I’ve been sticking pretty close to home lately while still trying to get out of the house for some exercise. It remains a challenge to find local trails empty of other people — but I really need that bit of escape and solitude, even for just a few hours throughout the week.
I’ve been out to Sacramento Bar on the American River quite a few times; but it wasn’t until this morning as I wandered along the maze of dirt trails that I just happened to catch a glimpse of this memorial sign in the shape of a flower. It was nearly hidden from view among the piles of dredger tailings and […]
When I visited Sacramento Bar one morning last week, I was hoping to see some beavers the Big Guy had reported seeing several times along the river. Unfortunately, the beavers were nowhere to be found, so instead I went looking for birds. I heard a lot more of them than I actually managed to spot; and I’m still trying to […]
You could spend hours wandering through the trees and exploring the many trails found on Sacramento Bar, along the north bank of the American River in Fair Oaks.
I became fascinated by honey bees at a very young age, but there is still quite a lot that I don’t know about them. Now that we’ve reached the end of September and our weather has begun to turn cooler, I noticed there are still plenty of worker bees hovering around all sorts of flowers. It turns out fall is […]
No matter how turbulent the water gets at this spot on the American River, the birds take it all in stride. They’re not too interested in posing for pictures, though!