River Otters

The Trail I’m moving purposefully up the half-mile trail from the parking lot in Point Reyes National Seashore. If I’m going to see the river otters and still find a bobcat, this detour can’t take too long. Along my way, there are birds all about … Continue readingRiver Otters

Kehoe Beach Trail

From the roadside three-quarters of a mile from Kehoe beach, I can hear the rhythmic crashing of the waves.  There’s a High Surf Advisory for the coast at the trailhead. The warning posted notes “breaking waves 15-20 feet possible in the surf zone” and there’s … Continue readingKehoe Beach Trail

Hunting Herons at Point Reyes National Seashore

Gophers are everywhere in this part of Northern California.  The landscape is literally pockmarked with their holes.  Their vision is poor, living mostly underground, finding food by smell and navigating with their exquisitely sensitive whiskers.  They eat primarily grasses, shoots and roots sometimes pulling a … Continue readingHunting Herons at Point Reyes National Seashore