Category: Spring

More Signs of Spring!

The latest from the National Park Service: The truest sign of spring at Bear Valley is the return of the gopher eating Great Blue Heron wandering the fields behind the visitor center! Wildflowers are here: fields of deep purple blue iris at Chimney Rock and the Estero Trail; yellow bush lupine beginning at the Lighthouse…



The Smell of Spring: Wildflowers, Deer, Whales?

Here’s the latest happenings inside the Park: Where are the Whales? Speculation continues that whales stayed feeding longer in the Arctic seas and delayed the annual migration south – delaying the return north. Sightings at the lighthouse continue to be sparse; high spring winds also contribute to limited opportunities to view whales. Wildflowers blooming, plenty…



Time to See the Wildflowers at Point Reyes

This photo was taken by long-time friend of Point Reyes, Terrie of permie.net.¬† She said that these wildflowers were “along the trail at Point Reyes Bird Observatory’s Palomarin field station. ¬†Nice little trail there. “



Lovely Trip to Audubon Canyon Ranch

Twice already this year, we have taken trips to Audubon Canyon Ranch. In the mix were boys between the ages of 6 and 8. During the spring and summer seasons, the highlight is watching the snowy egrets and great blue herons nest high up in the trees. Photo by Michael Harrold The birds are a…