Hike: Indian Joe Nature Trail, Sunol Regional Wilderness

This lovely one-mile loop trail is one of my favorite hikes in the San Francisco East Bay to do with little kids.  My son and I hiked this regularly when he was three.  On Saturday, I walked the trail alone… a rare treat.  I enjoyed walking at my own pace, taking the time to stop and take photos along the way.  My son, now five, … Continue reading Hike: Indian Joe Nature Trail, Sunol Regional Wilderness

Acorn Woodpecker, Sunol Regional Wilderness

Wow, I can really see how this bird got its name!!  There were four Acorn Woodpeckers busy pecking holes in this tree and filling them with their stash. From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds site… “Their social lives are endlessly fascinating: they store thousands of acorns each year by jamming them into specially made holes in trees. A group member is always … Continue reading Acorn Woodpecker, Sunol Regional Wilderness

This Saturday… Sunol Wildflower Festival!

One of our favorite Bay Area festivals, the Sunol Wildflower Festival, is being held this Saturday, April 14th.  We attended this the last two years, and my son (then age 2 and 3) and I both loved it.  Unfortunately, we won’t be able to attend this year, but I’ve been telling everyone I know to check it out.  This is not a kid-only event.  The … Continue reading This Saturday… Sunol Wildflower Festival!