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All materials and guidance provdied at this intimate class appropriate for children and adults. Leave with three hand-crafted rings, first one crafted from brass and the others can be sterling silver. A large selection of gemstone beads will be provided. [post_title] => Wirewrapping Gemstone Rings [post_excerpt] => Join local jewelry artist Leslie Nelson for a hands-on creative and informative workshop.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => wirewrapping-gemstone-rings [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/wirewrapping-gemstone-rings/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 110599 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content] => Join us at The Clubhouse Bar & Grill at Sea Pines Golf Resort for our Winter Indoor Music Series on Saturday nights, from 5-7pm. Check the website for the full line-up! [post_title] => Winter Indoor Music Series at Sea Pines [post_excerpt] => Join us at The Clubhouse Bar & Grill at Sea Pines Golf Resort for our Winter Indoor Music Series [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => winter-indoor-music-series-at-sea-pines [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/winter-indoor-music-series-at-sea-pines/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 110600 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content] => "Succulent hunter" and Huntington Botanical Garden Curator John Trager will give a presentation on South African Succulents. Species are a combination of cultivated and wild. Enjoy refreshments and a garden tour after the presentation. More info available at slobg.org. [post_title] => South African Succulent Presentation at SLO Botanical Garden [post_excerpt] => "Succulent hunter" and Huntington Botanical Garden Curator John Trager will give a presentation on South African Succulents. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => south-african-succulent-presentation-at-slo-botanical-garden [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/south-african-succulent-presentation-at-slo-botanical-garden/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 110601 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content] => Spend a relaxing evening learning the basics of macramé. You'll master the basic knots and make your very own macramé plant hanger, hung on driftwood found along our beautiful coastline. All materials are provided, as well as a bubble vase and air plant that fits perfectly in your new creation. For more information and to register, visit slobog.org.

[post_title] => Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop at SLO Botanical Garden [post_excerpt] => Spend a relaxing evening learning the basics of macramé.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => macram-plant-hanger-workshop-at-slo-botanical-garden [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/macram-plant-hanger-workshop-at-slo-botanical-garden/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 112138 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content] => Join meditation guide Dawn Feuerberg for a clear, concise, and practical meditation guidance. Classes will include breathing techniques, Dharma talks, mantra practice, and group meditation in a beautiful setting. Classes run weekly on Tuesday mornings. More info at slobg.org. [post_title] => Mindfulness Meditation at SLO Botanical Garden [post_excerpt] => Join meditation guide Dawn Feuerberg for a clear, concise, and practical meditation guidance.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => mindfulness-meditation-at-slo-botanical-garden [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/mindfulness-meditation-at-slo-botanical-garden/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 112139 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content] => Take your pine needle basket weaving skills to the next level with this advanced class using new materials and ornate centers. All materials provided, just bring scissors and lunch. Participants will leave with two baskets. [post_title] => Advanced Pine Needle Basket Weaving [post_excerpt] => Take your pine needle basket weaving skills to the next level with this advanced class using new materials and ornate centers.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => advanced-pine-needle-basket-weaving [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/advanced-pine-needle-basket-weaving/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 112703 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content] => Live Oak Music Festival has something for everyone. Experience the music on many stages: Main Stage, Hot Licks, Stage Too, Open Mic and Kids Area. Meander through the food and craft vendors, the art walk at the Botanical Garden, or sit in the beer garden sipping a cold beverage while listening to the Main Stage or Hot Licks music. Kids activities abound such as crafts, nature walks, talent show, games, storytelling concerts and more.

Day and full festival tickets are available here. [post_title] => Live Oak Music Festival [post_excerpt] => Live Oak Music Festival has something for everyone.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => live-oak-music-festival [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/live-oak-music-festival/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 116004 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content] => Enjoy a breezy hike with your children along our Discovery Trail! Let your children learn art and science from our wildlife friends and share their imagination through storytelling! 
[post_title] => Acorn Adventures Guided Hiking Tour [post_excerpt] => Enjoy a breezy hike with your children along our Discovery Trail!  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => acorn-adventures-guided-hiking-tour [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/acorn-adventures-guided-hiking-tour/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105371 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => California is home to more than 6,000 kinds of native plants - more than any other state in the country. However, 35% of California's native plants are rare and require special attention if we hope to share them with future generations. Join Dr. Heather Schneider of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on Thursday, June 21, from 6pm to 7pm at the SLO Botanical Garden to learn more about rare plants of SLO County and conservation efforts taking place. This presentation will highlight the importance of rare plants, why rare plant conservation matters, and what environmentally conscious citizens can do to help save rare plants. Dr. Schneider will highlight some of the work that the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is doing to understand, protect and restore rare plants in California, including examples from SLO County. Doors open at 5:30pm. [post_title] => Rare Plant Rescue [post_excerpt] => California is home to more than 6,000 kinds of native plants - more than any other state in the country. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => rare-plant-rescue [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/rare-plant-rescue/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105372 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => It's time to add some new color to your garden! Let us help you find the perfect plant for your yard. The Garden features charismatic, colorful plants that make a great statement without impacting your water bill.

