Giacomini Wetlands Tour
Friday, April 27, 2012 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm
Join Point Reyes National Seashore Wetland Ecologist Lorraine Parsons and biologist Mary Anne Flett for a walking tour of the newly restored Giacomini Wetlands. This rapidly recovering salt marsh is the result of a 10-year project that culminated in the October 2008 breaching of a series of dikes and levees that had blocked the flow of saltwater to the former Giacomini Dairy.
Lorraine Parsons will describe the restoration in detail and point out the fascinating ecological changes underway.
Learn about marsh ecology, restoration, and wetlands birds. Mary Anne will focus on identification and behavior of the diverse resident and migratory birds here. Easy walking.
Guides: Lorraine Parsons and Mary Anne Flett
Where to meet: Outside EAC Office, 65 Third Street, Suite 14, Point Reyes Station, at 12:30 pm to carpool to the Tomales Bay Trailhead, 1.6 miles north of Point Reyes Station on Highway One. The group will later proceed to the former dairy mesa in Point Reyes Station.
What to bring: Binoculars, hiking boots, warm clothing, water
Limited to 20 participants
Target bird or species information: White-tailed kite, northern harrier, American kestrel, salt marsh yellowthroat, other riparian species, sparrows, and other grassland and water birds, and bald eagle.
Meet outside EAC Office to carpool (View)
65 Third Street, Suite 14
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|