and this 230-acre reserve is one of the only places left where the land meets the ocean, providing an essential environment for numerous plants and wildlife.
Wishing Everyone a Delightful Friday!