Wildwood Regional Park
Wildwood Regional Park is a suburban regional park in the western Simi Hills and Conejo Valley, in Ventura County, California. It is located in western Thousand Oaks, northern Newbury Park, southern Moorpark. Wildwood is home to over 27 miles of hiking trails; the four principle trails are Wildwood Canyon - and Santa Rosa Trails. Over 250 plant species have been recorded in Wildwood, as well as 37 species of mammals, 70 bird species, 22 species of amphibians and reptiles; the park consists of 1,765 acres, is connected to adjacent open-space areas comprising an additional 1,400 acres. The park is operated by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency. Wildwood Regional Park was home to the Chumash people for more than 8,000 years − before it became a part of the Rancho El Conejo Spanish land grant in 1803, during the colonial Alta California era. There are numerous archeological sites in Wildwood; some of the artifacts discovered here include shell beads and arrowheads. A Chumash village known as Yitimasɨh was located.
Wildflower Cave is near Mount Clef Ridge and was used for shelter by the Chumash people in pre-colonial times. Sheep and cattle grazed the area for much of the 19th- and early 20th century, it was used as a movie ranch for the Hollywood film industry from the 1930s through the 1960s. Various wild west movies were filmed here, such as Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier,Spartacus, Gunsight Ridge, the Grapes of Wrath, Duel in the Sun and Wuthering Heights. Television series were filmed here, such as Bonanza, Dodge City, the Rifleman, Flaming Star, the Big Valley and Wagon Train, as well as films; the park is still utilized as a filming location for contemporary TV series and commercials. The park was created in 1967 when the Conejo Recreation and Park District bought Mount Clef Ridge and Wildwood Canyon from the Janss Investment Company land developers, it was merged with Wildwood Mesa Park in 1987 and is now administrated and operated by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency, a joint organization by the Conejo Recreation and Park District and the City of Thousand Oaks.
The park offers recreational outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, educational tours, interpretive programs and wildlife viewing. Some of the popular attractions in the park include the 70 feet cascade of Paradise Falls, as well as the Arroyo Conejo Creek and creek-bed, the large wooden teepee, the Nature Center and Indian Cave; the Lizard Rock formation is a serrate volcanic outcropping in the Mount Clef Ridge. At Lizard Rock, Teepee Overlook, similar higher elevation areas, there are panoramic views of the Conejo Valley. Special points of interest include: Arroyo Conejo: Creek and gorge. Paradise Falls: year-round 70-ft. Cascade in a steep gorge. Little Falls: one of two year-round waterfalls. Lizard Rock: serrate volcanic outcropping resembling a lizard. Mount Clef Ridge: volcanic-rock outcropping and wildlife corridor. Featured in films such as Flaming Star, Dark Victory, Wuthering Heights, others. Indian Cave Nature Center Teepee Overlook: large wooden teepee on a knoll.
Fort Wildwood: log fort located at the opening of the park near Avenida De Los Arboles and Lynn Road. The park is home to fourteen nature trails covering over 27 miles. Among the most popular hiking trails are the 2.5 mile Mesa Trail Loop, 3 mile Lizard Rock Trail, 3 mile Moonridge Trail, 3 mile Paradise Falls Trail, 3 mile Indian Creek Loop, 4 mile Wildwood Park Loop, 6 mile Lower Butte Trail Loop, 6 mile Lynnmere Trail, 6.3 mile Santa Rosa Trail, 6.5 mile Santa Rosa Loop, the 7 mile Hill Canyon Trail. For the main park entrance, from the Lynn Road exit on the 101 Freeway and take Lynn Road northbound for 2.5 miles to Avenida de Los Arboles. Turn left and continue for 0.9 miles to the end of the street at Big Sky Drive. There are numerous other trailheads, including: by 398 Briar Bluff Court, 2601 San Miguel Circle, 930 Lynnmere Drive, 2629 Velarde Drive in Thousand Oaks. Wildwood Regional Park is recognized for its varied terrain and two waterfalls; the terrain consists of large areas of volcanic rock outcroppings, the year-round Arroyo Conejo creek and its two waterfalls, oak woodlands of Coast live oak and Valley oak trees, creek-beds lined with California sycamore trees and cattails, several canyons, steep hills, flat grasslands.
