Category: Nature

Warm Weather = Marine Mammal Viewing

The 9/9/2008 Park Wavelengths newsletter points out that the recent warm weather means you may be able to catch breaching minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises from Limantour Beach.  Get out there!  Here is the rest of the newsletter: The full moon rises on September 15 at 2:13 am.  This moon brings some very…



Elephant Seals at Point Reyes: One-Minute Video

The folks at OpenRoad.tv do a compelling, peaceful one-minute video of the elephant seals at Point Reyes. via blip.tv



The Ubiquitous Iceplant

If you spend enough time in Point Reyes or in Northern California, you will fun into the iceplant. This plant looks harmless enough, but in fact, there is two-year program to remove this South African invader around the Point Reyes Lighthouse. As described by the new blog from students at the Pacific Coast Science and…



Invasive Weeds Wanted by NPR

A note from the National Park Service for Point Reyes visitors: Please keep an open eye for two highly invasive plant species that are currently in very low abundance in our park: Oblong spurge (Euphorbia oblongata), yellow flower in the pictures, is an upright perennial with alternate leaves, growing up to 3 feet tall. Its…