Palo Alto Baylands: Magnificent marshes will take your breath away
June 7, 2013, 1:08 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The Palo Alto Baylands Preserve is a special place in the San Francisco bay area of California.
Morro Bay State Park: So much nature packed into one big park
June 3, 2013, 5:05 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The 2,700-acre park covers grasslands, freshwater riparian habitat, saltwater marshes, and coastal sage scrub habitat.
Marin Headlands: Open spaces, wildlife and a fascinating history
May 24, 2013, 1:40 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Marin Headlands boast open spaces, wildlife, and a fascinating history.
Carrizo Plain: Exploring 'the Serengeti of the West'
May 13, 2013, 2:26 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Carrizo Plain National Monument — which is hot and dry for much of the year — is a bountiful but fragile ecosystem in California.
California coast shows off its wild beauty at Ano Nuevo State Park
April 25, 2013, 5:14 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
A state park since 1958, this spot about 55 miles south of San Francisco is a natural preserve for native wildlife and offers visitors incredible views of the rocky coastline.
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