Celebrate Wildlife Wednesday with Elephant Seals from California’s Piedras Blancas!
The Piedras Blancas Light Station is a historic landmark on California’s central coast. Located on a rugged windswept point of land 6 miles north of Hearst Castle along California’s scenic Highway One, the Lighthouse was first illuminated in 1875, and today beckons the visitor a respite from the modern world.
The Light Station is named for the distinctive white rocks that loom just offshore. These rocks, and the rugged shoreline, are home to seabirds, sea lions, and elephant seals. Over 70 native plant species can be found on the 19 acres surrounding the Light Station.
The beaches stretching north and south from the Lighthouse have a large breeding colony of elephant seals.
Photos and video footage by Bob Wick, BLM. Video created by John Ciccarelli, BLM.
Weekend Inspiration from My Public Lands Instagram!
Are you excited for the weekend? There are so many possibilities to explore your lands! From taking a boat trip down the waters of Alaska’s Delta Wild and Scenic River, to visiting a historic ranch to view fall foliage in Utah. We hope you follow us on Instagram and share your adventures by tagging the MyPublicLands account!