Photograph Friday: Native Trees Around the Morro Bay Estuary
In the springtime, an abundance of low-growing greenery and brightly-colored blooms draw our eyes downward. We gaze at the ground as we make our way past open spaces in our neighborhoods and along the trails that surround the Morro Bay estuary. We admire the beauty of the wildflower-filled fields and the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds that visit blossom after blossom.
The next time you notice a wildflower growing at the base of a tree, admire it fully. Then, look up. Spring’s splendor spans the full height of any Monterey pine or coast live oak. Some of our native trees offer flowers, while others sport the yellow-green of new growth. They shade the ground beneath them, offer shelter and a food source to wildlife, and cool the water that runs through our creeks and out into the bay.
Native tree photographs
In today’s post, we’re sharing images that showcase just a few of the native trees that grow in the Morro Bay watershed.
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