Category: Wildflowers

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…



Wildflowers Peaking and Mother-Calf Whale Migration

What’s happening in the park in late April 2009. The rains means more wildflowers! Chimney Rock is in peak condition, with the yellow Indian Paintbrush coming in. The pastures at Bear Valley are purple with tiny Sky Lupines. There are rumors of dogwood flowering on Bear Valley Trail. Poison Oak is also enjoying a banner…



Busy Campsites, More Wildflowers, Bobcat Spotted, Last Weekend for Shuttle Photo

What’s happening in the park in early April 2009. Park campgrounds are extra full this week and next; about a 5% raise over last year.  Looks like folks are staying closer to home this year. Some positive fish news: smolt trapping (one year old fish – ready to go to the ocean) found 144 coho…



Whale Watching and Spring Flowers

What’s happening in the park in late March 2009. Sounds like whale watching can be real hit or miss: “one day 5-10 per hour – the next day fog and wind and no whales to been seen! On calm days, excellent viewing from the Lighthouse area but with recent winds and fogs, numbers have been…



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. “