A very tall tree. There are only a handful of old growth redwoods in the grove but they are spectacular
Last week we took Ronan to Heritage Grove Park a small but charming stand (actually two stands) of old growth redwood trees. Ronan loved running up and down the damp, soft, hushed trails of the forest. He seemed mildly interested in the main attraction and namesake, the giant redwoods, but was drawn to the running water of Alpine Creek.
Small boards laid on a soft carpet of fallen redwood needles made an ideal spot for Ronan to practice charging up and down steps
Creek walking is best done in galoshes
He also seemed to enjoy discovering the little things like moss on the fencepost or the soft decay of an old redwood stump. Ronan found a couple of banana slugs which prompted Mom to encourage him to 'lick it'. Ronan wisely refused (the mild neurotoxin secreted by banana slugs makes the tongue go numb).
Mom failed to convince him to lick the banana slug. Perhaps he's not as gullible as we think?
A beautiful place for a stroll
Heritage Grove a great place for a simple, serene stroll- we look forward to doing larger efforts like Big Basin with Ronan in the future.
Enjoying snacks on a bench in the tranquil grove