Category: Tule Elk

The Tule Elk at Point Reyes

Update: Mid-August update 2011: The tule elk begin their annual rut season. Larger males sizing each another and establishing harems. On weekends, docents set up scopes at Tomales Point to get a closer look. The tule elk is a subspecies of elk that is unique to California. Nearly hunted to extinction during the Gold Rush, the tule…



Late Summer in Point Reyes

100th Anniversary Party at the Point Reyes Hostel Sunday, August 23, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hostelling International’s Point Reyes Hostel hosts a BYO picnic in the heart of Point Reyes National Seashore, celebrating 100 years of the worldwide hostelling movement. Enjoy complimentary Lagunitas beer, organic lemonade, and It’s It ice cream sandwiches, and bring…



Tule Elk Rut and Berry Season

What’s happening in the park in mid-summer 2009. The first rumblings of the tule elk rut or breeding season – harems are being formed around bull elk; the male bugling sounds are being heard out at Tomales Point. The rut begins in early August and continues through the fall. Volunteers staff the trail on weekends…



Photo of the Weekend – 2009-02-02

While most of us were watching the Super Bowl, Jeff was taking advantage of the warm weather and clear skies at Point Reyes.  Below is one of his many fine photos. Photo Credit: Jeff Keller



Photo of the Weekend – 2008-09-08

A terrific shot of the Tule Elk at the Point Reyes National Seashore. Photo by Jerry Ting