Bay Trail Walk at Old Air Base

We visited the old Hamilton Air Base in Novato last week (June 2016), this time after appreciating the updated observation post, we headed north. As part of the wetland restoration, the dike was breached in April 2014. Now water is everywhere. We saw a few birds. June and late morning is probably not the best bird…

Walking Above Glass Beach

On our way back from Oregon last week, we stopped in Ft Bragg for another visit. We walked from Pudding Creek and went as far as we could – about 4 miles round trip. The south and north trails are not yet connected. At Glass Beach we saw many abalone divers – looking like Ninja Turtles with…

Walking Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Oregon

While there is a Mt. Pisgah near Eugene Oregon, with plenty of trails – we insisted on walking the arboretum at the base of the 1,531′ Mt Pisgah. (Visit Lane County Park site for information on hill trails.) We studied the flower pictures and then went to look for them in the 209 acre arboretum. The…

Walking University of Oregon Campus – Eugene

We recently visited Eugene, Oregon again. The campus of the University is beautiful for its landscapes and buildings. While I was trying to take a picture of something, I turned around to find this amazing humungous flowering bush. This post from our visit to University of Oregon in Eugene was posted in August 2014. Visiting Eugene,…

Walking Moore Creek

We went to Lake Hennessy near St Helena (Napa Valley) several years ago. Time for a visit again. We drove by the lake and went up Moore Creek – where I had found a park with trails. Our first task was crossing a creek – should be dry by summer. I noticed that the trail…

Walking to Kehoe Beach, Pt Reyes

A couple of words come to mind about walking to Kehoe Beach in Pt Reyes. One is yellow. One is geology. While mustard dominates the flowers on the trail to Kehoe Beach, there are plenty of other flowers around. And the mix of flowers will change as the season changes. From Pierce Ranch Rd, (north…

Walking the Jepson Prairie

So many wildflowers (and pictures) at Jepson Prairie and Healdsburg Ridge lately, I’ve been slow to choose some pictures and share. Just go there, now! The Jepson Prairie is over 1500 acres in the Sacramento Valley with vernal pools and extravagant spring flowers. This is almost how California’s Central Valley used to be. It’s a windy…