What: Docent-Led Nature Walk through El Moro Elfin Forest
When: Monthly, on the 3rd Saturday
Reservation Needed: No
The El Moro Elfin Forest in Los Osos, adjacent to the Morro Bay Estuary, is a 90-acre natural area belonging to San Luis Obispo County Parks and California State Parks. Its plant communities include coastal brackish marsh, riparian woodland fringe, pygmy oak woodland, maritime chaparral, coastal dune scrub, and oak and manzanita complex. The Elfin Forest supports more than 200 species of plants, as well as 110 kinds of birds, 22 species of mammals, and 13 species of reptiles and amphibians. It is home to rare plants, butterflies, snails and birds. Chumash middens occur throughout the park.
Docent-led nature walks focusing on different topics are held monthly. The walks usually beginning are 9:30am and lasts 1-1.5 hours. For more information visit the website.
The Elfin Forest is open to the public from 6am to 10pm daily. It offers great handicap accessible boardwalks via 16th Street. Stewardship travelers are invited to come explore this diverse habitat and learn what makes it unique.