Flora - Fauna, San Diego

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  • WATER LILY
    WATER LILY
    by matcrazy1
  • FLOWERS
    FLOWERS
    by matcrazy1
  • Flora - Fauna
    by Pawtuxet

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    One of the most spectacular views in San Diego

    by rootie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I've been living in San Diego for almost three years now, but only yesterday did I visit the Hermitage and Meditation Gardens in the Self Realization Center in Encinitas yesterday, and I am still in awe as to how beautiful the views are! No wonder the place is called the Meditation Gardens. The views are just spectacular! Forget the zoos, visit this place instead. Plus, admission is FREE. You can't beat that!

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    Sea Lions

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Sep 14, 2006

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    Everyone should stop at La Jolla cove to watch the Sea Lions! It's a very unique experience.

    Sea Lions are a type of seal, recognized by their external ears, ability to walk on land, and their barking. The sea lions seem to be Monterey's top attraction, as people are often lining the beach to watch them play or watch them sleep on the rocks (exciting!). The California Sea Lion is distinguished from other sea lion species by the males' large forehead, hence the scientific name Zalophus californianus literally meaning "California Big Head".

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    Seagulls of Del Mar

    by Pawtuxet Written Jan 26, 2005

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    The seagulls come so close to the tables, I was sometimes holding my breath that someone wouldn't lose their lunch! One man was being plagued by a swooping bird who seemed to be toying with the idea that he might drive the guy away from his lunch rolls. Some of the waitresses don't find it amusing, but I rather enjoyed watching them up close. The actually behaved rather well, all things considered.

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    • Beaches

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    Spanish flowers?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Dec 13, 2003

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    They put a lot of flowers, bushes, cacti around Spanish-style houses in Spanish Village Art Center. They grew in pots standing on a ground or hanging around the houses. Didn't they look really nice?

    Address: 1549 El Prado

    Phone: +1 (619) 239-0512

    Website: http://www.balboapark.org

    FLOWERS
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    Seals at the Cove Beach

    by butterfly_girl Updated Oct 26, 2003

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    While in San Diego make sure to see the seals at the La Jolla Cove Beach. A group of seals has made the area called "Children's Pool" thier home. Take the walking bridge out to the water to get an up close view of these amazing creatures. A must see!

    Address: In La Jolla at the Cove Beach

    Directions: Take Prospect street down towards the cove beach, the seals are across the street from a retirement home called Casa de Manana.

    La Jolla Seals
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    Water lilies

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 1, 2003

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    Take a look at water lilies in the Lake of the Flowers.

    WATER LILY is common name for some members of the Nymphaeaceae, a family of freshwater perennial herbs found in most parts of the world and often characterized by large shield-shaped leaves and showy, fragrant blossoms of various colors. Among the plants of the family are the water lilies, lotuses, and pond lilies (called also cow lilies and spatterdocks) of the genera Nymphaea, Nelumbo, and Nuphar, respectively; however, the common names often overlap; e.g., “water lily” is used for most species of the family and even for other unrelated aquatic plants with similar flowers.

    Address: 1549 El Prado

    Phone: (619) 239-0512

    Website: http://www.balboapark.org

    WATER LILY
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    The Lake of the Flowers

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    Japanese Koi, goldfish, water lilies and lotus commune in the 193-by 43-foot lily pond (originally called Las Lagunas de las Flores or The Lake of the Flowers) that rolls out like a liquid carpet before the entrance to the Botanical Building. It is an eloquent example of the use of reflecting pools to enhance architecture, I think. The water lillies and lotus bloom spring through fall.

    Address: 1549 El Prado

    Directions: Between El Prado and the Botanical Building

    Phone: (619) 239-0512

    Website: http://www.balboapark.org

    The Lake of the Flowers
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Adventure Travel

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    View the Sea Lions

    by basstbn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If my ageing memory serves me correctly, these sea lions were observed in the vicinity of Mission Beach.

    Sea Lions
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