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 low. They will continue northward throughout April.”
  • Look for large displays of purple Douglas Iris at the Estero Trail head, spikes of creamy yellow ‘Red Elderberry’ along the roadsides, Chocolate Lilies (fritillaries) at the Peter Behr Overlook at Drakes Beach, and tiny lavender Ceanothus blooms are bursting on these dark green shrubs.

These are highlights from the National Park ServiceĀ Park Wavelengths newsletter.