There is a lot of pretty life around here, even above the water. Kelp below is also beautiful, but that will have to wait. The other day I also saw a pod of Orcas, but I don’t have pictures yet. That was an impressive sight though!
I do have pictures of much of the terrestrial life, and first we will look at the plants.
Nice, aren’t they? There is a huge diversity of seaweed around here, although I guess it all looks the same if you don’t know what you are looking for. But the giant kelps are impressive to anyone!
All these plants support plenty of animal life. Of course, the seashore has seashells–this one is a kelp snail. The snail’s body is bright orange, but you can’t see that here.
The seaside also is home to plenty of seagulls. Take this pretty gull sunbathing on a rock, for example….
Of course, they don’t always look so pretty. Believe me, there are some crazy gulls here too. We had one fly down and land on the table where our TA was eating and try to grab her sandwich…three times!
I didn’t get pictures of the ravens or the swallows, both of which are very neat. I did get a good shot of the first quail I saw here, down in a drainage ditch
Aside from the birds, I happened to see this butterfly when I had my camera ready.
Thats it for now.