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Mudflats of the California Wetlands

Mudflats of the California Wetlands

Red and green pickleweed grows from cappuccino colord mud flats at Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing on the Monterey Bay. At low tide, when the murky green water pulls back to the sea, walk out over that rickety wooden boardwalk traversing an old oyster bed. Look down. How many animals were here before you? The raccoons and herons must be heavy – they leave deep tracks. That milky gelatinous blob with the indigo stripe really is a jellyfish, or at least, it was. If you are there early in the morning, at low tide, you may get very lucky and see a mountain lion track, or maybe it’s a bobcat?