A popular feature of the Central Coast Bioneers Conference is the pre-conference field trip, which takes place the Friday before the conference. Last year we had a sold-out beaver walk led by the SLO Beaver Brigade. This year, on Friday, September 22, we are featuring a two-hour multi-habitat visitation on the Morro Bay Estuary, led by Mandy Davis. Mandy is a professional naturalist and guide and a certified paddling instructor, with decades of guiding experience in multiple sports, and a wealth of naturalist information accumulated over a lifetime. On the paddle, we will stop by the mid-Estuary grassy island, Fairbanks Point, then proceed north to the harbor, including a visit with the seal lions. After shooting the South T Pier, we will do a “drive-by” of Morro Rock with a discussion of the human history and geology of the Estuary. Kayakers will see sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, local nesting birds and a variety of raptors. For more information, click here.