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  Morro Bay
    ning them- selves on driftwood.
Keep an eye overhead for the thrill-
ing sightings of hawks, falcons, and bald eagles.
Birds aren’t the only
animals wintering in Morro Bay. California sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters are most numerous during the winter.
Morro Bay is one of the winter breeding grounds for the California sea lion. At one time, the sea lions became such a nuisance on the docks, even hauling themselves onto moored boats, that the Harbor officials set up a floating dock hop- ing the animals would prefer it over the boats. It was successful and now there is a permanent dock just for the sea lions! Take a tour boat from any of the waterfront venues for up- close views of the sea lions.
The spotted harbor seal can be seen popping their heads out of the water or hauling themselves onto the mudflats. Harbor seals are much smaller than sea lions and
unlike sea lions, who can use
their flippers to “walk” on land, the har-
bor seal can only move on land in
an undulating motion. Their flippers, however are
great assistance for swimming and deep diving for food.
Probably the most loved sea mammal is the California sea otter. Tour boats regularly pass pods of the furry critters often wrapped in large pieces of kelp. Large groups of sea otters, mostly females with pups, are seen in the water near the south t-pier.
The 2022 Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival takes place over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend Thursday- Monday, January 13-17. For more information and to register visit Schedules and registration information is available at morrobaybirdfestival. org. Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination is required.
– Ruth Ann Angus
    Beads by the Bay and Garden Shop
Visit Beads by the Bay and
 The ONLY Bead & Garden Shop
The ONLY Bead and
Garden“ShhoopponUtnhedertheStars” the first four Fridays in December between 5 and 8pm
on the Central Coast!
Central Coast!

and join us for Open House Night on december 8th!
Hot-spiced tea and holiday treats!
“Bounce back” coupons with purchases, good until December 30

Christmas Carols in the garden!
as well as a huge selection of succulents, air plants
333 Morro Bay Blvd.
Morro Bay, CA 9C3r4a4ft2p
 rojects every Friday evening (Across from Baanknodf Ammienriacat)ure garden accessories.
Create a living gift for the holidays with succulents and fairy garden (805) 772-3tr3e3a8s
ures in our garden patio classroom

Enter to win a Holiday Fairy Garden or Beaded Necklace Set on every
morrostranCdrse@aateol.ycoumr own gifts for the Holidays! purchase after 5pm on December 1, 8, 15 and 22!
 333 Morro Bay Blvd • Morro Bay • 805.772.3338
We are a full service bead store!
Come see us for all your
    needs, including repairs! Our beautiful secret garden is full of herbs, succulents, and air plants, as well as our new line of garden miniatures!
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