Hello Friends: The Milpitas family came to the redwoods after weeks of rain that we were so worried might never actually come this year, but came in bunches which over the last few weeks has amounted to over 12 inches in our area! The creek is no longer a creek, its a big muddy river as it should be, as it has been and hopefully how it will continue to be in the winter time on the central california coast. Water is life!
Once the students came on Monday the rains continued and we woke on Tuesday morning to a beautiful sunny day. Milpitas, Spangler and Burnett schools, brought a diversity of culture that is hardly witnessed in other areas on this planet. The kindness and understanding that they exhibited will forever be remembered and is a ideal that our world can only hope to replicate. Thank you Milpitas for sharing your good world with us. Here is a list of the species that we saw:
whales, dolphins, great blue heron, hermit crabs and harbor seals. It was not good tidepooling due to the large swells out of the west north west and the high tides during the day. The sandbar at Pescadero Beach has been formed due to the large amount of sediment being deposited by the flow of the creek. This sandbar has created an amazing surf break! Dont tell anyone though, its our secret.
turtle in the river, steelhead trout in Memorial Park, slugs, salamandar eggs, milk maids blooming, houndstongue blooming, russula mushrooms, horn of plenty mushrooms, dirt stars, coyote.
Thank you counselors and Apineru for bringing the magic! I’m Yours.