Last month, on November 23rd, my girls went to Famosa Slough because I wanted to check out and see how the plants were doing. I knew that the toyon and buckwheat were in bloom, but what other surprises were we in for? I can tell you upfront that I saw my first California boxthorn bush! Have you ever seen one in the wild?
So today, I wish to keep things casual, seeing that I have written more in-depth about almost all of these plants.
Please see the links down below if you would like further information.
A Few Famosa Slough Facts
First and foremost, the Famosa Slough is a living wetland preserve and a Marine Protected Area, meaning nothing is to be touched or taken. It survives as a wetland by the tidal flow from the culvert pipes that connect it to the San Diego River Channel.
It consists of two sections: the Northern Channel, 12 acres, and the southern portion, 25 acres of mixed wetlands. The more south you go, the less saline the water.
I have been here four times and have written about Famosa Slough before, only concentrating on the southern section. Well, today, we explored both.
North Channel of Famosa Slough
The North section connects to the San Diego River Channel north, with the southern portion just across the street.
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