A highlight of any visit to Point Reyes National Seashore, on the California coast, thirty miles north of San Francisco, is the Point Reyes Lighthouse. Growing up, my family would visit here every January to watch the migrating gray whales. Assuming a clear day, the views from here are incredible! The lighthouse is located onContinue reading “Point Reyes Lighthouse”
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Simple Outdoor Play: Frisbee!
Frisbee… such an inexpensive, simple game, and so easy to play anywhere! Fun!! Photos taken at Drakes Beach, July 26th, 2012, Point Reyes National Seashore
Flowers in the Sand, Drakes Beach, Point Reyes
Flowers, Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore…
Black and White Striped Beetle
Check out this insect we saw on Thursday while walking on the Kule Loklo Trail in Point Reyes. Anyone know what it is?
Butterfly Walk, Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley
I couldn’t resist this! Butterfly walks are offered by Sally Levinson, aka Caterpillar Lady, the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley, March through October. The website said children were welcome, so we decided to check it out this month with friends from my Nature Time! playgroup. This was aContinue reading “Butterfly Walk, Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley”
Taken July 24th, 2012, at the Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley
Simple Summer Fun: Swim!
I associate summer with water. My childhood summer days were spent mostly in the pool, splashing around with friends, jumping repeatedly from the diving board, or doing laps during swim team practice. Later, as an adult, my vision of summertime has continued to revolve around water, changing form depending upon where I was living atContinue reading “Simple Summer Fun: Swim!”
Plantosaurus Rex Exhibit, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco
A visit to the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco has been on our to-do list for a couple months, ever since the Plantosaurus Rex: Prehistoric Plants exhibit opened a couple months ago. Our five-year-old son is still loving anything dinosaur-related, so a visit here was a must-do. We were warned that the roaring ofContinue reading “Plantosaurus Rex Exhibit, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco”
Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco
What an incredible selection from the tropics. Beautiful gardens, worth a visit! Interested in going? The Conservatory of Flowers is located in Golden Gate Park, near other popular museums and destinations (California Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum). For current admission fee and hours, visit the website… http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/visit/hours. This is an indoor museum, and, needContinue reading “Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco”
While visiting Redwood Regional Park in Oakland yesterday morning, I made a fun discovery. We were meeting friends for some nature playtime, and they were running a half hour late. While waiting, my son was having fun riding his bike up and down the paved path while I was strolling along behind him, enjoying thisContinue reading “Create-With-Nature Pathway”
Cycling through the forest…
… is what my son loves to do best. Day One Day Two On a dirt road, somewhere near Truckee, California.
Chimney Beach, Lake Tahoe
While at Lake Tahoe on Friday, we drove over the border into Nevada and hiked down to a relatively secluded little beach. Our son has experience a few alpine lakes over his short life, but he hasn’t seen one the size of Lake Tahoe (the largest alpine lake in North America). He kept asking ifContinue reading “Chimney Beach, Lake Tahoe”
Simple Park Play… Just Swing
Kolb Park, Dublin, California
Mountain Flowers, Near Lake Tahoe
Enjoyed a lovely several days near Lake Tahoe. The wildflowers are still beautiful!
Secret Swimming Hole
Summertime fun… a secret swimming hole with a natural water slide… on the South Fork of the Yuba River, somewhere near Truckee…
Too hot? Too rainy? Head to the Rock Gym!
Looking for nature-oriented indoor fun to do on a too-hot or a rainy day? Try the local rock climbing gym! We started taking our son when he was four. It’s a great way to burn some energy, strengthen that upper body, and let the kids go crazy climbing in a safe environment. My sonContinue reading “Too hot? Too rainy? Head to the Rock Gym!”
Hide and Seek!
What child could resist playing hide and seek in this redwood forest? Can you find them? At Roberts Regional Park, Oakland… http://www.ebparks.org/parks/roberts. *** You may also enjoy… Nature Play, Roberts Regional Park, Oakland (anaturemom.com)
Urbia Adventure #2: The Rocky Mountain Behind the Randall Museum
Yesterday, I wrote about our visit to the Randall Museum (see post here… “The Randall Museum, San Francisco”). Whenever I visit a museum, I also like to schedule some outdoor play or exploration. The Randall Museum is an excellent spot for indoor and outdoor nature fun, but we enhanced the experience by taking an UrbiaContinue reading “Urbia Adventure #2: The Rocky Mountain Behind the Randall Museum”
The Randall Museum, San Francisco
The Randall Museum in San Francisco was created to be a place where children can handle, see, and learn about animals and other living things through hands-on experiences, as well as be exposed to different kinds of arts and crafts. The museum has no entry fee, though memberships are offered to provide a discount onContinue reading “The Randall Museum, San Francisco”
Have a Lovely Weekend!
Two last images from our trip to Yosemite last week… Have a lovely weekend!