Monday, April 20, 2009
The Davis Aroboretum
Is a lovely place to take photographs. Its about 3 or 4 miles of a loop around a creek that runs through UC Davis campus. Its very sunny. You will need to stop down quite a bit. The redwood grove is very beautiful. There are several sections of the garden with a variety of plant life. The wild life primarily consists of turtles and ducks. The ducks are fearless. There is a lot of shade from the redwood trees. I enjoyed the day with the photography meet up. I met several highly skilled photographers and I hope that I made a few friends. We had our lunch on the picnic tables under the redwood canopy. The parking was free on Sunday. We parked in lot 5. I brought one bottle of water. I recommend bringing several bottles of water, sunscreen, a sun hat, and clothing that covers your limbs and protects you from the sun. I had all of that and I still put some aloe on my face last night. I really enjoyed the location and I highly recommend it.