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Malibu Lagoon Trip Sunday 2/26 is a GO! Saturday Rain Update

February 25, 2017

As of 2 PM Saturday Feb. 25, the weather for Sunday morning looks good. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the usual assembly area.

There’s a slight chance of 0.05″ rain. Egad! It’ll be cool, so wear a rain-resistant jacket over your regular 2-6 layers of insulation. Fried chicken will again not be served.

NOAA predicts: Sunday 3-9am 0.05 inch, 9am – noon, no rain. Temp 49-54°F. Wind 2 mph.
Weather Underground predicts: Chance of rain Sunday 9am 7%, dropping to 4% at noon. Temp 45-55°F
Leader: Chuck & Lillian Almdale (818-894-2541)

Adult Walk 8:30 a.m. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours.  Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter.  We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area (see photo below) next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon.  We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean.  When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House.  We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers.  So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too.  Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

Children and Parents Walk 10:00 a.m.   One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area (see photo above) between parking lot and channel.  We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning.  Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach!  We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents.  We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, you must call Lu (310-395-6235) to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

Map to Meeting Place
Directions: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road, west of Malibu Pier and the bridge.  Look around for people wearing binoculars.
Parking: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center.  Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

 

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