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Nabokov’s Blues along the Estero Trail

June 20, 2012 by Jules Evens

Searching for butterflies at Point Reyes--and finding them! Hike along with Jules Evens on a 7.5 mile loop with planty of winged beauty.

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In the Splash Zone at Point Reyes

May 26, 2012 by Jules Evens

In his quest to hike every trail at Point Reyes, Jules Evens takes a short walk rich in wildlife sightings, from butterflies to black oystercatchers.

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Eight Miles at Point Reyes for a Warbler, with Bonus Damselflies and More

May 22, 2012 by Jules Evens

Jules Evens heads out on an eight-mile loop, timed with the nesting, and singing, of some of Point Reyes's least-common warblers. Follow along and see what else he finds!

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Mixing with the Birds on the Olema Trail, Point Reyes

March 05, 2012 by Jules Evens

Hike along with Jules Evens on the Olema Trail at Point Reyes, where he encounters a few mixed flocks of songbirds, some early spring wildflowers, and more.

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Walking the Rift Zone at Point Reyes

February 22, 2012 by Jules Evens

Take a four-mile stroll with Jules Evens through a landscaped shaped by enormous geological forces -- and full of wildlife, native plants, and a more than a few puzzles.

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Butterflies, Pelicans, and Bobcats at Point Reyes

February 06, 2012 by Jules Evens

As part of his Point Reyes Walkabout, Jules Evens covers 10 miles on the Estero Trail, spots a bobcat, and logs a record-early sighting of a common butterfly, possibly thanks to climate change.

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Let It Rain: Two Short Strolls at Point Reyes

January 30, 2012 by Jules Evens

Now that the winter rains have finally found us here along the central California coast, my attention focuses on finding weather windows for walks in the wild. During a gentle shower, or a just after a stormy squall, the forests and fields are freshened and it's a fine time to take to the trail.

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A Bobcat Day in Bear Valley

January 16, 2012 by Jules Evens

The Bear Valley trail, heading southwest from Park Headquarters to the coast, is one of the emblematic walks, and the most traveled trail, on the Point Reyes Peninsula. Jules covers about 10 miles and encounters a bobcat, an alligator lizard, early-blooming milkmaids, and very late-blooming Indian paintbrush.

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In the Third Kind of Fog

January 01, 2011 by Jon Carroll

For San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll, it all happened at Limantour.

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Just Add Water

October 01, 2009 by Carolyn Longstreth

Just a year after the levees were breached, wildlife is thriving at Giacomini Wetland at the south end of Tomales Bay.

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