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Point Reyes Nature News
A full moon on the 28th means the lowest tides of the month (the 26th at 3:45pm) will be the preceding two days. Head out for tide pooling in the afternoon and see what's uncovered.
On the Trail: February starts the mating, breeding, and birthing season. While hiking, look out for foxes, coyotes, and bobcats as they seek mates. Newts and salamanders are heading toward the water for breeding also. Look for the amphibians crossing the trail when hiking in shady, damp areas, especially near puddles, pools, and streams. While in those damp areas, don't forget to look for mushrooms popping out from underneath the duff.
By the Shore: Sea otters and Harbor seals begin having pups. Look for them at Drakes Estero. The Northern Elephant seals are still here with continued birthing and mating. The females leave just four weeks after birthing in search of food, leaving their pup to fend for themselves. See them at Chimney Rock or Ano Nuevo.