Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

As June turns into July at Bull Point on Point Reyes, what looks to most like just another cow pasture turns into Rare Plant Central!! There’s the fragrant and rare Horkelia marinensis, which on a warm day will scent the air like honey perfume. There’s rare Linanthus as far as the eye can see. And then there’s several rare orchids and lilies! After touring Bull Point, the group will continue to the bluffs at the Drake’s Beach parking lot to look for the stunning coastal gentian (Gentiana affinis) in bloom.

To get to Bull Point, take Sir Francis Drake Blvd. west past the town of Inverness, and at the fork in the road several miles past Inverness, follow the sign towards the Point Reyes Lighthouse. Bull Point is a few miles from the fork in the road, about a mile or so past the Drakes Estero turnoff.
Leader: Amelia Ryan.

Plant List

PlantID Guide

Photos by Vernon Smith

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