Take a look at the Natural History Museum blog for a description and photos of Monday’s field trip for Museum docents to the Elkhorn Slough reserve. We got to see the greenhouse and participate in planting starts for a native rye grass. Winter is the season when native plants will be set out, after they’re well started. It’s all part of habitat restoration at the Slough: getting rid of invasive, non-native species and helping the native plants re-establish themselves.
Elkhorn Slough is under state, national, and local non-profit management. A project is underway to protect and restore the slough. Take a look at their website to learn more. And if you haven’t visited, I highly recommend it. In addition to the interesting visitors’ center, the tidal wetlands themselves, and the plants, you may see a variety of birds (we saw Western Bluebirds just while eating lunch) as well as sea otters, seals and sea lions.