Take a walk with Jules Evens to see tule elk and the reef at the northern tip of Point Reyes, surrounded on three sides by ocean.
Birding and more along Lagunitas Creek, with Jules Evens and the naturalists-in-training from SPAWN.
“Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.” —Mary Oliver See this hike mapped: Muddy Hollow Trail This short (1.5 mile), gentle walk follows the course … Read more
A visit to Abbott’s Lagoon always proves rewarding and never fails to offer a fresh experience. I’ve strolled down to the main lagoon dozens of times over the years and each visit is unique and memorable.
“To find new things, take the path you took yesterday.” —John Burroughs I was thinking about John Burroughs, “the Grand Old Man of Nature,” as I walked the trails that climb from Bear Valley up to Inverness Ridge. Although I’ve … Read more
Last night, for the first time in their 132-year rivalry, the San Francisco Giants swept the L.A. Dodgers with a shutout. This morning my granddaughter, Kalia, took her first steps and the Supreme Court upheld “Obamacare.” To celebrate, I decided to take a long “walkabout.”
Point Reyes for millennia provided rich habitat to a diversity of plant and animal species. Its discovery and settlement by Europeans and then Americans altered the landscape, but not irretrievably. And thanks to some determined visionaries, the peninsula and its habitats were protected 50 years ago.
Dawn. Spring tide. Fog shrouds the estuary. A shore-cast tree trunk–contorted, branching skyward–rests in the shallows. On its twisted branches roost a half-dozen cormorants, some with wings outstretched or akimbo, others standing upright, necks coiled into graceful question marks. That congregation, silhouetted by the morning light, suspended on the rising tide between the pewter sky and the mercurial bay, conjures a prehistoric diorama, a world awaiting sunlight parables.
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.
Stinging nettles and horsetail, plus lots of wildflowers, on the trail at Point Reyes.