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March Featured Garden

  • Sat, March 07, 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Solana Beach
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Guests must be SDHS members or pay $10 at the door.

Registration is closed
Guided Nature Walk at San Elijo Lagoon

Great Blue Heron
(Photo: D. Ancinec)

Join us for and early spring a guided nature walk of San Elijo Lagoon.  You'll learn about the native plants and ecology that make this such a special place. The walk starts on the Solana Beach side of the lagoon where we will break into small groups for private docent-led tours.

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is located in north San Diego County, between Encinitas and Solana Beach, extending inland to Rancho Santa Fe.

Our docent led walk will explore part of the 979-acre reserve, home to hundreds of species of unique plants and animals.  

San Elijo Lagoon is one of the largest coastal wetlands in San Diego. Trails wind through six plant communities, home to:

  • 400 species of plants
  • 300 species of birds (of which 65 have been documented to nest in the reserve)
  • 23 species of fish
  • 20 species of reptiles and amphibians
  • 26 species of mammals 
The tour starts west of I-5 at the Rios Trail (at the north end of Rios Avenue in Solana Beach). Driving directions are emailed in registration email confirmation message.
Learn more about reserve and Rios Trail: 

Download Rio Avenue Trail Guide

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

  • Carpooling is recommended.
  • FREE and for Society Members only. You must register to reserve your space.
  • Directions are emailed in the registration confirmation message.
  • Bring binoculars if you wish.
  • Help us keep "no shows" and last minute cancellations low by checking your calendar before registering.
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