Kelly Stewart

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Natural La Jolla

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  • Natural La Jolla: So much beauty under the sea!

    Natural La Jolla: So much beauty under the sea!

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Our beautiful fall sunsets full of red and orange tones are in full bloom; the sun is still warm during the day, but there's a cool breeze and chilly nights. Lobster buoys bob offshore (the season has been open about a month now) and each morning you see little boats tending to...

  • Natural La Jolla: African tulip tree stuns with gorgeous blooms

    Natural La Jolla: African tulip tree stuns with gorgeous blooms

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: It's the beginning of fall here in San Diego, but our temperatures are still lovely and warm. This amazing climate allows us to have beautiful flowering trees and shrubs all year round, even as the weather starts to cool. One stunner of a tree is the African tulip tree (Spathodea...

  • Natural La Jolla: Summer fun in La Jolla as days wind down to fall

    Natural La Jolla: Summer fun in La Jolla as days wind down to fall

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Summer is slowly drawing to an end as many kids are already heading back to school. It will still be a while before our temperatures dip down and we return to the cool breezy days of the fall, so there are plenty of things to see and do in La Jolla before summer fades away. Snorkeling...

  • Natural La Jolla: Clever oystercatchers forage along rocky shores

    Natural La Jolla: Clever oystercatchers forage along rocky shores

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: The black oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) is a conspicuous shorebird that may be found along the west coast from Alaska down to Baja California. It is seen less often in Southern California, because the birds prefer rocky shorelines. Oystercatchers are entirely black except...

  • Natural La Jolla: The fragrant frangipani is in bloom!

    Natural La Jolla: The fragrant frangipani is in bloom!

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Associated with tropical climates and swaying palm trees, the frangipani (Plumeria rubra) is a beautiful flowering tree that can be found here in La Jolla in a more shrubby version of itself. The gorgeous flowers vary in color from pure delicate white, to white tinged with yellow,...

  • Natural La Jolla: Risso's dolphins are playful pests to other cetaceans

    Natural La Jolla: Risso's dolphins are playful pests to other cetaceans

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: The Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) is a species that is fairly commonly seen off La Jolla, and they are widely distributed throughout the world's oceans. However, they are inconsistent in their distribution or reliability of being spotted. Risso's like deep water, where they...

  • Natural La Jolla: Coastal walks provide chance to spot wildlife

    Natural La Jolla: Coastal walks provide chance to spot wildlife

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: The best way to see La Jolla is to travel on foot. At a slower pace, you are able to take in the sights and notice the little things that you would otherwise miss. La Jolla has no shortage of places to walk and enjoy nature without feeling the crush of people. Here are just a...

  • Natural La Jolla: Showy snowy egrets are elegant fishers

    Natural La Jolla: Showy snowy egrets are elegant fishers

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: The snowy egret, Egretta thula, is a small and delicate shorebird with beautiful plumage. They are also one of the easiest herons to identify because of their pure white feathers, yellow skin near their beaks, piercing yellow eyes and bright yellow slippers. They have black legs...

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