Last spring, I spent time in northern California in the San Francisco area. This post documents some of the May and early-June coastal wildflowers I saw while hiking near San Francisco and Pacifica.Continue reading
Old-Growth Coastal Redwood Forests Of Muir Woods National Monument (Northern California)
Recently, I visited Muir Woods National Monument, one of the last surviving old-growth coastal redwood forests in the world. I’ve been fascinated with old-growth forests since I was an Artist-in-Residence for the National Park Service at an old-growth Douglas fir forest in southwestern Oregon.
The monument was named for John Muir, an American conservationist, and a personal hero. Coastal redwood forests like this boast the world’s tallest trees. The tallest redwood in the park is a mere 258 feet. That’s over three blue whales (our largest animal) stacked end-to-end.Continue reading