It was a beautiful weekend out in the park. Temperatures reached the low 70s and the sun was out both on Saturday and on Sunday. Some of the noteworthy happenings over the last week:

  • In her weekly report to all staff of Point Reyes National Seashore, the park superintendent specifically called out the Winter Wildlife Docent Program and praised the program’s rapid re-evaluation and response with new check-in/out procedures in light of the Lassen investigation and safety review. Thank you so much for working with us on this and for helping to instill a culture of safety and looking out for each other! -Carlo
  • Moving the morning meeting Drakes Beach seemed to go relatively smoothly. Docents were deployed at drakes a bit before 10a each day and played a huge role in keeping visitors out of the closure. We’re working to get a sign in place at the closure that should help our efforts. Thanks very much to all of the docents that helped at Drakes over the weekend.
  • One of the Lighthouse volunteers witnessed a white shark take a seal just off of the point.
  • A 3ish week old elephant seal pup decided to come up from the fish docks on Sunday. The pup made it almost all the way to the path for the elephant seal overlook. We stationed a docent near the pup to ensure that visitors kept their distance. Sarah brought the pup back down to the fish dock early AM on Monday.

Fingers crossed that there won’t be a shutdown at midnight on Thursday!!!