Join us at the SLO Botanical Garden's semi-annual plant sale. Admission to El Chorro Regional Park is free for everyone during the sale. [post_title] => Fall Plant Sale [post_excerpt] => It's time to add some new color to your garden!  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => fall-plant-sale [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/fall-plant-sale/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 110017 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content] => Every fall, tens of thousands of colorful monarch butterflies return to the California coast to spend the winter. Join Jessica Griffiths at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden for a fun and informative talk about these unique visitors. She will discuss surprising facts about monarch biology, the amazing ways that monarchs migrate and navigate, and give pointers about where to go around San Luis Obispo County to see this seasonal phenomenon. You will never look at a monarch butterfly the same way again. [post_title] => Mysteries of Monarch Migration [post_excerpt] => Every fall, tens of thousands of colorful monarch butterflies return to the California coast to spend the winter.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => mysteries-of-monarch-migration [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/mysteries-of-monarch-migration/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105257 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => The South Yuba River Citizens League started the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in January 2003 to promote community building within the Yuba Watershed as well as a way to explore environmental issues through an exciting and influential medium.

Whether depicting the struggle for environmental justice or an educational tale about an endangered species, the films expose people to forward-thinking ideas and global awareness. The goal is to make the Wild and Scenic Film Festival as big a success for other communities as it has been for South Yuba River and in doing so inspire a sense of activism. [post_title] => Wild & Scenic Film Festival [post_excerpt] => Whether depicting the struggle for environmental justice or an educational tale about an endangered species, the films expose people to forward-thinking ideas and global awareness.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => wild-scenic-film-festival [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/wild-scenic-film-festival/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [12] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105258 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => Join us for live music, barefoot dancing on the putting green, connecting with friends and family, and refreshing beverages and food! Concerts begin at 2pm and continue until 6pm. 

No outside food and beverages allowed at the venue.
[post_title] => Barefoot Concerts on the Green [post_excerpt] => Join us for live music, barefoot dancing on the putting green, connecting with friends and family [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => barefoot-concerts-on-the-green [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/barefoot-concerts-on-the-green/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [13] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105282 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => At Festival Mozaic's WinterMezzo chamber music series, internationally-renowned artists present educational events, culinary experiences and intimate concerts in spectacular venues on the Central Coast. This season, Music Director Scott Yoo presents a weekend of great works of chamber music and offers three sequential ways to connect to the music and the musicians. We encourage you to attend all three events this weekend and experience the special intimacy that comes from Festival Mozaic.

On Thursday, February 21st the Notable Encounter Encore will be held at the Monarch Club at Trilogy Monarch Dunes
On Friday, February 22nd the Notable Encounter Insight will be held at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
On Saturday, February 23rd the Notable Encounter Dinner will be held at a private residence - SOLD OUT
On Sunday, February 24th the Chamber Concert will be held at Congregation Beth David [post_title] => Festival Mozaic: February WinterMezzo [post_excerpt] => At Festival Mozaic's WinterMezzo chamber music series, internationally-renowned artists present educational events, culinary experiences and intimate concerts in spectacular venues on the Central Coast.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => festival-mozaic-february-wintermezzo [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/festival-mozaic-february-wintermezzo/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [14] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105291 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => The 10 destinations along California’s Highway 1 Discovery Route (H1DR) in SLO CAL from Ragged Point and Cambria to Avila Beach and Oceano are serious when it comes to the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration. Coastal SLO CAL welcomes visitors to immerse themselves in the local marine culture, coastal heritage and natural attractions along the iconic CA Highway 1 Discovery Route through a series of events and activities. 

Enjoy special marine focused events, uniquq wine and food tastings and festival, stewardship travel activities, and Wildlife Viewing Tips all while adding meaning and connecting deeper to the nature and culture of our area. "Throughout the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration guests are invited to explore marine life from abalone to elephant seals, learn about nature preserves, participate in fun citizen science activities, and enjoy the many seaside hikes found on the Central Coast," says Katie Sturtevant, Stewardship Travel Director. "There are unique signature events like Sharks After Dark at the Central Coast Aquarium, free films at Hearst Castle Theater and almost 40 must-do activities the whole family will enjoy."

We are excited to be featuring the film Disneynature Oceans at the historic Hearst Castle Theater for six consecutive Saturdays during the celebration. This is a spectacular story about remarkable creatures under the sea. Stunning images await viewers as they journey into the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. It's an unprecedented look at deep-water creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play. Filled with adventure, comedy and drama, Oceans is a fascinating and thought-provoking experience you will not soon forget.

