Challenge: National Parks II (Archival) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Challenges: Macos / Close ups
Location: Point Reyes National Seashore
Date: Jun 6, 2011
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2018
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Point Reyes National Seashore, mist/fog abounds. Plants-galore. I remember this being a long day's drive from south of San Fransisco, but so worth it.
From the National Park Service web page:
Point Reyes National Seashore is a jewel in the California Floristic Province - one of 25 regions of the world where biological diversity is most concentrated and the threat of loss most severe. Unique geology, soils, and climate conditions make for a highly variable landscape within a relatively small land base. The Seashore encompasses over 70,000 acres of dunes, sandy and rocky beaches, coastal grasslands, Douglas fir and Bishop Pine forests, wetlands, chaparral, and wilderness lakes. The broad range of plant communities supports over 900 species of vascular plants—pretty amazing! This number represents about 15% of the California flora. Sixty-one species found in Marin County are known only from Point Reyes
As native systems have been altered in other areas of California, many native plants have been pushed to the brink of extinction. Point Reyes National Seashore serves as a refuge for an astonishing number of these rare plants. Over 50 plants at Point Reyes are currently listed by the Federal government, State government, or the California Native Plant Society as being rare, threatened, or endangered. These threatened, rare, and endangered plants are actively monitored and managed by park scientists.
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