Turkey tail mushrooms spotted in Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve. This mushroom is known as the healing mushroom due to its use in herbal medicines to improve immunity.
If you see any interesting fungus’ on our lands, snap a picture and tag us, but don’t pick it!
Yesterday’s high king tide kayak tour with Peter Bay on Richardson Bay showed how sea level rise is impacting Bothin Marsh.
We are closing McInnis, McNears Beach, Paradise Beach, and Stafford Lake parks due to unhealthy air quality as long as conditions persist.
https://bit.ly/2KbOu1i has info on clean air indoor locations and tips to protect yourself.
Start a new family tradition by thanking our natural community through conservation. Join One Tam’s annual “Mt. Tam Day of Thanks” at Bothin Marsh on November 17! Hope to see you there! Registration: OneTam.org/mt-tam-day-thanks-0
💜💙💚💛 Happy Friday!! 💜💙💚💛 What is everyone up to this weekend?! I'm feeling the need to get out in nature. I think a hike or trip to the beach is in order. Maybe a walk in the redwoods followed my putting my feet in the ocean. Thank you, California!
Sneezeweed (Helenium puberulum) spotted on Old St. Hilary’s. This flower received its name from the former use of its dried leaves to cause sneezing which was thought to cleanse the body of any evil.
Happy to help out on my day off. Thanks W@W & RSC for scheduling this event. Getting us involved in the community around where we work is awesome. I personally look at this area on a daily, it’s a gorgeous view. It’s something I can’t get tired of. There are days when life at the hospital can be overly stressful and pausing at the window, taking in this amazing view we have, can let some of the stress just melt away. Now I can say I had a little part in beautifying this area. Excited to see what they plant here in the next year. Definitely a sense of pride and ownership 🙃 Can’t wait for more events like this. #careofcommunity #sheetmulching #marincountyparks #mghwellnessatwork #mghhealthyhealer #getoutside #volunteer #thelittlethings
Beautiful sunrise from a morning on Ring Mountain, captured by Ranger Martin.
Happy Halloween from Marin County Parks! 🎃🦇👻
Come say hello and learn from our staff at the San Francisco State University career fair!
Good morning sunrises from Paradise Beach Park captured by Ranger Sarah.
Say hello to our rangers at Mill Valley’s 6th Annual Trunk or Treat! 🎃💀
Learn about what has been accomplished and where we’re headed. Join OneTam next Monday from 4:30-6:30pm.
What has One Tam accomplished in the last year and where is the collaborative heading in the coming years?
Join the leadership of the five One Tam partner organizations for an interactive and engaging dialogue about the One Tam initiative Monday, Oct. 29 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary. Learn more at onetam.org/calendar. #OneTam
This Pallid bat is excited to tell you today marks the start of bat week! Marin County is home to many species of insect-eating bats, which contribute to a healthy environment by keeping pest numbers down. Visit @onetamalpais
during bat week to get insights from this year’s bat monitoring project! 🦇 #BatWeek #WildlifeWednesday
A blanket of fog captured from Loma Alta this past weekend by Ranger Gabe.
Hedgenettle spotted settling in on Ring Mountain.
Marin Academy students helped remove tons of weeds along Bothin Marsh and the Mill Valley/Sausalito Pathway last week. Thanks for your hard work!
I love capturing those soft, little moments that articulate the authentic dynamic between a couple. —
It starts by building genuine rapport with my clients. Most people are uncomfortable in front of the lens and that is completely normal! I have created a process that boosts confidence and reduces camera shyness. From my initial getting-to-know-you survey and meeting, to our shared pinterest boards to cultivate the story you want to tell (complete with starter poses and creative concepts to inspire your own contributions!), to the curated shot list finalized together in advance, you’ll feel assured that everything is aligned, and you can enjoy your special day/event. For those still a touch nervous that they have yet to master their best poses/angles, my friendly (and often humorous) demeanor and directions will guide you and allow you to lose yourself in the moment so that we capture your natural beauty. —
My heart sings when even the shiest clients’ exclaim, “Omg! that’s so me! I love the way I look!”
#portraits #weddings #weddingphotography #mcnearsbeach #marincounty #solanocounty #sonomacounty #visitmarin #marincountyparks #weddingphotographers #budgetphotography #brides #bridalphotography #eventphotography #specialevents #portraitphotography #familyphotographer
A lucky rainbow captured over Santa Margarita Island Preserve captured by Ranger Craig. 🌈
Alligator lizards have the ability to be active during cooler temperatures, while many other lizards need warmth to function well. This one was spotted on Mount Burdell by Vegetation Mapping Technician, Julian. #WildlifeWednesday
Perfect weekend to visit the hammock village at Stafford Lake Park! It's a Measure A day this Saturday. Free entry to all Marin County parks and boat launches on October 6. #MeasureA
Today is #WorldAnimalDay
! Enjoy these wildlife photos captured from the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) on our preserves. This project is a partnership with @onetamalpais
to learn about wildlife presence and assess efforts to protect wildlife diversity and populations.
Happy Coffee with a Cop Day. Hope you got to go out and meet a Marin sheriff and ranger today at Indian Valley! ☕️
A Juvenile red tailed hawk found a lunch spot on top of the spirit nest. This hawk is the most widely distributed in America. Captured through the binoculars of Ranger Adam. #wildlifewednesday #spiritnestmarin
Congratulations to all the runners at our inaugural Stafford Lake 5k trail run!
Great turnout at the Slow and Say Hello Outpost at Terra Linda this past Sunday. Tents are set up to engage with hikers, bikers, walkers, runners and equestrians about trail safety and resource protection. 🐴🚴🏽♂️🏃🏼♀️🚶🏾♂️
Park opening shifts mean gorgeous sunrise and silhouettes. This one was captured by Ranger Patrick.
Sunshine and kayaking! ☀️🛶 Wetland Ecologist, Peter, lead groups out along Richardson Bay to learn about the evolution and ecology of the marshes. Check out more events on Bothin Marsh in our story.
Pacheco Falls. I've been going through my archives and I thought I'd post this shot taken back in 2012. This one earned me first prize in the "Landscape and Vistas" division of the Marin County Parks 40th anniversary photo contest. Here is a link to an article mentioning the other winners as well. https://patch.com/california/sanrafael/san-rafael-photographer-wins-marin-parks-contest
Successful marshland scavenger hunt at Bothin Marsh. Families discovered plants and wildlife hidden in the marsh to win a prize!