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Animal Encounters at the Living Coast Discovery Center

Animal Encounters at the Living Coast Discovery Center by Guest Blogger Casey Makovich, Smart Destinations Head to the Living Coast Discovery Center to interact with and learn about the diverse wildlife native to San Diego’s coast. You’ll have a chance to see turtles face-to-face, touch sea rays, see large birds of prey up-close, and more. Be sure to plan your day at the Living
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Bird Watching at the Living Coast

Go Birding with the experts at the Living Coast Bird Walks are included with your admission to the Living Coast and happen every Sunday at 11:45 a.m. and on the occasional Saturday. Bird Walks begin at the umbrellas at the entrance to the Living Coast Discovery Center and take place on some of the many trails managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Owls at the Living Coast: Tyto

One of the Living Coast’s well-known animal ambassadors by Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care manager I look around at my desk and see owl EVERYTHING: owl note box, owl toy, owl mug, owl tea set, owl stickers, owl magnet, et cetera. For the past three years, owls have been a dominant theme of my life. When I first started working at the Living Coast Discovery
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Arboreal Alligator Lizards

Endangered Species to Participate in Breeding Program  by Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care Manager Arboreal alligator lizards (Abronia graminea) are quite possibly one of the most exquisite lizards you could ever see. Their deep emerald green color makes them stand out like a rare gem.  Endemic to the highlands of the states of Veracruz and adjacent Puebla, Mexico, these cloud forest dwellers are a rare sight.
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Spiders! EEK!!!

Spiders abound at the Living Coast If you know where to look, you can find hundreds of spiders throughout the Living Coast grounds. This being the season of spooky, we wanted to let you in on a little secret: we’re surrounded by ’em! Like this feller on your left, a jumping spider (Salticidae) that just caught a fly. Oh, and they have four pairs
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Living Coast Participates in Kids Free in October

Kids Free in October The Living Coast Discovery Center is a proud member of the San Diego Museum Council and we’re supporting Kids Free in October (October 1-31, 2015). Children ages 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult (limit two) when the coupon is presented. More information at www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/kidsfree