Park Wavelengths - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015 Posted by: Loretta Farley

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Berries to watch for: the shrubs in front of the visitor center are coffeeberries. The fleshy reddish berries are food for local birds and are ripening on this native plant throughout the park.

Wonderfully colored caterpillars (fuzzy, black and reddish brown bands) are slowly walking the Earthquake Trail. They will eventually turn into night-flying tiger moths.

What's happened to the webcam? Expansion of the Lighthouse Visitor center exhibits has brought construction scaffolding and occasionally construction workers into the ocean view! The work is slated to end approximately mid-September and the camera will return to a good place to check fog conditions.

Coming as of September 1: the new free 4th grade pass program. Once the Every Kid in a Park website goes live, students will be able to complete activities online and then print a voucher to exchange for a one year free entrance pass to national parks.

Last chance to sign up for the West Marin Community Center and park sponsored blood drive on Friday, August 21 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Red Barn. Pre-registration is highly encouraged at

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Last updated: September 7, 2015

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