Muir Woods – ecological treasure…

motto:”Ceci est le monument du meilleur passionné des arbres qu’on pourrait trouver dans toutes les forêts du monde.”(John Muir) N.B. John Muir aka “John des montagnes”, auteur et philosophe, né en Écosse, l’un des premiers naturalistes modernes, militant de la protection de la nature.

Situé à proximité de San Francisco, ce parc est couvert par des arbres “rouges”(des conifères), étroitement apparentés aux séquoias géants que j’avais vus à Yosemite, Sequoia et Kings Canyon. Les plus “âgés” ont entre 800-1000 ans, mais plus larges en circonférence et moins grands. Ces forêts anciennes côtières sont un monument national et une partie de la réserve de biosphère internationale Golden Gate, une véritable fenêtre dans le beau monde de la conservation de la nature. Je n’ai pas aperçu les animaux qui y vivent, tels que: hiboux, cerfs, chauves-souris, ratons-laveurs car ils sont nocturnes, plus actifs à l’aube et au crépuscule… 🙂

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motto:”This is the best tree-lover’s monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world.”(John Muir) N.B. John Muir aka “John of the Mountains”, was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

Located near San Francisco, this park is covered by redwoodlike trees – conifers and evergreen, closely related to the giant sequoias that I had seen at Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Most mature redwoods are between 800-1000 years old, but larger in bulk and less tall. These ancient coast forests are a national monument and part of the Golden Gate international biosphere reserve, truly a window into the beautiful world of Nature’s conservation. I couldn’t watch any animals such as owls, deer, bats, raccoons for they are nocturn, more active at dawn and dusk… 🙂


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Posted on 7 June 2016, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Impresionantă rezervație! Reușite fotografii, m-au făcut să simt atmosfera și liniștea pădurii!

    Numai bine, dragă Melania!

  2. Cette végétation est impressionnante! Tu as bien fait d’en faire un reportage! Bonne soirée, Mo

  3. There are many beautiful sights to see in the Western part of the States, and one of those treasures you capture perfectly in this post ~ magnificent scenes and shots Melanie, a tribute to Muir indeed.

  4. I’ve spent a lot of time wandering around on the north coast of California, Melanie, and I totally agree with you. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to the folks who saved Muir Woods and other coastal treasures for now and future generations. –Curt

  5. Hey Madame, il y a pleins d’arbres chez vous.

  6. Melanie, this is such a beautiful area. We did a trail race there about 5 years ago.

  7. Amazing, Melanie. It is a sacred place.

  8. how wonderful
    to have visited
    this natural treasure 🙂

  9. Indeed an ecological treasure… lovely post, Melanie. 🙂

  10. We visited Muir Woods a few years ago, and I was completely awed by the trees. Their age is tremendous and I could feel them as living, breathing entities. This is such a gift! A people’s thanks to John Muir.

  11. I haven’t been there since 1977 – thank again for some memories.

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