Saturday, April 9, 2011

habitat ~ 04/09/11 ~ Garrapata Canyon

Garrapata Canyon
April 9, 2011

I don't have much to publicly say about this beautiful place, except that it's private property. It hasn't been functioning as a trout farm in at least 30-40 years. The depressions shown in the third pic above were once trout hatcheries. All the piping and valves are still there, rusted, but still there. Considering this is private property and I was a guest, I'll lead blog visitors to the publicly available nearby Garrapata State Park here and here.

2 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The tree in the first shot is quite unusual looking. Looks like something that doesn't belong.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

The first pic is of an older Tasmanian bluegum (Eucalyptus globulus), an introduced species that is very common here on the central coast of CA. Here's a link (with additional links) for more information: http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=3534