Outdoor San Diego Entries for July, 2009

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Fleas

The bane of pets and humans alike, fleas are hopping all over San Diego again as the summer progresses. This ...

Orioles

The bright yellow or yellow-orange-and-black birds seen flitting among the palm trees, are summer residents of San Diego County's coastal ...

The Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Typically one of the year's ten best showers, the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower embellishes the dark, early-morning sky during July's ...

Elderberry Season

Elderberry, a common bush or small tree found from San Diego County's coastal canyons to the mountain slopes around Julian ...

Summer Ocean Temps

Ocean water temperaturesare either peaking late this month -- or are likely to peak in August -- as a result ...

July Grunion Report

Grunion will again be active on area beaches early this week (Tuesday through Friday, July 21-24), roughly during the hours ...

Early Risers Only!

Check out the local tidepool life without hordes of other people around. Tuesday, July 21 features a minus 1.6-foot tide ...

Cicadas and Native Lilies

Native Lilies, such as the Humboldt lily, are blooming this month in widely scattered locations throughout San Diego County's higher ...

Summer Birding Opportunities

Birdwatchers need not despair now that the winter migrants are gone. Plenty of shore birds can be found on summer ...

Dry July

July is San Diego's Driest Month, according to precipitation data compiled since the year 1850. Only four hundredths of an ...

Get Your Grunion

Grunion will be active on area beaches early next week (Tuesday through Friday, July 7-10), roughly during the hours of ...

July Heat

The Heat of Summer will most likely reach its feverish peak in inland San Diego County during the month of ...

Moon of Blood

July's Full Moon rises impressively from the east horizon on Monday, the 6th, very close to the time of sunset. ...

Waxing Moon Competes With Fireworks Tonight

Only two days short of full-moon phase, a waxing gibbous moon illuminates the evening sky after dusk on Independence Day, ...

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