August 30, 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.  On this hike, it was significantly dryer than on our May hike. None the less we were able to ferret out a number of new plants. It must be that we're all getting better...or more desperate.

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.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN= Non Native
Aster (Aster chilensis)
Beach Sun Cup (Camissonia cheiranthifolia)
Birdís Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) NN
Brass Buttons (Cotula coroponifolia) NN
Broad Leaf Cat Tail (Typha latifolia)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) NN
Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Candy Flower (Claytonia siberica)
Cinquefoil (Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica)
Coastal Large Leaf Plantain (Plantago subnuda)
Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)
Field Mint (Mentha arvensis) NN
Field Mustard (Brassica rapa) NN
Jaumea (Jaumea carnosa)
Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana)
Musk Monkey Flower (Mimulus moschatus)
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) NN
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) NN
Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima) NN
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) NN
Skunkweed (Navarretia squarrosa)
Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus) NN

Ferns Not Photographed:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)










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Not all of Abbots is lagoons and sand