Author Archives: fromthethicket

About fromthethicket

I'm a landscape historian and professor emeritus of landscape architecture, UC Davis. I live in San Francisco.

Conservatory of Flowers will be illuminated psychedelic colors for Summer of Love anniversary – Curbed SF

As San Francisco gears up to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Summer of Love—where, in 1967, an estimated 100,000 youths, sporting flowers in their hair and LSD on their brains, converged in the Haight-Ashbury sparking the hippie social movement—scores … Continue reading

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Volunteers helping visitors spot Blue Herons and their chicks in Golden Gate Park | abc7news.com

“SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Volunteers are helping visitors spot Blue Herons and their chicks in Golden Gate Park over the next few weeks. The nests at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park have seen 179 herons over the years. They … Continue reading

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Saddle Up: City Pilots Guided Horse Rides In Golden Gate And McLaren Parks | Hoodline

“Hold your horses, San Francisco: this news will likely stirrup some excitement. Beginning today, SF Rec and Park is offering horseback rides to the public in Golden Gate Park. The department is exploring the feasibility of guided horse rides in two … Continue reading

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The Park: A Love Story

The Helen Crocker Russell Library is pleased to present a new exhibition by photographer Stephen Kane. The exhibit, The Park: A Love Story, celebrates the beauty and diversity of landscapes and flora in our beloved Golden Gate Park. This will be … Continue reading

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Happy 146th Birthday Golden Gate Park

Follow the link below to watch a video tribute to San Francisco’s flagship park from the Department of Recreation and Parks. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRZXk9D5-qo&sns=em

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Getting To Know The Great Horned Owls Of Golden Gate Park | Hoodline

A great article about Great Horned Owls in Golden Gate Park: Living near Golden Gate Park means getting used to nocturnal wildlife encounters, whether it’s raccoons, skunks or the occasional coyote. But there’s another neighborhood animal that’s more often heard than seen: … Continue reading

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Foglift, Golden Gate Park

FOGLIFT, GOLDEN GATE PARK Thank you Steven Kane for this beautiful new photograph:  “Foglift, Golden Gate Park.” Steven writes:  “This is new work, and one of my two pieces accepted for a national juried show that opens today at PHOTO, a fine … Continue reading

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