Conservation easements are a valuable tool for protecting redwood forests. Photo by Jon Parmentier

Experience the calm of the redwoods at home

We all need ways to find connection with the community and build our sense of feeling grounded in a changing world. It’s more important than ever to deep dive into our inner reserves in order to find a few quiet moments of strength, courage, peace, hope, and resilience to draw on.

Here are some things you can do to recharge, get centered, find inspiration, keep busy, and perhaps learn something new.


Redwoods Videos

Use nature to practice mindfulness
Take some time for self-care by spending a minute of calm in the redwoods. Most of us can’t get to the redwoods right now, so we’re hoping this short video will help bring the redwoods to you. And remember to breathe deeply while you envision the scent of the forest!

See more calming redwood videos


Listen to this Spotify playlist of music to take you back to the Redwoods forest.

Redwoods Playlists

Tune into the vibes of a redwoods forest
Let music be your guide – listen to these songs to go on an audio journey that will take you back to the heart of the redwoods.

Listen to these chill tracks


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Redwoods Virtual Backgrounds

Put a little bit of the redwoods in your day.
Bring the magic of the forest to your next virtual meeting, with our collection of free redwood-inspired backgrounds.

Try them now


Interpretive specialist Jenny Comperda helps broaden learning through digital redwood science programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.

Redwoods Learning

Bring the redwoods back home.
With widespread school closures, many parents have kids at home and are looking for educational opportunities. The League has a wide array of fun worksheets, lessons, videos, and other stuff that is perfect for this time.

Learn about redwoods from afar


Escape the boredom of your living room and take a virtual tour of the redwoods.

Redwoods Virtual Experiences

Take a 360º tour of the redwoods.
Sometimes we all need a new perspective. For those stuck at home unable to venture to the redwood parks, there are some fantastic virtual opportunities available. Escape the boredom of your living room and take a virtual tour of the redwoods.

Explore redwoods from a new perspective


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This past weekend, Joe and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary! Time really flies when you are having fun, right? 

It’s crazy to think we met only a couple of months before he headed down to Chile on a Fulbright scholarship for a year! A month after we met, we moved in together for the time before he left, and then I visited him in Chile for two weeks halfway through his time there. The next time we met was in Peru 6 months later, where he met my entire family! You could say we moved quickly, but you know true love when you find it!

Also, this was before Facetime or WhatsApp (before smart phones actually!), so we stayed in touch using calling cards and writing letters to each other, which just sounds so quaint these days! 

#anniversary #truelove #travelcouple #happytogether #redwoods4ever #visitcalifornia #californiaredwoods #loveyourtimetogether #forestphotography #lucky13 #weddinganniversary #humboldt #humboldtcounty #humboldtpark #savetheredwoods #northcoastredwoods #wildcalifornia #takeahike #mycastatepark
This past school year seriously feels like it’s been a balancing act in between homeschooling, hybrid learning, and then going back to doing school drop offs and all the madness that comes with it! I’m so excited that tomorrow is the last day of school for our son, and for our low-key mornings to return to our house! 

Side note: I posted a photo of this same spot from our last trip to the redwoods a few months ago. On it, Joe and the kids were happily standing on it. Well, this time I found the courage to climb up and walk across it too! Another good balancing act, right?

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Glorious sunlight and rainbows in the Loma Mar Redwoods on Sunday 

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💭 Did you know that trees are the largest living organisms on Earth? 💭⁠
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The tallest tree in the world is higher than the Statue of Liberty. The world’s tallest tree is a redwood called Hyperion which towers above the ground in Redwood National Park, California. It measures exactly 115.85 meters (379.7 feet) in height with a width of about 22 feet (7 m) at its base. 🌳⁠
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“The view from the top of the world’s tallest tree is second to none. There’s nothing like it on the ground. You cannot imagine the experience,” said Jim Spickler, a canopy scientist, who climbed the giant tree.⁠
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💭 Saviez-vous que les arbres sont les plus grands organismes vivants sur Terre ? 💭⁠
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L'arbre le plus haut du monde est plus haut que la Statue de la Liberté. ⁠
Le plus grand arbre du monde est un séquoia appelé Hyperion qui domine le sol dans le parc national de Redwood, en Californie. Il mesure exactement 115,85 mètres (379,7 pieds) de hauteur avec une largeur d'environ 22 pieds (7 m) à sa base. 🌳⁠
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«La vue depuis le sommet du plus grand arbre du monde est incomparable. Il n’y a rien de tel sur le terrain. Vous ne pouvez pas imaginer l'expérience », a déclaré Jim Spickler, un scientifique de la canopée, qui a escaladé l'arbre géant.⁠
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A forest is so much more than trees. A forest is a community that together is a living breathing entity. redwoodnps #redwoodstateandnationalparks #nationalparkweek #nationalparks #findyourpark #redwoods #redwoods4ever #californiaredwoods #CAStateParks #natureisastateofbeing #iseephotons #theredwoodssuites #nps
The forest is a busy place, yet within it, there is a deep stillness. redwoodnps #redwoodstateandnationalparks #nationalparks #findyourpark #redwoods #redwoods4ever #californiaredwoods #CAStateParks #natureisastateofbeing #iseephotons #theredwoodssuites #nationalparkweek #nps
Light, leaves, wood, earth, air, insects, water, animals, fungi ... all parts of the whole. redwoodnps #redwoodstateandnationalparks #nationalparkweek #nationalparks #findyourpark #redwoods #redwoods4ever #californiaredwoods #CAStateParks #natureisastateofbeing #iseephotons #theredwoodssuites
In the quiet I could hear everything in the forest in a constant communication, a continual relating to itself and its surroundings. redwoodnps #redwoodstateandnationalparks #nationalparksweek #nationalparks #findyourpark #redwoods #redwoods4ever #californiaredwoods #CAStateParks #natureisastateofbeing #iseephotons #theredwoodssuites #nationalparkweek
The scale and the presence of the beings around me filled me with reverence for them. redwoodnps #redwoodstateandnationalparks #nationalparksweek #nationalparks #findyourpark #redwoods #redwoods4ever #californiaredwoods #CAStateParks #natureisastateofbeing #iseephotons #theredwoodssuites #nationalparkweek
When I first walked among the Redwoods, my eyes went to the trees, the tall, tall trees. redwoodnps #redwoodstateandnationalparks #nationalparksweek #nationalparks #findyourpark #redwoods #redwoods4ever #californiaredwoods #CAStateParks #natureisastateofbeing #iseephotons #theredwoodssuites #nationalparkweek
This was taken from the the visitors parking lot, overlooking the grassy meadow at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park last May. This was at the end of the meteor showers that had lasted a few weeks. There was so much light pollution from the small towns around that make the Milky Way look orange and yellow. Nevertheless, the stars were so bright and the Milky Way looked beautiful as ever! 

