Jules Evens

Naturalist and writer Jules Evens has lived near Point Reyes for over 30 years. He is the founder of Avocet Research Associates and the author of The Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula and An Introduction to California Birdlife (both UC Press).

A Naturalist’s Vow at Point Reyes: Obedience to Awareness


Jules Evens continues his year-long trek on all the trails of Point Reyes. this time out, it’s the Bayview Trail, short on views but long on wildlife and the interesting ecological processes of the bishop pine forest, much of which burned in the 1995 Vision Fire.

In the Splash Zone at Point Reyes


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.

Relishing the Fog at Point Reyes


On an overcast day after spring rains, Jules Evens encounters the expected–a banana slug in a lush Douglas fir forest–and the unexpected–a shrew-mole–on a 4-mile hike along Inverness Ridge as part of his Point Reyes Walkabout.

Bees, Coyotes, and More at Point Reyes: Laguna Ranch Loop


Jules Evens continues his quest to hike every trail at Point Reyes National Seashore. Here, he traces a route where he once encountered a mountain lion. This time, the wildlife is a bit tamer, but no less beautiful: red-legged frogs, native bees, wildflowers, and a coyote howl to finish it off.

Walking the Rift Zone at Point Reyes


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.