May 17, 2007

Trail Description: Abbots Lagoon is located on the north west shores of Pt. Reyes. It is a beautiful 1.3 mile fairly level trail out to the ocean through dune and marsh habitat. Not only is the area rich in wildflowers, but a variety of marsh and shore birds are present as well. 

Trail Location:
From Hwy 1, go west on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (SFDB) about 8 miles to Pierce Point Road. The road sort of splits here with Pierce Point being the right leg.  About 3 miles on the left is the parking lot for Abbots Lagoon.

Plants Not Pictured:
Beach Chickweed (Stellaria littoralis)
Beach Morning Glory (Calystegia soldanella)
Beach Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
Bearded Clover (Trifolium barbigerum)
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Bur Reed (Sparganium erectum ssp. stoloniferum)
Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)
Coast Fiddleneck (Amsinckia spectabilis)
Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana)
Dwarf Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)
Goldfields (Lasthenia californica)
Heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum)
Hillside Pea (Lathyrus vestitus)
Salmon Berry (Rubus spectabilis)
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)-Non Native
Sea Daisy (Erigeron glaucus)
Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima)
Seep Monkey Flower (Mimulus gutatus)
Vetch (Vicia sativa)–Non Native
Wallflower (Erysimum franciscanum)
atercress (Rorippa curvisiqua)
Water Parsley (Oenanthe sarmentosa)
Wild Aster (Aster chilensis)
Wild Cucumber (Marah fabaceus)
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus)–Non Native
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Yellow Sand Verbena (Abronia latifolia)













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Montage of Abbots Lagoon hike