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A dreamy redwood-forest hideaway offering easy access to the beach, Silicon Valley and the wine route

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Pygmy redwoods? No, it's not an oxymoron. Read #DeborahZierten's #GiantThoughts blog to learn more about these fascinating forests:

Mendocino Study Club is sponsoring a very unusual Story Contest, which will take place from May They invite all local fourth grade students,

The American landscape wouldn’t be the same today without the vision and energy of the pioneering conservationist Stephen Mather. Read #SamHodder's #GiantThoughts blog post to learn more about Mather's indelible legacy: http://www.savetheredwoods.org/blog/forest/stephen-mathers-inspiring-story-and-indelible-legacy/

Stephen Mather, father of the National Park Service. Photo courtesy of the NPS

You’re closer to discovering our remote Shady Dell forest, home of the candelabra-shaped redwoods. Mendocino County just approved a permit for construction of the 2.2-mile trail! Construction is tentatively scheduled for completion in early 2016.

You’re closer to discovering our remote Shady Dell forest, home of the candelabra-shaped redwoods. Mendocino County just approved a permit for construction of the trail! Construction is tentatively scheduled for completion in early

Fall in the Redwoods. Fall foliage along the Eel River. Photo by mlhradio, Flickr Creative Commons

Although our fall-changing trees are not as numerous as in the east, we can still see some evidence of fall here on the West Coast. In our redwood forests, look for big leaf maples and vine maples for their changing color.

#GiantThoughts: It's mushroom time in the redwood forest! Check out #EmilyBurns' blog to see the lovely show of beautiful colors on the forets floor:

Rain creates colorful mushroom show

Did you know winter white foliage can be found in the redwood forest? Check out this #GiantThoughts blog post from our Director of Science, #EmilyBurns to be learn more:

Did you know different species of ferns in the redwood forest respond differently to drought? Check out this study, funded by the League and the National Science Foundation, to learn more!

#TrailThursday: Castle Rock SP, at the crest of of the Santa Cruz mountains, has 35 miles of trails. For views and spring wildflowers, try the 5.6-mile loop that starts at Saratoga Gap Trail.

Castle Rock SP, at the crest of of the Santa Cruz mountains, has 35 miles of trails. For views and spring wildflowers, try the loop that starts at Saratoga Gap Trail.

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