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Members are invited to join retired ranger Chuck Bancroft for a guided hike and poetry exploration on Friday, December 5 from 10:00am - 12:00 pm. Entry fees will be waived for this event. Space is limited, RSVP to Tracy Ricci

Monterey Peninsula Foundation Awards a $100,000 Grant to make Point Lobos Safer for Visitors

The "Lace Lichen Trail Expansion" project offers four major benefits: increased safety for both pedestrians and visitors in vehicles, an improved experience for hikers who are immediately introduced to a natural environment, an improved experience for drivers and an additional access point for people with limited mobility.

School walks were a blast this week

School walks were a blast this week..... The 4th graders were their usual chatty and inquisitive . One of the highlights was 'live streaming' ( a first for me) of our manly sea lions off Sea Lion Point ----- real-time views from a spotting scope shown on a tablet. it was a show stopper as the kiddos wandered up and peeked into the IPad .

One day we had three different scopes set up along the trail focusing on sea lions,sea otters and a group of follicking seal lions.

Carmel Art Association presents "Point Lobos in Light and Shadow"

Visit the Carmel Art Association this Saturday, November 8 from 5-7pm for the opening reception of "Point Lobos in Light and Shadow". The two-person show featuring artists Howard Perkins and Robert McIntyre will run through December 2, 2014.

Great time with school kids

Perhaps it is just because I am new at this game, but I'm stoked over the fun of today's school walk with second graders at Mission Park School in Salinas.  I had five boys in my group, and perhaps the best chaperone I have ever seen at work.  The boys were long on energy, a bit short on attention span, and very curious and knowledgeable!  They knew more about the things I wanted to tell them about than most 3rd and 4th graders.  What fun!

A Whale of a Show

Yep, as Stan related (in his posting on the docent website), there was a (humpback whale) show all day Sunday in Carmel Bay.  Photos below were taken from Carmel Point, (take a look at that guy in the kayak in the second photo), and if you want more, see the short video here:    ➥ WHALES

Let your mind take a journey to Point Lobos on a beautiful Sunday

   A brilliant patchy blue gray light glistened through the trees 
   Otters and harbor seals frolicking in the rising tide
   A Great blue perched upon a rock sheltered from the breeze
   A nature loving joyful friend walking by my side

Humpbacks, back for another big show.

I got out to Point Lobos early given today's perfect weather, to scope at Sea Lion Point. Three pods of Humpbacks were visible ALL DAY...FROM 9AM-3PM.  Non-stop feeding, breaching, flukes galore, and people just going nuts! Oh, the large raft of otters were out there too, but with the whales so close I could actually scope them, I told visitors that this wasn't normal, and for me, it really was like shooting fish is a barrel, Thank goodness they were big "fish" to aim the scope at!

Whales Blue and Humpback

In abundance today,,,again. thrilling us all.  Not one of the excited vistors realized that the Blues are 200 tons+ and the largest animal on the planet. The visitors really grooved on the aerobatic Humpbacks though. July 17, Bill Miles

Bird Island Reality Show

I spent a few hours at the Pelican Point overlook on the 4th of July watching the entertaining reality show taking place across on the islands and sharing observations with the many visitors.  A glimpse of what we watched is recorded in the link below, showing hungry Gulls, Cormorants, and a lonely Night-heron with some unsolicted visitor narrative as well.