** Bring a PINECONE to show, identify & craft.**
In preparation for Mudpies &Butterflies’ semi-annual Family Campout to Sequoia National Park, I will share how these magical giant trees reproduce – and how it differs from other Coniferous trees. It takes blazing fires, a perfect topsoil and protected forests to ensure a new Sequoia gets a start towards becoming one of the largest trees in the world (by mass). Due to the brilliant architecture of each Sequoia, the older trees are almost completely impervious to forest fire damage. 2010 M&B photos illustrate the fun & wonder. Forest in the Fall and Desert in the Spring. Check our family campouts in Joshua Tree Nat’l Park in 2009 and 2010.