Chimney Rock, Point Reyes National Seashore

new date = Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 10 am to 1 pm

Leader- Carolyn Longstreth

Please sign up for this field trip by emailing Susan Schlosser. Susan will send you a link to the waiver.

Erysimum concinnum and Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora Headland Wallflower and Checker Mallow Chimney Rock 1978 03 06 WF sWhile February is the beginning of wildflower season in Marin, native wildflowers really start to flourish in March. Depending on the particular year and the weather, Chimney Rock has yielded in recent years as few as 15 and as many as 65 different species of wildflowers in bloom. This year, with the January rains, we can expect an exciting year with chocolate lilies, wallflowers, larkspur and many others.

We will also see hundreds of elephant seals and might even witness a battle between 3000-pound males trying to impress their potential mates.

Meet at the Chimney Rock parking area, which is located in outer Point Reyes, near the end of Sir Francis Drake Blvd.  Veer left a mile or so before reaching the Lighthouse.

And remember, even if it is warm and sunny when you leave home, it could be cold and foggy and very, very, very windy on the headlands.  Dress in layers.

Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora Checker Mallow Chimney Rock Ann Elliott

fritillaria affinis var tistulis Pt Reyes chocolate lily Vernon Smith