1st Day Hikes, Hiking & Hunting on PHLT Nature Preserves (note to self: wear orange!)
Today is the first blank page of a 365-page book...write a good one!
Happy New Year!
Flyover hike of Kurmes Nature Preserve
The 400-acre Kurmes Preserve was acquired in 2005.The preserve is bisected by SR-940, dividing it into two sections. North of SR-940, Tank Creek and Yankee Run along with some smaller watercourses form the headwaters of the Paradise Creek. These riparian areas have dense rhododendron and hemlock with other associated deciduous species. There are also a number of vernal pools. This is the nature preserve where you might find the ravens. Parking for trailheads is located on Devil's Hole Road and Lower Phoebe Snow Road.
Here are ten ways to be a better steward in 2018 and help others do the same! Just a few: Refuse single use plastics like plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic straws and any products containing microplastics such as exfoliators and glitter, would help tremendously. Reduce meat consumption and buy from local farms.
Do you know what times of the year hunting seasons are open for deer, bear, pheasants, turkey, etc?
Since many of our nature preserves are also open to hunting, it is best to wear orange during hunting seasons while hiking.
We LOVE this Leaf Art by Joanna Hedrick who rakes the golden leaves of the Sacramento State campus' gingko trees into elaborately artistic patterns, creating stunning pieces of environmental art as her gift to students studying for exams. Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.
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