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A great day for kayaking: Yellow Island is awash in color

Top and middle photos: A state ferry passes Yellow Island early Saturday afternoon. Yellow Island, a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy, is awash in color from the 50 species of flowers now in bloom, among them camas, chocolate lilies, Indian paintbrush, and sorrel. Bottom photo: Starfish cling to rocks at low tide.  - Molly Neely-Walker
Top and middle photos: A state ferry passes Yellow Island early Saturday afternoon. Yellow Island, a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy, is awash in color from the 50 species of flowers now in bloom, among them camas, chocolate lilies, Indian paintbrush, and sorrel. Bottom photo: Starfish cling to rocks at low tide.
— image credit: Molly Neely-Walker

Yellow Island, a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy, is awash in color from the 50 species of wildflowers now in bloom. It is accessible only by kayak or skiff. Camping is not allowed.

"...Only Yellow Island, with its open fescue meadows and the absence of resident grazing animals, hosts such dense and diverse populations [of plants]," according to the Nature Conservancy Web site.

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