By Megan Isadore
We followed clear traces of river otters along the beach, fresh scat that told us they had been there mere minutes ago! And YES, there they were, mother and pup foraging along the cliffs. We sat quietly while they slept on the beach, asking each other if we dared get closer? We decided against; the baby lay with his little head against his mother's tail, and when she moved, he moved. Contact, contact! We heard the pup chirp to his mom and watched her lead him/her back back back to their den, far from human traffic. We found birds we don't know and need to look up in our bird book. We saw a red shafted flicker fly across the lagoon....an unusual bird for that area. We watched the geese fly in formation......it is fall. We took no pictures, we did collect some scat (because we must), but mostly we did something really easy that most of us can do. We went for a walk.
Happy weekend, otter lovers of the world!