I travel down this road every day to get the kids from school, and there's this trailhead looking kiosk thingie(for lack of a better term) off to the right, across from a playground and basketball courts. It's a beautiful canopy road that I thoroughly enjoy every day. Of course right now, in the dead of winter, everything is so green because of all the rain we have had recently. I't been a very wet winter here! Anyhow, I have often wondered about the kiosk looking thingie and wondered if it really meant a trail? Today, with the kids, I have quelled the desire to find out about this interesting side of the road. It is not a trailhead, at least not anymore... but we did find some intriguing nature! Like this resurrection fern, it went clear to the top of this tree, and was so verdant and lush!
It's called that because when it is dry, the fern looks all brown and dead, but then when the rain comes and it gets wet, it resurrects and comes back to life! Such a cool thing God did with that!
The kids were dissapointed that there was no trail, as was I, but we traipsed around the area anyhow and found all kinds of neat fungus.
The ones to the left look like little fairy steps and were silvery, and the ones to the right were moist and wiggly like jello and were a pretty reddish/brown.
This was over what looked like an abandoned gopher tortise hole.