Franklin Point, the Coastal Trail, and the beauty of the San Mateo County coast

Wow. It's been nearly five years since I last contributed to Bay Nature magazine, even though, in the lowercase sense, bay nature is a focus of my work and interests and daily life. While my last article was focused on restoration (see "Reclaiming the Richmond Shoreline"), this latest one -- published yesterday in the January-March issue of Bay Nature -- is more of a travel piece highlighting protection and conservation and the experience of visiting a mostly intact sliver of coast in northern Ano Nuevo State Park. It discusses the native plants that make their home here, access afforded by the California Coastal Trail, and the history of human impacts on the land, both good and bad. A pleasure to work on and an incredible learning experience. The project even inspired the creation of my Instagram and Twitter accounts Bay Area Flora (@bay_area_flora). Read the article here.

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