Getting on/off bus; traveling about 45 miles throughout the day, up to 1 hour total. Walking up to 1/2 mile; boardwalk.
In the hotel meeting room, the breakfast buffet offers a variety of choices each morning such as scrambled eggs, French toast or pancakes, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, plus orange juice, coffee, tea, water.
In the hotel meeting room, we’ll attend a presentation on the migration patterns of elephant seals, sea otters, and monarch butterflies by an expert instructor. This will provide necessary background information for our upcoming field trips.
In our meeting room, we’ll have a salad bar with soup and bread, plus milk, coffee, tea, water.
We’ll board the bus and depart on a field trip to Morro Bay. We’ll walk on the boardwalk, along the bay’s estuary, and observe the marine life. The boardwalk allows us to get close to the tidal flats without being in the water itself. As we explore, our instructor will discuss the ecology and wildlife of the area. Next, we’ll ride to Morro Rock to observe the wildlife. We’ll look out for several bird species that typically nest here, such as herons and snowy plovers, as well as sea lions and sea otters that can often be seen in the surrounding waters.
At the lodge, a local bird expert will give a presentation on the birds of the area. This presentation will provide background information for our upcoming field trips.