Join past ExCom Chair David Casterson as he leads a nature walk where participants learn Redwood Community plants living along on park trails by coloring images of them from his book, In the Company of Redwoods. This book covers 50 plants commonly found living with Coast Redwoods from Big Sur to Jedediah Smith State Park. If you don't have a copy, he will provide colored pencils and photocopies work on. The lightened gray scale images are specially designed to be colored. You will be amazed at how good your finished pictures are and at how easy and fun it is to learn in this manner!
The walk will not be difficult but will definitely be educational.
Participants are encouraged to bring colored pencils and clipboards if they can and car pool to reduce pollution and save money on fuel and Park admission fees. In the Company of Redwoods is available at the visitor centers and stores of all State Parks in Santa Cruz County as well as Bookshop Santa Cruz. David will also have a limited number of copies for sale.
David is also presenting a Campfire talk Saturday 7:00 pm, June 21, focusing on Native American and Settler uses of Redwood Community plants, plant family characteristics, reproduction and ecology. He will use local species as characters to demonstrate our interdependence with the Redwood forest and to help us gain a deeper appreciation for the plants that call the Park home.
The campfire talk and nature walks cover different sets of plants and are designed to stand alone but be complementary.