Photos from a short hike through Sweetwater Marsh.
On Saturday I visited Gunpowder Point, just south of where the Sweetwater River empties into San Diego Bay. The marshy area is a wildlife refuge. It’s part of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, to be exact, and home of the popular Living Coast Discovery Center.
After visiting the Living Coast Discovery Center, I enjoyed a guided nature hike down a short trail through the Sweetwater Marsh.
I was pleasantly surprised by the bare natural beauty. I didn’t see a whole lot of wildlife during this visit, but I know our region’s marshes and estuaries are often teeming with birds. San Diego is part of the Pacific Flyway, a major route of migratory birds that stretches from Alaska to South America.
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4 thoughts on “Photos from a short hike through Sweetwater Marsh.”
It is such a polluted area, and yet it contains some very endangered life.
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Hopefully those species that are endangered survive! From what I read, after the potash operation wrapped up shortly after World War I, the area was used for farming, then became a dumping ground. Goodness knows what all was dumped here and remains in the ground.