It's been less than a month since I've walked the Oso Bay area....and the other day there were surprises. No big deal, but in my opinion, there are even more improvements. The Oso Bay Wetlands has been under construction for over three years. It was a Bond Issue that was approved...an open chaparral area that butts up against an inlet of Oso Bay, set aside for a learning center for school aged children, and a vast trail system that meanders through the desert land before it comes to an end at the bay inlet. The first thing completed was a large elevated observation deck that looks out into the salt water; giving ample sights of shorebirds and waders, along with hawks, deer, bobcats, and those slithery things [like snakes and large black salamanders that become food for the raptors and herons alike]. The learning center has now opened to the public along with a playground, pond, and building that houses artifacts, etc. There are miles of trails, jutting off the main track. And several wooden, covered decks that allow us views of the vistas surrounding. What's new you ask? MORE decks are being built. I found two new ones and as I walked one back trail the other day, they were building a third!! I took photos as I walked my 10,000 plus steps uphill, downhill, and checking out the new platforms....sighting in on birds such as crested caracaras, gnatcatchers, warblers, cardinals, sandhill cranes, herons, pelicans, mockingbirds, egrets and more. So many photos once again I thought I'd make a couple of collages instead of posting each individually. They're large-sized and may not fit your monitor's dimensions if you choose to click on them, but you can get the gist of what more I saw that day----
What A Difference A Month Makes...
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