MacKerricher State Park, Ft. Bragg, CA

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MacKerricher State Park embodies everything beautiful about the California North Coast.

 

Wildflowers above sea cliffs as far as your eye can see

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Sidelcea malvaeflora (Checker Mallow)
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Tidepools for kids of all ages, as well as sea creatures who live and die in the fierce tides.

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Our granddaughter Maura spent spring break with us

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This gull was feasting on a large octopus which had washed up

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Trails

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Animals

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Harbor Seals & Cormorants
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The park is overrun with ground squirrels which are pretty aggressive/freindly because they’ve been fed by people
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Cormorants
Europeon Starling - Summer plumage
European Starling
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Humans

There is a lake

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Whales are in the Park

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and Swimming by the park.

We took these pictures from a whale watch tour boat

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Whale flukes
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Whale spout and outline of body

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And of course, beaches

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A Nature Lover’s Paradise