The Border Field State Park™ Part 2

While some might find that gun battles, flurries of half naked giggling prostitutes, and Tsunamis of sewage splashing up to the car’s floorboards all enrich their tourist experience, others may disagree.

The State of California really does care and while diversity is paramount, they really suggest that it is best to call ahead before your planned visit to this park.

Almost all the real fun occurs after the “park” is closed. Not to worry! The entire area is lit up like a soccer stadium all night long. You might consider walking south along the beach until you hit the border barrier. Midnight works.

Scores of rumbling generator powered lights do contribute their blue-white glare to the lurid happenings in the park after dark.

But as for the birds, this is not to say that the San Diego County Parks and Recreation Department is not funding multi-million dollar studies of the various bird populations. Various subcontractors are hired to wade through the riparian thickets to count birds. These birds cannot be seen. The “count” consists of what the surveyor might hear while thrashing through the thickets and the mud.

The riparian areas can provide about 500 pounds of foods of all sorts per acre per year. The problem is that when these 500 pounds of foods are soaked in everything from cholera and syphilis to lead, mercury, and cadmium, (plus the things that make human babies have no brains) their true food value may be somewhat diminished. Some will even ask the obvious question of what happens when anything eats a RICIN bean, or leaf, or stem.

Many avian species nest here at the park only for brief periods and then only during the summer months. A good choice of seasons considering the consequences of a serious sprinkling with those curiously stimulating streams available during the winter rainy season which would leaden their flight abilities.