External web sites and resources for and about Daley Ranch


General Information:

Daley Ranch @ the City’s Escondido.org site
Friends of Daley Ranch
Daley Ranch Naturalist’s Hike Schedule
Dixon Lake @ the City’s Escondido.org site
How’s the fishing at Dixon Lake? Get the news at SDFish.com!

Information about Birds

All About Birds, at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Bird Profiles from the National Audubon Society
Have you found an interesting feather? Use The Feather Atlas to identify the bird it came from!
Check out Palomar Audubon Society’s site for upcoming field trips and a VERY comprehensive checklist
Mary Beth Stowe (aka Miriam Eaglemon) has a wonderful web site and a terrific individual page about birding at Dixon Lake

Information about Plants

California Native Plant Society
San Diego Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
Jepson Online Interchange of California Native Plants
CalFlora - information and photos about native and invasive plants in California
Invasive Plant Species described at the UC’s Integrated Pest Management site
Wayne’s Word -- an outstanding Botanical and Natural History reference, from Professor Emeritus Wayne Armstrong of Palomar College
Michael Charter’s terrific site of California Plant Names and Wildflowers
Ken Bowles’ exhaustive web site on San Diego County wildflowers
Tom Chester’s Native and Introduced Plants of Southern California
The Plant Atlas Project maintained by the San Diego Natural History Museum

Information about Southern California Geology

Geologic History of San Diego County from the San Diego Natural History Museum
Local Geology of Southern California and Mexico from the Department of Geological Sciences at San Diego State University
Deserts: Geology and Resources, an online book from the USGS

Mountain Biking at Daley Ranch

Mountain Bike Bill gives you “the Dirt on the Dirt” for Daley Ranch (and thoughtfully provides some nice downloadable maps, too)
The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) has terrific info at their site -- plus, they sponsor trail work days at Daley Ranch!
The Southern California Mountain Bike Community has an interesting site, but registration is required...