10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Join Doreen Smith to see the California native coastal prairie and dune willdflowers at Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore.
The California native coastal prairie and dune wildflowers are always worth seeing at Abbotts Lagoon. We are hoping to find many of the usual species regardless of much-lower-than-average spring rainfall. After all, those plants are survivors of thousands if not millions of years of climate changes.
This is a short, mainly level hike on the public trail to the beach and back, about four miles in total.
Meet at the trailhead for Abbotts Lagoon on the northern Pierce Point part of Pt. Reyes National Seashore. The weather can be variable, so dress accordingly and bring lunch if you are staying for the whole trip. The parking lot has restrooms but no water.
Find here a comprehensive plant list and an illustrated sheet of 20 species.