Cache Creek trail

When I visited Anderson Marsh State Historic Park (links to PDF) on a Wednesday afternoon last week, I pretty much had the place all to myself, at least when it came to humans. Even though the temperature was pretty warm, I couldn’t resist checking out at least one of the many hiking trails; so I chose the trail that led […]

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Turtle Pond

I discovered this small pond at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens. We were visiting on a warm day and only had an hour to look around, but it’s a great spot to enjoy a bit of nature and see plants and trees from around the world. I recommend it if you’re in the area, and I hope to get back […]

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Turtle pond

The name of this lovely spot on Rattlesnake Bar is actually Avery’s Pond, and I’ve shared some photos of it before (from a previous hike in 2016). But on a nice warm spring day, you’re bound to spot plenty of large turtles sunning themselves on logs here — that is, unless the turtles see you first! These particular turtles are […]

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