Thursday, 14 January 2016

Pulgas Open Space Preserve near Redwood City

Last weekend was rather packed, but we didn't want to miss out on the weekly hike. So we found a place on the peninsula itself, and saved time on the drive. Pulgas Open Space Preserve is just across the road from Edgewood, where we have been many times - but we had never crossed over to Pulgas Open Space Preserve so far. Pulgas is similar to Edgewood, but does seem to have a lot more water - something that you can observe by the large number of fungi everywhere!

At the beginning of the hike, we saw a lot of toyon berries:

And a little further on, we saw lots and lots of fungi, of different types:

Note that there is an area in the center of the preserve where dogs can run around without a leash. We walked around and kept climbing till we were near the top of the hill. On our way back, we had a lot of turkey vultures circling overhead!

There were a lot of other raptors too, but with my limited bird knowledge, I wasn't able to identify them.

For families: there is a pit loo at the car park, and no picnic benches. There are a few benches on the trail where you can stop for a quick snack, but nothing elaborate. Note that there are plenty of dogs on this trail because a lot of dog owners bring them to the off leash area at the center.

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