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Monarch Butterflies at Dusk on Ortega Hill

I took a jaunt up the short trail to the top of Ortega Hill just before sunset. The eucalyptus trees on the hill attract clusters of Monarch butterflies overwintering for the season. There was nobody around and I found a … Continue reading

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The Teetering Boulder of San Ysidro Canyon

About fifteen years ago, I was scrambling through the chaparral and up the sandstone studded ridge on the west side of the mouth of San Ysidro Canyon in Montecito, and came across a boulder. I don’t recall why I stopped … Continue reading

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