The climate is Mediterranean, but oftentimes cooler than other areas in the Conejo Valley due to cool coastal breeze winding its way up through canyons and lower elevations. The park's flora is extensive and more than 250 plant species have been recorded within the park. Habitats include: southern oak woodlands, riparian woodland and coastal sage scrub, California grassland, freshwater marsh; the park is home to a wide variety of wildlife and is a wildlife corridor connecting the Santa Monica Mountains to the Santa Susana Mountains and other western Transverse Ranges. Its fauna includes 60 species of birds, 37 species of mammals, 22 species of amphibians and reptiles, it is home to various mammals, such as the plentiful mule deer and bobcat. Smaller mammal species include the grey fox, striped skunk and spotted skunk, California raccoon, Virginia opossum, Audubon's cottontail, long-tailed weasel, Botta's pocket gopher, California vole
Wildwood is an established neighbourhood in the Southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It was first settled in 1883 and developed in the 1950s on a plateau to the south to the Bow River valley, is composed of single-detached bungalows on wide lots with rear laneways. Wildwood is bounded on the north by Edworthy Park, a significant natural area park in Calgary, the Bow River, it borders the neighbourhood of Spruce Cliff on the east side at 38th Avenue SW, is limited on the south side by Bow Trail, a six-lane expressway. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 8 councillor. Between 2006 and 2009, Bow Trail is being widened to accommodate more suburban traffic. In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Wildwood had a population of 2,598 living in 1,056 dwellings, a 0.6% increase from its 2011 population of 2,582. With a land area of 2.6 km2, it had a population density of 999/km2 in 2012. Residents in this community had a median household income of $74,415 in 2000, there were 9.9% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.
As of 2000, 13.4% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 0.9% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, 10.7% of the housing was used for renting. The community is served by Wildwood Elementary public school. List of neighbourhoods in Calgary Wildwood Community Association Federation of Calgary Communities. Wildwood
Wildwood is a city in Sumter County, United States. The population was 3,924 at the 2000 census. According to the U. S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 3,598. Wildwood is located at 28°51′31″N 82°2′19″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,924 people, 1,640 households, 1,074 families residing in the city. The population density was 759.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,062 housing units at an average density of 399.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 64.76% White, 32.93% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.97% from other races, 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.42% of the population. There were 1,640 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.5% were non-families.
30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.81. In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 18.4% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, 33.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $23,357, the median income for a family was $27,247. Males had a median income of $23,250 versus $18,103 for females; the per capita income for the city was $11,758. About 17.3% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.6% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. A post office called Wildwood has been in operation since 1881; the town was so named on account of its remote location in the woods. In April 2015, The Villages and their corporate representation petitioned the city of Wildwood with plans to build 785 new homes on County Road 466A, across from Pinellas Plaza.
Wildwood leaders rejected the expansion efforts citing concerns of the city losing its identity when it was to become overwhelmed by The Villages. On April 27, 2015, The Villages formally withdrew their plans for expansion, indicating that the City of Wildwood officials made too many requests that would be a “disservice to our residents and business partners.” There are no known plans for further expansion of The Villages into the city of Wildwood at this time. Wildwood is located at the juncture of Interstate 75, Florida's Turnpike, State Road 44, U. S. Highway 301. For many years Wildwood was the northern control city on Turnpike road signs however this was replaced with Ocala, Florida beginning in 2007; because of its centralized location and easy access to both coasts, it is referred to as "The Crossroads of Florida". CSX railroad has a station located on Main Street in Wildwood; the station was a stop along Amtrak's national commuter route until 2004. Today, the former station is a CSX maintenance yard.
