Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 3, 2010

Abbotts Lagoon in October

The real destination was the Mostly Natives nursery in Tomales for the annual October plant sale, but of course we had to stop  at Pt. Reyes and along the way and see what was happening at Abbotts Lagoon.  There were  still a number of native  plants in bloom including Sea Rocket, Beach Morning Glory, California Poppy, Sand Verbena, Beach Suncups, Aquatic Knotweed, Coyote Bush, Marsh Hedge Nettle, Candy Flower, Coastal Angelica, Mock Heather,  Wild Aster, and Musk Monkey-flower.

There were very few people there and the animals were active.  We saw lots of rabbits and  got very close to a number of mule deer. There were Northern Harriers, Great Blue Heron, Great Egrets, White Pelicans flying back and forth, Redwing and Brewers Blackbirds, Red-Tail Hawks,Damselflies and Butterflies.  On the way to Pt. Reyes we also did a quick stop at Nicasio Reservoir where we saw White Pelicans, Pied-billed Grebe, Canadian Geese, a Killdeer and Red-winged Blackbirds.   Here are some of my photos:

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