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The Bolsa Chica Wetlands: An Important Ecological Treasure In California

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By Deb Flomberg

rsz bolsa The Bolsa Chica Wetlands: An Important Ecological Treasure In California

(Credit, Ken Lund)

California is home to so many different ecological variances. From mountains and valleys to beaches and deserts, there is pretty much everything within this amazing state, including a very special area of wetlands. The Bolsa Chica Conservancy was established in 1990 to help inform the community about these amazing wetlands and to protect this important piece of California nature. 

The Bolsa Chica Wetlands are home to so many amazing plants and wildlife that the best way to enjoy them is to schedule a private tour. You can enjoy a specially guided hike and tour of the entire interpretive center, and chances are you’ll get to see a ton of wildlife and nature. You’ll learn all about the ecology of wetlands, the plants and animals that call the wetlands home, watersheds and the importance of wetlands for flood control, pollution control and endangered species. Speaking of endangered species, the Bolsa Chica Wetlands has a variety of rare and protected birds. From the Burrowing Owl to Osprey, and even Bald Eagles, bring your binoculars so you can spot some of these rare birds.

Make sure to allow plenty of time to tour the full Conservancy Interpretive Center, with more than 1,400 square feet of exhibits and aquariums. The center is a great addition to wandering the actual trails, as you can see a lot of the are wildlife up close and get lots of great information about the trails and the various areas surrounding the wetlands. You can even get a look at many live reptiles from the wetlands including California Kingsnakes, the Coastal Rosy Boa, Alligator Lizards and many more.

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy is located about 40 minutes outside of Los Angeles, with some prime scenic drives along the Pacific Coast Highway. So make sure you enjoy your drive by heading out in the 2013 C300 Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It’s the perfect car to enjoy a long and leisurely drive along some of the most amazing roads along the Pacific coast. Plus you’ll be enjoying your drive in total elegance and luxury as you head to explore the amazing Bolsa Chica Wetlands.  

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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