A complete list of Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration events can be found here. [post_title] => Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration [post_excerpt] => The 10 destinations along California’s Highway 1 Discovery Route (H1DR) in SLO CAL from Ragged Point and Cambria to Avila Beach and Oceano are serious when it comes to the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration.  [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => coastal-discovery-stewardship-celebration [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/coastal-discovery-stewardship-celebration/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [15] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105294 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => Montaña de Oro is rich in history, from Native American to Spanish Land Grant, to cattle ranching and dairying. In 1892, Alden B. Spooner, Jr. built this ranch house overlooking the sea. He and his three sons began running cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, and operated a 150-cow dairy that was considered one of the finest in the area. Spooner also built a landing on the bluff of Spooner's Cove where "doghole" schooners could moor to take on crops from the ranch. During the 1920s and 30s, they leased ocean terrace land to Japanese pea farmers. Except for the highest slopes, every acre visible from the ranch house was under cultivation. During prohibition Spooner's Cove was known as Smuggler's Cove, as illegal liquor from Mexico was brought ashore and sold to area speakeasys. At least 18 outbuildings, a water-powered creamery, and a cliffside loading chute for coastal steamers once clustered near Spooner's Cove. Now only the ranch house and a concrete creamery built in 1915 remain.

The Spooners sold the ranch to O.C. Field in 1941, who then sold it to Irene McAllister in 1952. She renamed the Pecho Ranch to Montaña de Oro, the theory goes either because of the gold wildflowers or because she was going to strike it rich in oil and cattle. She did not and within three years she was in bankruptcy proceedings. People in the area thought it would make a beautiful state park and so petitioned the state. California purchased the land and opened it as a State Park in 1965.

To learn more about the parks natural and cultural history, visit the Spooner Ranch House above Spooner's Cove, open daily from 11am to 2pm. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. [post_title] => Spooner Ranch House Tours [post_excerpt] => Montaña de Oro is rich in history, from Native American to Spanish Land Grant, to cattle ranching and dairying. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => spooner-ranch-house-tours [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/spooner-ranch-house-tours/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [16] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105298 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] => The magic and mystery of the monarch migration has charmed and captivated people for years.  The eastern population is being severely impacted by deforestation in its Mexican overwintering grounds and the western monarchs are being squeezed by the constant pressures of coastal development and dwindling open space.  Both populations have experienced a decrease in numbers due to lack of milkweed necessary as a food source for the larval stage. Visit http://www.monarchdunesbutterflies.org/help.html to find out how you can help protect the monarchs and their migration.

Pismo Beach

From late October to February, thousands of black and gold Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of a Eucalyptus grove at Pismo State Beach, providing us with a breathtaking glimpse of nature in all her vibrant glory. This colony, easily accessible from Highway 1, is one of the largest in the nation, hosting an average of 50,000 butterflies every year. Many of these fragile butterflies fly more than 1,000 miles, braving harsh weather conditions before coming to roost in the protected grove for the winter. During the season, the docent trailer opens every day at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. Walks through the grove happen at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting.

Monarch Dunes

The Monarch Dunes Butterfly Habitat was once part of a 957 acre Tasmanian blue gum eucalyptus plantation in Nipomo, California, and has supported as many as 60,000 overwintering monarch butterflies. From late October to February, thousands of black and orange Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of a Eucalyptus grove at Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo, providing us with a breathtaking glimpse of nature in all her vibrant glory. Many of these fragile butterflies fly more than 1,000 miles, braving harsh weather conditions before coming to roost in the protected grove for the winter. The grove is open year-round with an interpretive trail. The Butterfly Habitat is open from sunrise to sunset and is free to all. Please park in the paved parking lot at 1610 Kingston Drive, which is immediately adjacent to the butterfly sanctuary. A wheel chair/stroller accessible paved path provides a short easy walk into the main cluster area. Picnic tables and trash receptacles are available. A public horse trail encircles the nineteen acre habitat, with hitching posts provided near the picnic area. There are no restroom or drinking water facilities on site.

Los Osos / Baywood

The Sweet Springs overwintering site is located in Los Osos along the southwest edge of the Morro Bay estuary. A prominent sign shows the entrance to the trails from the north side of Ramona Avenue. The site is part of an Audubon Nature Preserve, featuring a vegetative restoration project and access trails to monarchs and other scenic areas within the preserve. [post_title] => Monarch Butterfly Migration [post_excerpt] => From late October to February, thousands of black and gold Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of a Eucalyptus grove at Pismo State Beach [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => monarch-butterfly-migration-pb [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://highway1discoveryroute.com/events/monarch-butterfly-migration-pb/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [17] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 105303 [post_author] => 0 [post_date] => 2019-06-26 07:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-06-26 15:00:05 [post_content] =>

Along the Whale Trail you'll be looking over the waters of one of our nation's most spectacular marine protected areas, offering some of the best wildlife viewing in the world - including 34 species of marine mammals! Search for the heart-shaped blows of gray whales, tall dorsal fins of orcas, or feeding humpback and blue whales. Look for seals and sea lions on offshore rocks and sea otters wrapped up in kelp. You can see amazing marine life at the Whale Trail's shore-based sites at any time of year. 

Be a wildlife steward. Give animals the space they need to eat, rest and socialize. Keep your distance and please do not touch, feed or chase wildlife. Enjoy and help protect this diverse and fragile marine environment.

The Whale Trail is a series of sites where the public may view orcas, other cetaceans and marine mammals from shore. Learn more in this video

Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails along the Salish Sea and the Pacific Coast.

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