Tag Archives: Salt Point State Park

Salt Point (Part One): A Sea of Fruiting Bodies

Winter always beckons us to camp at Salt Point State Park, on northern California’s wild Sonoma coast. This rugged stretch of shoreline has for centuries been home to Kashaya Pomo Indians living, hunting, fishing and foraging in the sea and hillside forests. … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Local Area Hikes and trips, Nature | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Who’s ‘Shrooming Who?

Happy Imbolg! This ancient Gaelic celebration falls halfway between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It’s traditionally a time of divination – of weather in particular, watching to see if serpents or badgers emerge from their dens (the basis for the … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Family, Local Area Hikes and trips, Nature, Seasons, Uncategorized, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The First Mother’s Day

This is the first Mother’s Day since my mom passed away last fall. I’ve thought of her every day, sometimes in the most unexpected moments. But especially with this holiday, she’s been on my mind even more. I felt this … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Geology, Local Area Hikes and trips, Nature, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Stalking ‘shrooms in Salt Point State Park

One of the things I’d been wanting to do ever since we moved up to this area was go on a mushroom forage with the Sonoma County Mycological Association. They’re free, occur every month, and are both a great education … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Local Area Hikes and trips, Nature, Seasons | Tagged , , | 8 Comments