13 April, 2008:
Sarah and I spent a lovely Saturday in Point Reyes, first hiking along Abbott’s Lagoon and picnicking on the beach, and then walking a little ways out on the Tomales Point Trail to enjoy the glut of wildflowers that’s usually there this time of year. We weren’t disappointed – loads of irises, radish, and various asters lined the trail. Birding was very good at both locations, and I even got a lifer (Red-necked Grebe).
Since I’m so far behind in posting, I will dispense with the words and let the photos tell the tale.
Abbott’s Lagoon Trail
Yellow Bush Lupine / Lupinus arboreus
Dwarf Checkerbloom / Sidalcea malviflora
Cobweb Thistle / Cirsium occidentale
Salmonberry / Rubus spectabilis
Prickleseed Buttercup / Ranunculus muricatus
Field Chickweed / Cerastium arvense
Yellow Sand-Verbena / Abronia latifolia
Beach Primrose / Camissonia cheiranthifolia
European Searocket / Cakile maritima
Tiny spider – anyone know what it is?
Douglas Iris / Iris douglasii
View from Tomales Point Trail
Tomales Point Trail – loads of asters and wild radish!
Tomales Point Trail
Tomales Point, and a bit of dust on my sensor :-/
I brought only my binoculars and P&S camera, so have no photos of the many lovely birds we saw – maybe next time!
Location: Pt. Reyes – Outer
Observation date: 4/13/08
Number of species: 41
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos 3
+ = year bird, * = life bird
This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)
– Beach Primrose
– Brass Buttons
– California Blackberry
– California Manroot
– California Poppy
– Cobweb Thistle
– Cow Parsnip
– Douglas Iris
– Dwarf Checkerbloom
– English Plantain
– Meadow? Chickweed
– Miniature Lupine
– Mission Bells
* Prickleseed Buttercup
– Red Maids
– Redstem Filaree
– Scarlet Pimpernel
– Springbeauty sp. / Claytonia sp.
– Wild Radish
– Yellow Bush Lupine
– Yellow Sand-Verbena
* = life flower