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Los Osos Oaks State Reserve
South of Morro Bay, California

This small park protects a sample of the once-widespread forest of contorted live oaks found in the windy Los Osos Valley. Most of the forest was cleared long ago to create rich farmland, and this remaining forest was in danger of being developed as a trailer park.

Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve
Wikipedia: Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve
See also: Quercus agrifolia

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Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
See location in Google Maps


Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Baywood Park's waterfront

Baywood Park's waterfront

The tiny downtown and waterfront park at Baywood Park on Morro Bay.

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, Baywood Park, California

Date photographed: April 21, 2017

Spring-fed stream at Sweet Springs

Spring-fed stream at Sweet Springs

Fresh water springs flow into Morro Bay at Sweet Springs, an Audubon Society preserve.

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, Baywood Park, California

Date photographed: April 21, 2017

Birding viewpoint at Sweet Springs on Morro Bay

Birding viewpoint at Sweet Springs on Morro Bay

Close proximity of diverse habitats makes the Sweet Springs Nature Peserve an exceptional place for birding.

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, Baywood Park, California

Date photographed: April 21, 2017

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