In addition there is an abandoned railroad spur owned by the Florida Midland Railroad that once led to Leesburg, but now runs along County Road 44A and was the home for some abandoned freight cars until some point in the first decade of the 21st Century. In the 20th Century Wildwood was the dividing yard for the Seaboard Airline Railroad where southbound passenger trains were divided up into east coast and west coast sections and northbound trains from both coasts joined together. Barbara J. Stephenson, Diplomat Marvin Coleman, former player in the Canadian Football League Elizabeth Cook, country music singer and radio personality Ron Dixon, former player of the National Football League Dana Fuchs, songwriter and voice-over artist, portrayed Sadie in 2007 film Across the Universe Ellis Johnson, former player of the National Football League Dan Sikes, former professional golfer
Wildwood Recreation Site
The Wildwood Recreation Site is a natural recreation area surrounded by the Mount Hood National Forest in northern Oregon, United States. It encompasses 580 acres of old growth forest and five miles of interpretive trail along the Salmon River, it features Cascade Streamwatch, an underwater viewport into a mountain stream bed and live fish habitat. There is a wetland boardwalk trail, trail access to the nearby 70-square-mile Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, the Sandy River. Wildwood educational programs offer scientists and researchers to help students gather and analyze environmental data related to the Salmon environment such as the river's chemical and physical properties, the many resident invertebrates. A variety of streams and wetlands provide a diverse environment. Sixes Creek and a quarter mile side channel of the Salmon River, provide habitat for several anadromous fish: steelhead, Cutthroat trout and Chinook salmon; the wetlands and Huckleberry Mountain are the source of Sixes Creek, both of which provide habitat for juvenile Coho salmon, waterbirds and migratory birds.
Other seen wildlife include beavers, blacktail deer, raccoons and snakes. The entire 33.9 mile length of the Salmon River is protected as a National Scenic River. Wildwood Recreation Site is 39 miles east of Portland, Oregon, on U. S. Route 26 along the Mount Hood Scenic Byway just east of the Mount Hood National Forest information center; this area was near the end of the end of the Oregon Trail. The site charges an admission fee. Facilities include outdoor study areas, picnic areas, group shelters for up to 200 people, softball diamonds, volleyball pits, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, playground with jungle gym and slides. Wildwood Recreation Site. Bureau of Land Management. Wildwood Recreation Site. Recreation.gov. Mount Hood area hiking trails. Huckleberry Mountain trail. SummitPost.org
Wildwood (Semora, North Carolina)
Wildwood known as the Monroe Long House and Taylor Long Homeplace, is a historic home located near Semora, Caswell County, North Carolina. It was built in 1893, is a two-story, frame "T"-shaped I-house, it has a two-story rear service wing. It is sheathed in weatherboard, it has Greek Revival style design elements. On the property are a contributing smokehouse and two original log tobacco barns, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986
Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 is a 2011 children's fantasy novel by The Decemberists' singer-songwriter Colin Meloy, illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis. The 541 page novel, inspired by classic fantasy novels and folk tales, is the story of two seventh-graders who are drawn into a hidden, magical forest, while trying to rescue a baby kidnapped by crows, they get caught up in an epic struggle, learn of their connection to a magical parallel world while confronting adult authorities who are cowardly or dishonest. The natural beauty and local color of Portland, features prominently in the book. Ellis collaborated with Meloy throughout the writing phase to produce 85 illustrations, along with the old-fashioned book design, were praised by reviewers; the majority of reviews were positive, on balance, saying the book was an engrossing story appropriate for its target age, but they noted that the plot sometimes dragged, that familiar fantasy motifs were sometimes overused, that stereotypical Portland culture was a little overplayed.