A lens is so powerful that it catches all the light and shows what the eye cannot see.  I will forever do my best to share what my lens can see. 

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#MilkyWay #Meadow #California #Redwoods #Galaxy #Star #Stars #WomenPhotographer #LatinaPhotographer #Lens #NikonNoFilter #CAStateParks #SheExplores #YourShotPhotographer #NightSky #Nature #Redwoods4Ever #NaturePhotography #Sky #OutdoorPhotographer  #LandOfTheYurok

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Driving through Redwoods National Park.
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I just updated a blog post on the redwoods, and it brought my back some good memories. I especially loved trying to capture that filtered sunlight through the massive trees.
This exposure was 0.6 seconds long. Can you guess who can’t stay still even for that short of time? 😂
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We discovered Hendy Woods last year and it has quickly become one of our favorite state parks to visit! In case you are looking to visit this park and the surrounding area, here are some of our favorite things to do inside and outside the park:

🥾 Hike the Discovery Trail to Big Hendy Grove. Make sure you go all the way to the Upper Loop and Back Loop to see the biggest trees in the grove.

🌲 From the campground you can hike down to the Little Hendy Grove. This grove is smaller but equally impressive. We didn’t see a single person there last time we visited. One highlight of this trail is that you descend into the grove, getting a view of the trees from above.

🍎 Go apple cider tasting at Gowan’s, right outside the park. You can also visit their roadside store and load up on delicious apple treats.

🚗 Drive through the Navarro River Redwoods State Park and marvel at the giant trees lining the road.

🏝 On a nice summer day, you can drive to Big River Beach in Mendocino for a fun beach day. This spot is gorgeous, and great for paddle boarding and splashing in the water.

🍦 If you go the beach, stop in the town of Mendocino for dinner or just ice cream before heading back to the park.

🏕 For lodging, we’ve stayed outside the park on an airbnb in the Anderson Valley, and inside the park at the campground. Both were lovely, but we certainly prefer camping as it’s way more affordable and you get to sleep outside and wake up surrounded by beautiful nature!

Save this post for later if you are planning a visit to Hendy Woods SP!
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“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ~ John Muir

I feel so lucky to be able to show my kids amazing places like this. There’s no feeling in the world that comes close to that of walking in a redwood forest.

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An intact grove of old growth redwoods along the Del Norte Coast. Every time I visit a redwood forest I can't help but think of how close we were to losing these natural wonders. Much of what is left is because of savetheredwoods. If you'd like to help preserve and protect redwood forest please visit the link in my bio and consider a donation. Their current Forever Forest campaign has resulted in the protection of Alder Creek, the last large privately owned giant sequoia property.

Is there another public lands or environment cause that you think I should share on my account? Please let me know in the comments or DM!

#redwoods4ever #California #Redwoods #Redwoodnationalpark #RawCalifornia #wildcalifornia #SavetheRedwoods
Good things come in threes 🌲🌲🌲

Can you find allieskio blakeeskio camdeneskio at the base of these perfectly placed sequoia trees in the Giant Forest!?! It really puts things into perspective and you honestly have to see it to believe it!
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Home to over 2,000 giant sequoias, the Giant Forest is one of the best places on earth to see big trees. 
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Poison Ivy climbs upon this circle of Redwood trees. Fall season brings new colors and contrast to the forest floor. ❤Love those Autumn colors🍁
The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

~ Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
“Anybody who sees Condor in the sky uses words like ‘magnificent.’ He’s the sort of guy who really reaches the heart when you see him.” —Tiana Williams-Claussen, Director of the Yurok Tribe Wildlife Department.

Read about how Yurok biologists are working to reintroduce the exquisite California condor to their shared ancestral lands in Redwood National and State Parks (link in our bio). 📷 Sebastian Kennerknecht/Minden Pictures
In the Yurok language elk are called mehweel (pronounced “may-weesh”)📍Yurok land 📷Max Forster #wildlifewednesday
May the 4th be with you. Many of you know that scenes from Return of the Jedi were filmed in Redwood National and State Parks. What can we say? California’s mighty redwood forests are otherworldly, for sure. #redwoods4ever

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