Visit California’s First State Park: Big Basin State Park

Boulder Creek, Ca – In 1902, Big Basin became California’s first state park. Today, it protects one of the largest continuous stretches of old-growth coast redwood south of San Francisco.

Colorful Corvid: The Yellow-billed Magpie

Cover photo: © Marcel Holyoak, 2011, some rights reserved.

Did you know that our site logo is a yellow-billed magpie? Learn more about why we chose this stunning bird.

Enjoy a Hike with Your Pooch at Ed R. Levin County Park

Milpitas, Ca – If you’ve got a furry companion, this is the place to be! Ed R. Levin County Park allows dogs on-leash and has an off-leash dog park right near the trail entrance. Perfect for a weekend out with Clifford.

See Spring Wildflowers at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

Redwood City, Ca – Visit Russian Ridge for the chance to see dazzling displays of wildflowers and hike through a grove of ancient oak trees.

Tiny Hikers: California Newts

Meet the California Newt, a species that secretes a neurotoxin and only lives in California!

Wander in Eucalypts at Wunderlich County Park

Woodside, Ca – Ever had Folger’s coffee? The Folger family played a large role in the history of this park. Learn this and more in our guide to Wunderlich County Park.