A native thistle
A mass of non-native ice plant edged by the blooms of native lizard tail.
Erosion on the bluff threatens one of the back units at the Piedras Blancas Motel.
Plans for the old Piedras Blancas Motel could include an interpretive center, cafe or low-cost lodging.
State parks Ranger Leander Tamoria and environmental scientist Brian Barandon look over the pebbled, fog-shrouded beach at Arroyo de la Cruz.