Painting of a California landscape during spring by Elmer Wachtel

California Spring Landscape, Elmer Wachtel, ca. 1920

Field Notes

Observations, photos, and checklists of birds and plants I’ve seen during perambulations in San Diego County and beyond

Painting of a California landscape during spring by Elmer Wachtel

California Spring Landscape, Elmer Wachtel, ca. 1920

photo of San Dieguito River Park sign

A Late Afternoon Walk at Lake Hodges

May 09, 2024

Clear skies. Warm. Breezy. West-southwest wind around 9 mph. I set out from the parking area on the San Dieguito River Trail (parallel to Mission Road) and headed east.

photo of Lake Hodges

A Brief Visit to Lake Hodges

May 06, 2024

Sunny, cool becoming warm. Rained briefly but heavily the morning before. Set out from the staging area on Lake Drive, across the street from Hernandez Hideaway.