San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This weekend offers an excellent chance to view California gray whales and their calves swimming close to the Point as they migrate from Baja California to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea. This delightful, two-mile round-trip hike along the spectacular Point Reyes Headlands will bring spring surprises – many gorgeous, native spring wildflowers studding the grasslands. As a bonus we will likely see the “weaners”, the young elephant seals born this year and left behind to fend for themselves after the adults head out to sea for months of intensive feeding. We will seek out other resident mammals such as spotting harbor seals, black-tailed deer and tule elk.
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PRNSA 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.