Minus Tide at Duxbury Reef
Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 5:45 AM to 9:15 AM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
For a brief time during minus tides the hidden mysteries of the reef are revealed. This is one of the best weekend minus tides of the year. We’ll see giant green anemones, ochre stars, purple sea urchins, and various species of crabs, and possibly mussel worms, bushy headed peanut worms, and brittle stars. Herons, egrets, black oyster catchers, and other birds will be on hand for the low tide buffet spread. We will be going out on the reef in hopes of seeing the nudibranchs, the colorful sea slugs known as the butterflies of the sea. With luck we will see several species. Be prepared for a long walk, some of it on slippery seaweed covered rocks, and for getting wet feet! Also open to youth (age 10-17) with adult attendance.
When & Where
Point Reyes National Seashore Association: Field Institute
Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) is a cooperating association of the National Park Service. We work in partnership with Point Reyes National Seashore and the public to preserve, restore and maintain wildlife habitat, trails, and historic sites in our beautiful coastal park. Our year-round environmental education programs help children and adults deepen their understanding of nature and inspire the next generation of park stewards.