Geology (cont. 6)

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Geology About 45 million years ago sea level rose, and the shoreline therefore moved inland, closer to the eroding mountains. Being the “dumping ground” for somewhat faster moving water (flowing down steeper hills makes water velocity increase) meant that the sediment being deposited was coarser than mud […]

Geology (cont. 4)

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Geology During the Cretaceous Period, about 100 million years ago, the continuing plate collision pushed the granitic and metamorphosed sedimentary rocks (changed by the heat and pressure of burial and squeezing) up into huge mountains, which may have been as high as the Andes of western South […]

Geology (cont. 5)

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Geology About 50 million years ago, at the start of the Eocene Epoch of the Cenozoic Era of Earth’s history, western San Diego County was still attached to coastal Mexico, and was partly inundated by the ocean. (Dinosaurs had become extinct about 65 million years ago, probably […]

Geology (cont. 3)

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Geology From other locations, more lava erupted and cooled into greenish-gray andesite, which got its name from similar rock found in the Andes Mountains. Not all of the melted rock came out onto the surface as lava flows. Some was trapped and cooled under miles of rock […]

Geology (cont. 2)

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Geology Here in Southern California, San Diego County was under water off the coast of Mexico. Volcanic islands had formed offshore (the shoreline was far inland from here so the volcanoes were east!) as the Farallon Plate was dragged eastward under the westward moving North American Plate. […]

Geology

History Geology Plants Fish Birds Restoration Project Factsheets Geology Let’s start our brief story 150 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period of the Mesozoic Era, the Age of Dinosaurs. This was the height of the dinosaurs’ development; they reached their maximum size at this time. They lived all over this and many other continents. […]

Fishing

Events Calendar Public Walks School Walks Children’s Walks Self Guided Walks Private Adult or Family Group Walks Club Pelican Trail Maintenance Lagoon Kayak Cleanup Fishing Fishing at Batiquitos Lagoon Fishing with a license is allowed at Batiquitos Lagoon from the shore at two designated sites: The rock jetties at the mouth of the lagoon in […]

Private Walks

Private Walks

Events Calendar Public Walks School Walks Children’s Walks Self Guided Walks Private Adult or Family Group Walks Club Pelican Trail Maintenance Lagoon Kayak Cleanup Fishing Private Adult or Family Group Walks at Batiquitos Lagoon These walks are often scheduled by visitors staying at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club, and Spa, or the La […]

Trail Guide (cont. 4)

Events Calendar Public Walks School Walks Children’s Walks Self Guided Walks Private Adult or Family Group Walks Club Pelican Trail Maintenance Lagoon Kayak Cleanup Fishing Self Guided Walks at Batiquitos Lagoon Trail guides for self guided walks are available from the Nature Center. Read the trail guide below or download a copy here. Lagoon Trail […]

Trail Guide (cont. 3)

Events Calendar Public Walks School Walks Children’s Walks Self Guided Walks Private Adult or Family Group Walks Club Pelican Trail Maintenance Lagoon Kayak Cleanup Fishing Self Guided Walks at Batiquitos Lagoon Trail guides for self guided walks are available from the Nature Center. Read the trail guide below or download a copy here. Lagoon Trail […]