Category: NPS

What’s Going On in the Park: late Oct 2008

Here are some highlights from the National Park Service Park Wavelengths newsletter: Watch out for the black tailed deer along the roads.  Deer are feeding on ripening acorns for their last bit of fattening as the does become pregnant and before winter At the end of the rut season, bucks may sometimes run directly into…



Park Wavelengths, 2008-09-23

The National Park Service publishes a newsletter about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes. Riots of fall colors with the autumnal equinox this week – check out brilliant red poison oak along Limantour Road. The new moon rises Monday, September 29 with higher than usual daylight tides 5.4 – 5.9 feet…



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…



Park Wavelengths, 2008-08-26

The National Park Service publishes a newsletter about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes. Very High FIRE Danger for Marin County through Friday, August 29th.  Double check on whether Mount Vision Road will be open and if beach fires are permitted. Fire danger rating is calculated from air temperature, projected wind,…



Park Wavelengths, 2008-08-12

The National Park Service publishes a newsletter about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes. The full moon rises on Saturday, August 16 – the “Collect Food for Winter Moon” for the Haida of the Pacific north coast.  A few daylight low tides arrive just before sunrise: Saturday, August 16  5:21 am…



Park Wavelengths, 2008-07-29

The National Park Service publishes a newsletter about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes. Early morning low tides accompany the new moon’s rise on Friday, August 1st Saturday, August 2nd -0.9 feet   6:23 am Sunday, August 3rd -0.5 feet 7:01 am The annual Perseid meteor shower approaches with showers to…



Park Wavelengths, 2008-07-15

The National Park Service publishes a newsletter about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes. Here is the issue from 2008-07-15: The full moon rises on Friday July 18 with a few early morning daylight low tides: Friday, July 18 6:03 am -0.6 Saturday, July 19 6:35 am -0.6 Sunday, July 20…



Park Wavelengths, 2008-07-01

The National Park Service publishes a newsletter about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes. Here is the issue from 2008-07-01: The new moon rises on July 2nd at 7:19 pm and the earth will be at aphelion on July 4th, the farthest point in its annual orbit of the sun –…



Park Wavelengths, 2008-06-18

The National Park Service publishes a newsletter about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes. Here is the issue from 2008-06-18: Summer solstice is around the corner 4:59 pm on Friday, June 20th but also marked on many calendars for June 21st!  The beginning of summer has been marked by several high…



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…