MADRONA MARSH is a little nature preserve in Torrance , California . Patches of wet land after a spring rain attract wildlife ( mostly birds ) . The place is well kept . You wouldn’t find any people there most of the time . I like going there a few days after it stops raining . That’s when it’s most beautiful .
Yesterday , I spent at the Marsh several hours : took some pictures , set under the trees for a while , found a family of ducks , and made a watercolor sketch I want to use as a reference for an oil painting . In short , I had a great time .
Look at the pictures , and if you live near Torrance , take the time to visit this unique place . It’s free . They also have a tiny NATURE MUSEUM in the building across from the preserve .
P. S. Bring a bottle of water because nature walks can make you thirsty .