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You Mon Tsang March 8th, 2009
I am a big fan of the Audubon Canyon Ranch at Bolinas, CA. It’s a peaceful place, where visitors can view the nesting sites of the Great Blue Heron, Great Egret and the Snowy Egret. Kids also love the ponds full of wildlife.
For the 2009 season, the 1,000-acre Bolinas Lagoon Preserve will open from March 14 to July 12, 2009, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekday access is available by appointment.
Admission to the preserve is free, though a suggested donation of $15 is appreciated.
See a previous story of a visit to Audubon Canyon Ranch
Photos by Michael Harrold
You Mon Tsang October 8th, 2008
Here are some highlights from the National Park Service Park Wavelengths newsletter:
- Young elephant seals have made an early appearance at Chimney Rock ; about 40 sub-adults (rowdy teenagers!) are on the beach practicing their wrestling and noisemaking skills in preparation for the winter breeding season
- Humpback whale sightings off Limantour and Agate Beaches continue to delight visitors. Look for their long curved fin and tails with white underneath to distinguish them.
- Hikers and Bikers especially on the Bolinas Ridge Trail should be watchful of the beef cattle calving season; cows are very defensive of their calves and may stare and or approach if they feel threatened.
- Numerous warblers are resting in the trees at the Fish Docks after last weekends storm – prothonotary, black polled, yellow rumped, and palm with a Downy woodpecker in the mix.
You Mon Tsang March 14th, 2008
As readers of this blog know, I enjoy visiting Audubon Canyon Ranch (see previous post).
Well, the ranch is open for visitors until mid-summer.
Here’s what they say:
Bring a picnic and hike the 8 miles of trails.
Open weekends and holidays: 10 am – 4 pm
Tuesday through Friday by appointment only
Here’s the ranch on the map. Go and enjoy an afternoon.