Right after another rain, this week’s redwood hike revealed so many natural glistening things, like a large golden drop. A misshapen spider web had caught a sphere of amber liquid, which sparkled like a jewel. I wonder if the web’s host would drink it.
Our hike on the Bridle and Orchard trails showcased birds, moss and fungi. Wilson’s Warblers sang as if there was no tomorrow. All kinds of mushrooms popped out of logs, mosses and peeled bark. A hawk perched atop a leafless tree.
And the wildflowers were popping too. We saw more purple hound’s tongue than in the past. Indian warrior plants were presenting their showy red flowers. These parasitic plants derive their nutrients from other plants’ roots even though they have plenty of green leaves to photosynthesize.
It was simply another great hike between rains. Join us next week and let’s see what we can find.
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