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Sunday, March 11, 2018,   10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Leader: Todd Plummer

If you have never seen the wallflower display at the end of the Tomales Point trail, you should treat yourself by joining this outing! Along the way, we may see coastal wallflowers (Erysimum concinnum), lupines (Lupinus spp.), coastal Douglas’ iris (Iris douglasiana), sneezeweed (Helenium puberulum), dwarf checkerbloom (Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora), Suncups (Taraxia ovata), Indian paintbrush, Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis, black-berried nightshade (Solanum americanum), beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis), thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), blue violet (Viola adunca), elk and spectacular views of the Pacific and Tomales Bay, sometimes simultaneously!

The round trip is 9 miles so wear your best boots and plan to spend the day. Of course, participants can turn back at any time.

Meet at the Tomales Point Trailhead. From Central Marin (or from further afield), take Sir Francis Drake Blvd. west through Marin County. Go past Fairfax, the San Geronimo Valley, Olema, and continue several miles past Inverness (on the west side of Tomales Bay). You will ascend and then descend a hill; then, at the fork in the road, bear right onto Pierce Point Rd., and follow that another 10 miles to the parking lot at Pierce Point Ranch. Contact Todd Plummer with questions, plummtodd@gmail.com.