This morning's skies after last night's intense and tremendous thunderstorms! What a morning to walk into!
What is Tafoni? This Italian word meaning "cavern" describes the natural weathering patterns you see here in this picture taken from one of hiking tours along the bluff. Also referred to as "honeycomb weathering" this cavernous weathering occurs within the splash zone where sea water collects in small depressions on the rock. When the water evaporates, the crystallizing salt pries out the sand grains, forming a larger pocket, and the cycle continues.
Come experience this natural wonder with us! Come out for a hike! Call today!
TAKE A HIKE & SEE FOR YOURSELF
Northern California FUN FACTS!
California’s coastal prairies are the most diverse of any grassland in North America. During coastal prairie mapping efforts in Sonoma and Marin counties, botanists regularly found 30 to 70 species growing within 10m x 10m plots (CPEFS 2010).
Our grass plains began in the PLEIOCENE period. That's between 5.3 - 2.58 MILLION YEARS AGO!
When you walk on the coast plains -- you are literally walking on OLD GROWTH.
Between 5.3 - 2.58 Million Years AGO! (PLEIOCENE period)
Grass pollen first appears in California’s fossil record and become widespread on broad wet coastal plains.
These grasslands are home to an incredibly diverse flora including approximately 80 endemic species whose populations are found only in California’s coastal prairies
Go to the Holiday Craft Fair in Point Arena, CA
It's that time of year again. So get on out to the CRAFT FAIR & HOLIDAY BAZAAR and support local artists by purchasing a uniquely crafted gift for your loved ones. CHECK IT OUT!
WHEN: SATURDAYS, DEC 8 & 15th
TIME: 9AM - 2PM
WHERE: Point Arena City Hall Vets Hall: 24000 S. Highway One, Point Arena
Admission is FREE and there is fun for all!
BENEFITS the SOUTH COAST SENIOR CENTER!
Madge Malone in her blogging zone!