Our Roots & Shoots outing this month was to the Wintu Loop trail. We observed some wonderful beauties so our outing was a success.
We observed these acorn woodpecker holes in a pine tree near the trailhead.
Here you can see a close-up of an actual acorn tucked into one of the holes. We were not fortunate enough to observe a woodpecker in our presence. Perhaps another time.
When we returned home, we took a different approach to our nature journal. Rather than choose a specific organism to sketch, we journaled about the outing more broadly, listing the highlights or what was of most interest to us.
We also included a photo of the trailhead along with a map showing the location. We’ll likely do this more frequently as we progress.