Don Bauder 2:30 p.m., Aug. 1
Morning Webs and Autumn Leaves
Spider Webs, decorated with myriads of tiny dew droplets, are a beautiful sight on foggy autumn mornings. Look for them in San Diego's wild canyons and park areas, or in your own backyard.
Leaves are beginning to turn in coastal San Diego County's riparian woodland and oak woodland natural habitats. In response to a nearly rainless spring and summer, the summer-green crowns of willows and sycamores are already fading to yellow and brown. Beneath the oaks, the deciduous poison oak is flushing red. Good places for autumn walks this month and next include San Clemente Canyon (Marian Bear) Park adjacent to Freeway 52, Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve north of Mira Mesa, and Wilderness Gardens Preserve east of Pala in North County.