Kelly Stewart

Writer

Natural La Jolla

Recent Articles

  • The ultimate glider: Pelicans fascinate as they drift past

    Natural La Jolla By Kelly Stewart Looking like fighter planes flying in formation, brown pelicans ( Pelecanus occidentalis) fascinate bystanders as they glide along the coast, riding updrafts and air currents. Even with a wingspan of over 6 feet and an 8-pound body, these birds are extremely maneuverable....

  • Natural La Jolla: A Southern California symbol — the fan palm

    Natural La Jolla: A Southern California symbol — the fan palm

    By Kelly Stewart Although the redwoods (Sequoia spp.) were declared the official California State Tree in 1937, it could be said that Southern California has its own symbolic tree — the fan palm. Two fan palm species within the Washingtonia genus are routinely associated with California, and visions...

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