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Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore (241-236)

Friday, Oct 31st -- Sunday, Nov 2nd

The Point Reyes Peninsula is a premier area for exploring a wide variety of plant communities in coastal California. Each community shows its own unique mix of plants adapted to a particular climate and soil pattern. We'll explore the diversity of rock gardens on coastal bluffs, sand dunes, north coastal scrub, coastal prairie, freshwater marsh, riparian woodland, pine forest, and more. Even in autumn there are remnant flowers, plenty of shrubs and ferns and trees to enjoy.


At Life Station, Chimney Rock. Bunk bedrooms, dining room overlooking the ocean, and fully provided kitchen.


Bring your own breakfast and lunch fixings; potluck dinner Friday night.


Layers of clothes--it can be windy and cold--windbreaker essential. Field notebook, sturdy walking shoes, daypack, water bottle. Plant lists provided.


Friday afternoon: explore Chimney Rock and Pt. Reyes lighthouse for coastal bluffs, prairies, coastal scrub.

Saturday: Morning stop at Drake's Beach for freshwater marsh; car caravan to Abbott's Lagoon trailhead to see coastal scrub, swales, and sand dunes. Late afternoon trip to closed cone pine forest on Mt. Vision.

Sunday: Morning-early afternoon walk from park headquarters on the Bear Valley Trail through a variety forested places, with an emphasis on shrubs and ferns.

Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore

San Francisco Botanical Garden Travel Details
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Leader Glenn Keator
Price members $165.00; nonmembers $175.00 
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