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December Second Saturday: Wintry Trees and Reflections on Early Inhabitants

December Second Saturday: Wintry Trees and Reflections on Early Inhabitants

Date:
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
1431 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301

Winter is a time to marvel at trees. The early inhabitants of today’s Gamble Garden were the Ohlone people, specifically the Puichon people. These early inhabitants gathered food from over 400 kinds of plants and animals, but their most important food, acorns, came from our native oak.

For Adults: Free Garden Tours

Come along to discover over two dozen distinct tree species in our garden. While several are native to the San Francisco Bay Area, others are specimens from Asia, Europe, and Australia. Winter is a lovely time of year to appreciate canopies swaying in the wind, exposed trunks illuminated by the low winter sun, and deeply colored fruits clinging as bare branches sleep.

For Families: Free Guided Nature Hunts

Your family is invited to join a Gamble Garden Guide as we explore the many animals and plants that can be found throughout the garden. We’ll get our “nature eyes” working as we hunt for trees, plants, insects and other animals that provided the early inhabitants with abundant food. The Nature Hunt is ideal for families with children ages 3-10.

Nature Activity Table: Terrifically Tree-mendous Trees

Our hands-on nature activity table lets little scientists get up close and personal with terrifically tremendous trees!

Registration required for this free event.

Second Saturday is free and appropriate for all ages. Register for timed entry at 10, 10:30, and 11 AM. Register in advance on EventBrite or at the door. We look forward to seeing you on Second Saturday!