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Saturday July 13, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The moist coastal climate of Point Reyes makes this one of the few places in Marin to enjoy a diverse array of summer wildflowers. With most of the county showing signs of dryness, here you can explore habitats ranging from freshwater marsh to coastal dunes. Although Bull Point looks to most like just another cow pasture, for weeks in summer, it turns into rare-plant central, with the fragrant and rare Horkelia marinensis and large stands of the rare Leptosiphon grandiflorus, not to mention orchids and lilies!

Directions:  Meet at the Bull Point trailhead in Point Reyes National Seashore. From Hwy 101 in Larkspur, take the exit for Sir Francis Drake Blvd west 20.4 miles to Olema. Turn right onto Hwy 1 and go 2 miles. Turn left onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd and go 11.7 miles. Trailhead is on the left before the North Beach turnoff.

Bring:   Lunch and water and dress in anticipation of possible cold, wind, and fog.

Leader:  We are delighted to welcome Amelia Ryan back to Point Reyes, where she worked as a botanist for several years before relocating to Pinnacles National Park.