Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tour of UCD

After watching an episode of Road Trip with Huell Howser where he visited the Peter J. Shield Oak Grove, the Vet School Horse Barn, and the Raptor Center on the campus of the UCD, I planned a bike trip to take a look at these cool attractions.  I'm always on the look-out for new and interesting things to see, especially by bike.

Accompanying me on this trek to Davis were Herb Lee, Peter Saucerman, Frank Gerace and Rich Blackmarr.

We spent a good part of the day checking out these attractions.  The Peter J. Shield Oak Grove located in the campus's Arboretum was especially note-worthy.  The Grove, containing 89 species of oak trees from around the world, is the largest collection in the western U.S.

The remarkable tile works executed by Donna Billick and Diane Ullman in collaboration with the university's students and Davis community was integrated into the landscape of the Oak Grove.  It was nothing short of "amaazzing" to quote Huell.

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From Tour of UCD

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