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Point Lobos Closed

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve remains closed through Friday, December 19th for clean-up after the storms. It will reopen on Saturday, December 20. Thank you.

This holiday season, give the gift of Point Lobos

Share the wonders of Point Lobos with your loved ones through a gift membership. All gift recipients at $50 or more will now receive a copy of the stunning DVD, “Point Lobos, Timeless Coast”, along with a personalized gift card, invitations to special events and a subscription to the quarterly Point Lobos magazine.

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.

Rains return to Point Lobos

Point Lobos has been very parched throughout 2014 due to the lack of any significant rain early in the year.  But the rains have returned in abundance, and December has been one of the wetter months in the past several years.  The good news is that fire danger should be down and the onshore habitats will look a lot healthier in 2015.  And we anticipate an excellent wildflower season in the spring.

Musings on a gray, veiled morning and photos of a beautiful aftermath

A gray, veiled morning along the north shore. The trail, softened, bears the imprints of its passersby.

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