August 13,  2009

Trail Description:
After 3 years and 3 visits to Sky Trail, it's getting a little harder to come up with new plants, not that the old ones are boring to look at. It's always surprising how mild Point Reyes is. Even with many weather stations constantly reporting temperatures in the 60's, we've mostly experienced from the mid 70's to 80 this whole summer. This day was no exception, and the shade provided by the tall trees and lush undergrowth was certainly welcome. We also saw many young (under 30 to us - but under 80 to others in our group) hikers enjoying the weather. School outings we suspect. It's nice to see both young and old enjoying our outdoor heritage.

Trail Location: From Highway one take Bear Valley Road to Limantour Road. The parking lot is 3.4 miles down on the left.

Park Page:

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:

NN=Non Native
Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernil)NN
Artemisia douglasiana (Mugwort)
Calystegia purpurea (Coastal Morning Glory)
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)NN
Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle) NN
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)NN
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge)
Erechtites glomerata (Australian Fireweed)NN
Erodium cicutarium (Red Stemmed Filaree)NN
Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)
Geranium carolinianum (Carolina Geranium)
Geranium molle (Doveís Foot Geranium)NN
Geranium potentilloides (Trailing Geranium)NN
Gnaphalium ramosissimum (Pink Cudweed)
Hieracium albiflorum (Hawkweed)
Holodiscus discolor (Oceanspray)
Hypochaeris radicata (Rough Catís Ear) NN
Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox Eye Daisy)NN
Linum bienne (Narrow Leaf Flax ) NN
Lotus corniculatus (Birdís Foot Trefoil) NN
Madia sativa (Coast Tarplant )NN
Mentha pulegium (Pennyroyal) NN
Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
Myosotis latifolia (Forget-Me-Not)NN
Oenanthe sarmentosa (Water Parsley)
Oxalis albicans ssp. pilosa (Coastal Oxalis)
Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)NN
Rubus ursinus (California Blackberry)
Rumex acetosella (Sheep Sorrell)NN
Satureja douglasii (Yerba Buena)
Sonchus oleraceus (Smooth Sow Thistle)NN
Spergularia rubra (Purple Sand Spurrey)NN
Stachys ajugoides var. rigida (Hedge Nettle)
Trifolium repens (White Clover)NN
Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle)

Ferns Not Photographed:
Dryopteris arguta (Wood Fern)
Polypody scouleri (Leather Leaf Fern)
Polystichum munitum (Sword Fern)
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens (Bracken Fern)