Join us on Saturday, December 14th, for our monthly photo activity: Birds of Santee Lakes with our president and acclaimed bird photographer Steven Cirone. Our activities are not limited to club members, they’re free and open to anyone who wants to join us. If you’re interested to meet a friendly flock of bird-flavored photography geeks, come out and play with us!
Please join our vice chair Alexander S. Kunz for a fall-color hike on Palomar Mountain’s Observatory Trail. The hike is about 4 miles (out and back) with an estimated 650 feet of elevation change. We start at the Observatory Campground day-use parking area and hike to where the trail meets Canfield Road, near the entrance to the Observatory. We hike back the way we came.
You are invited to the October 2019 meeting of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Photo Section at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library Community Room. Our presenter this month is local landscape photographer Bill Evarts with his presentation “There’s a picture in there somewhere.” Please continue reading if you’re interested, and find the complete details with date and time at the bottom of this article.
You are invited to the September 2019 meeting of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Photo Section at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library Community Room. Please continue reading if you’re interested, and find the complete details with date and time at the bottom of this article.
Announcing the Sierra Club Photo Section August 2019 Activity: Photographing Dragonflies at Santee Lakes with our president Steve Cirone.
As usual, this is not a Sierra Club outing. You may join up, leave, participate at your will on the scheduled evening. Please continue reading for the details.
The theme for our monthly photo quest in March 2019 was “Freshwater” and our member’s submissions are in the gallery below. Thanks everyone for taking part! We hope you had fun and enjoyed making photos for the quest.
Join us for our March 2019 photographic activity – we’re going for a hike in the riparian woodlands of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve with Photo Section vice-president Alexander S. Kunz. Trails at the preserve wind through a beautiful canopy of oaks and sycamores, and along the creek that forms quiet pools and ponds here and there.
After the wonderful winter rains we had, San Diego County’s rivers and creeks are running, the waterfalls are flowing, and vernal pools & reservoirs alike are filled with fresh water.
For our March 2019 Photo Quest, we want to see…
Your photos of natural bodies of fresh water.
No salt water! Everything except the ocean!
The theme for our February 2019 Photo Quest was “Shrublands” and here’s the gallery with member submissions. We know that this theme required “getting into” the subject in more than one way – we truly appreciate everyone’s submissions. Our monthly photo quest is a members-only activity. If you want to take part, please join the Sierra Club Photo Section.
Did you know that you live in a biodiversity hot spot? In fact, all of California is, but San Diego County has more biodiversity than any other county in North America (source: SDSU). Wow! The most dominant vegetation form are shrublands, known as chaparral and sagebrush, stretching all the way from the coast to the Laguna crest, and into the semi-arid high desert.
With the arrival of winter rains, the shrublands at lower elevations are already putting on an impressive show of spring festivities, in the form of fresh green sprouting, wildflowers popping up at the side of trails, and regrowth on bushes and shrubs (that appeared dead and desiccated just a few months ago).