A few weeks ago, Dave and I took an impromptu evening hike at Amico Island Park which is actually a peninsula that just out where the Rancocas Creek and Delaware River meet. It's a beautiful park with wide, easy to navigate trails. Small ponds are scattered around the park, but the real stunner is the spot where the two bodies of water meet and you can see across the water to Pennsylvania, people fishing, and tons of water fowl.
The closest state park to our new house is Black Run Preserve. Last November, they sponsored a trail hike with guides sharing the history of the area, the unique ecosystem, and the flora & fauna of the area.
Last week I posted the first part of our adventures exploring Rancocas State Park. After we turned the corner from the ruins that I shared at the end of that post, we found this much more intact abandoned log cabin. Covered in graffiti and left to be retaken by the woods, it was clearly a really cute cabin when it was built -- 1950 if the stone in front is accurate.
Our first adventure exploring our new state! Rancocas State Park is one of many intriguing parks in our area. We hiked part of the creekside trail which winds through the woods and offers views of Rancocas Creek. The forest was full of mushrooms and filled with the remnants of piers and buildings.
This is my second visit to Recology SF; AKA the San Francisco dump. San Francisco has a massive recycling program that includes compost. Recology is where the sorting happens. In addition to having educational programs about recycling and waste management, they have supported an artist in residence program since 1990. Here are a few pieces that caught my eye.
I went for a hike in the Santa Rosa Foothill Regional Park with Dave and my friend Arnold's awesome family. It's an easy trail with lots of beautiful nature to look at.Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.