We went on a field trip to Coyote Hills Regional park. Our naturalist guide shared all about the native Ohlone people and their culture. The natural landscape played a huge part in their lives and it was great to learn even more today. The wetlands and hills were so lovely. I wish we could have seen more.
Our lovely Norfolk Pine Hugo has been with us since 2017.
We drove to our favorite spot in the Oakland Hills. It is called Reinhard Redwood Regional Park.
We saw so many ladybugs (too many!) and I learned they are actually called lady beetles. They all arrive at their ancestral hibernations grounds to wait out the winter. They like this area near the redwoods and the stream.
We ate our lunch here then walked a little further on the trail towards Skyline, but did not continue all the way.
It was darker and colder on the trail along the redwoods. Thank goodness we were all bundled up. I love visiting this forest. It is so magical and close to where we live!
After our knitting class Emma and I met maiki at Comal. It was a bit of date before dinner at home. Emma read a comic while the parents drank beer and we tried a few tacos. I like the Fieldworks brew and Emma said she would definitely go back for carnitas. It was cold but still sat outside. ✨
Today was the first Sunday of November, first day of the time change and a free day at the Oakland museum. We decided to round out field trip week by attending our local museum. The lighting was so lovely when we returned on our walk around the lake and I snapped this pic of my growing kiddo.