Loch Lomond Recreation Area counts as Nature Rhythms’ favorite new discovery. It sits in the Santa Cruz mountains and serves dual purposes—the preserve contains the county’s drinking water reservoir, but looks like a lake and allows boating and other summer kicks. Spring wildflowers abound in the redwoods there.
A pictorial journey through the redwoods.
People enjoy Sanborn County Park in Saratoga for quite a number of reasons: grassy meadows for picnics and play, the Nature Trail, a central platform that allows wheelchair users to sit in a grove of redwoods, the hiking trails and more. I started my hike on the Sanborn Trail to see the redwoods, which are…
We often think of winter as desolate and empty, but Nature Rhythms’ winter walk in Trione-Annadel State Park (aka Annadel State Park) felt anything but that. Instead, it felt ripe with a different kind of beauty than what stirs us in the springtime. You could more easily see moss-covered limbs or distinct designs on tree…
Description of a beautiful winter walk in Redwood Regional Park on the bridle trail.
Nature Rhythms’ recent trip was like walking into a fungi factory — mushrooms popping out of bark and wood at every turn — in every shape and texture.
On a recent hike through Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve in Santa Clara County, I found a sanctuary of mixed forest a mile from Highway 17. The beautiful preserve includes a natural lake (more of a pond) that was altered by former residents to serve as a water source for the land. Here…
…mature redwoods appear out of the sky like giants on their morning walk.
What Limekiln State Park lacks in size, it makes up in features—a lovely grove with a 100-foot waterfall, a creek running through it to the sea and a beach cove.
Park managers are seeking the right balance in sequoia groves to ensure their survival.