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Audubon Sweet Springs Nature Preserve

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What: Self-Guided Tour of Audubon Sweet Springs Nature Preserve
When: Daily during daylight hours
Reservation Needed: No

Stewardship Travel along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in coastal San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) engages visitors in over 50 bite-size activities and contribution opportunities. Stewardship Travel adds meaning and fun while immersing visitors deeply in the natural and cultural heritage experiences that California’s unique Central Coast has to offer.

The Audubon Sweet Springs Nature Preserve is located on Ramona Avenue in the town of Los Osos. It offers hiking trails and excellent views of Morro Bay and the Rock.

The Morro Coast Audubon Society chapter manages this preserve on the north side of Ramona Avenue, between Broderson and 4th Street (dawn to dusk use). Trails lead among Monterey Cypress and eucalyptus to two freshwater ponds, and around a salt marsh to the edge of Morro Bay. Birds are attracted to the variety of habitats in the preserve, and many shorebirds and ducks spend their winter in the adjoining bay. From late October into March, monarch butterflies traditionally cluster here.

The 24-acre preserve is the home of several threatened and endangered species, and no plants or animals may be collected. The reintroduction of native species is a continuing goal of the Morro Coast Audubon Society.

Gain a deeper connection on vacation through activities and charitable donation opportunities that protect wildlife, habitat, and cultural heritage sites.
This activity selection includes:
*A learning activity and/or outing
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Morro Coast Audubon Society

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.


660 Ramona Ave.
Ramona Avenue at Broderson
Los Osos, CA 93402

(805) 772-1991



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