Photo by Avani Fachon, PRNSA
May 9, 2024

As Mother’s Day approaches, we’re honoring all of the incredible moms in our community! Here at Point Reyes, mother black-tailed deer are carefully hiding their newborn fawns in bushes, feeding nearby as they keep a watchful eye. Song sparrows diligently collect grass and leaves to craft nests for their speckled eggs, and harbor seal moms nuzzle their pups. And outside of our office at the Morgan Horse Ranch, a human mother smiles lovingly at her five-year old daughter, who is entranced by Honcho and Knight Hawk grazing in the pasture. We’re so grateful for mothers and all that they do. 
In celebration, we’re offering a special Mother’s Day hike and spring wildflower walk. We also invite you to browse our exciting selection of upcoming classes below, including opportunities to learn about the park’s arboreal residents, tap into nature’s healing powers through forest bathing, and become a master of phone photography.
Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!
Avani Fachon
Multimedia Storytelling Coordinator
Classes & Programs
Saturday, May 11, 9am - 12pm

Explore and learn about the colorful spring kaleidoscope that blooms in great profusion along the bluffs of Point Reyes!
Sunday, May 12, 9am - 12:30pm

Calling all mothers and families for a Member’s Mother’s Day hike at Point Reyes!
Sat, May 18, 10am - 4pm

Unlock the power of your iPhone with tips & tricks to create stunning photos and lasting memories with the camera in your pocket!
Sun, May 19, 10am - 4pm

The forests of Inverness Ridge are an epic story unfolding in slow motion. Learn lasting ID skills on this beautiful and inspiring hike.
Wed, May 22, 6pm - 9pm

Join us for a special moon walk at the Tomales Bay Trailhead to explore the sights, sounds, and scents of this remarkable trail in the late springtime. 
Sat, May 25, 8am - 12:30pm

Join us for a beautiful hike on Sky Trail to learn about the response of breeding birds to the 2020 Woodward Fire!
Fri, Jun. 7, 10am - 3pm

Hike the Olema Valley within the San Andreas Fault and learn about this active boundary between the North American and Pacific Plates.
Sat, Jun. 8, 9am - 3pm

This is a plein air class with individual instruction and demonstration. We will discuss materials and basic approaches to location painting at the Morgan Horse Ranch.
Take a peek at our full calendar of programs, classes, events, and volunteer opportunities!
Save the Date!
Photo by Anela Kopshever, NPS
Pride in Our Park Walk
Join the NPS and PRNSA on Friday, June 7th for our third annual Pride in Our Park Walk! Starting from Bear Valley Trailhead at 10am we’ll make our way down to Divide Meadow and back (~3 flat miles), pausing for time to reflect on equity at our own park.

We’ll be bringing flags, festive gear, and coffee to share. No registration needed.
Photo by Anela Kopshever, NPS
Tomales Point Area Plan Public Review & Comment
The public review and comment period for the Tomales Point Area Plan is open until June 5th, 2024.

Comments can be submitted online, by mail, or hand delivery. Additionally, the NPS will host a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024.
Park Closures & Updates
The water system at Wildcat Campground is not operating & will be unavailable for use until further notice. Campers at Wildcat should bring all the drinking water they will need for their stay. More info here.
Temporary Closure of southwestern end of Drakes Beach due to the presence of elephant seals. More info here.
To better ensure the survival of snowy plover nests and chicks, two sections of Point Reyes Beach are closed to pets through September 30. More info here.
To protect harbor seals during the pupping season, the park implements closures of Drakes Estero, Double Point, & the western end of Limantour Spit from March 1st to June 30th. More info here.
We partner with the National Park Service to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Point Reyes National Seashore for present and future generations.
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