A potpourri of color is blooming at the public garden next door to the Sequoia Park and Zoo in Eureka, California. If you are in the neighborhood it’s worth your time to stop and smell the flowers.
See the animals, play in the park, and smell the flowers. Sequoia Park Zoo & Foundation
3414 W Street, Eureka CA 95503; (707) 441-4263
Passing through Prairie Creek State Park (Newton Drury Parkway) on Old US 101 through the heart of old growth redwood forests, visitors can witness and photograph some of Northern California’s largest land mammals. Roosevelt Elk in this spring bachelor herd are growing their antlers at a very rapid pace. Our featured bull shows the thinning winter coat dropping its silvery under fur as well as the amazing grain detail embedded in the velvet covering his growing antlers.
Feeding along the prairie’s edge along the Old Growth Redwood treeline.
Deep in the prairie grass.
February sunset from Arcata Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary in Humboldt.
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Many wild grasses come to life with new growth after the cold winter months and when they do, streams of light slide between bursting seed pods and silky translucent fibers.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods is replete with wonderful stands of Old Growth Redwoods, stands of Maples, and younger wooded stands of Redwoods like this grove.
Rugged and wild, the Marble Mountains Wilderness area is managed by the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Thousands of backpackers, hikers, campers, hunters enjoy this public recreational area each year. Siskiyou County was one of the richest regions in California’s gold mining history and still holds a tremendous wealth of several natural resources.