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If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. ~ Adlai Stevenson

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's Day 2013

For New Year's Day, we had a lovely afternoon trek through Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve...

 With all the recent rain, we saw mushrooms galore...








And loads of baby ferns...

The sun peeking through the trees...


Cheerful red berries...

Quite possibly a  fairy or gnome home...

And plenty of water...


The insides of hollow old redwoods are always fun to explore...

And if you're going to explore, it is best to wear the appropriate hat...

Just enjoying the trail...

This is how we do nature study. I don't schedule it anymore, because that turns it into something we don't enjoy nearly as much. We do read topical books, like those about clouds, and such, and we own a dozen field guides. We like Citizen Science projects too!

All in all, this was a fantastic start to a new year!

1 comment :

  1. Mushrooms! You know, it looks like summertime there -- well, save for the fact your kids are wearing longsleeves...but otherwise, it looks like spring/summer!

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