Wildwood was on the New York Times Best Seller list of Children's Chapter Books for two weeks and tied for the 2012 E. B. White Read Aloud Award. Prue is in a park with Mac. Prue runs after Mac. Prue manages to make it look like she still has Mac; the next morning, she discovers Curtis has once more followed her. Prue does not want Curtis along, but before she can send him back, they are separated while fleeing from Coyote Soldiers. Curtis is taken to Alexandra, while Prue rides a mail truck to South Wood. There, Prue finds a Kafkaesque dysfunctional government. Police state tactics and paranoia over foreign threats are used to keep the regime in power. Prue meets the Crown Prince Owl Rex of the Avian Principality, who tells her how Alexandra came to be exiled. Alexandra's son Alexei died in a horse-riding accident, her husband Grigor died of heartbreak. So, he destroyed a crucial part of his inner workings. Alexandra was exiled for the use of Black Magic and plotted her revenge, but many believed she would have never survived.
Owl Rex proposes to Prue to find help from the Mystics of North Wood. Meanwhile, Alexandra is flattering Curtis with a fancy uniform and commissions him into the coyote army as an officer. In a battle against bandits Curtis breaks a howitzer by dumb luck, becoming a coyote war hero in the operation, he finds Mac in Alexandra's headquarters and she shows him her plan to sacrifice the baby to the ivy. Alexandra offers to share the power with Curtis, but he says no and is locked away with some other captured bandits and unfaithful coyotes. Prue flies to North Wood on the back of an eagle sent by Owl Rex, but is shot down by a coyote archer, she is found by the King of the Bandits, who offers to help. However, they are captured in a coyote attack and Brendan is imprisoned with Curtis while Prue is taken to Alexandra. Alexandra promises her. In prison, Curtis reveals Alexandra's plan and leads an escape, earning the trust of the coyote and bandit prisoners. Prue returns home, learns from her parents that they were only able to have Prue and Mac because they had made a deal with Alexandra, that Alexandra's price was that the second child that Prue's mother bore.
Realizing that she was tricked, she decides to return to Wildwood to rescue Mac. Back in the Impassable Wilderness, Prue travels to see the Mystics in charge of North Wood. Meanwhile and the other escapees rejoin the bandits and set out to stop Alexandra. Prue alerts the North Wood Elder Mystics, Iphigenia, to the danger and the citizen militia gather farming implements and kitchen utensils for weapons and march south. Prue convinces the bandits to join forces. Just as the sacrifice is about to occur the armies meet in an ivy-filled ruin. Brendan gives a speech to inspire his forces; the Battle for the Plinth ensues, the Wildwood Irregulars are near defeat. As Alexandra prepares to carry out the sacrifice, Iphigenia confronts her. Curtis and the remnants of the army make a final push, expecting to be cut down when above them the sky is filled with an army of eagles and other birds from the Avians; the battle turns against the coyote army, but Prue discovers that she can control plants the way the Mystics can and uses her new skill to make the tree boughs snatch Mac from Alexandra.
Brendan shoots Alexandra with an arrow and the Ivy consumes her. Brendan now in command of the ivy and is told by Iphigenia to make it sleep, he does so; the victorious Wildwood Irregulars regroup and press on to the gates of South Wood and demand that the corrupt government resign. As a new, peaceful order begins among the factions of The Wood and Curtis part ways as new friends, she goes home with Mac while Curtis remains behind to start a new life as a bandit. In Wildwood, everyone is either of The Wood, or is an Outsider, or, in the special case of the protagonists, a "half breed", that is, an Outsider, able to enter The Wood. A sort of "aura or shine" makes it possible to visually identify; the first human Prue meets in The Wood
Wildwood is a small unincorporated community located in the northeastern corner of Dade County, United States. It is close to the Tennessee state line and the Chattanooga city limits, is considered part of the Chattanooga metropolitan area, it sits in the diagonal valley between Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain, which runs through all of Dade County and is home to most of its population. According to the 2000 Census, the 30757 Zip Code Tabulation Area had a population of 1,923---accounting for 12% of Dade County's population of 16,040; the noted Southern humorist George Washington Harris is buried in the Brock Cemetery in Wildwood, GA. Although he was considered one of the seminal writers of Southern humor and influenced the literary works of Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, his grave was not identified and marked with a monument until 2008. Across the street from Brock Cemetery in Wildwood is Belvedere Plantation c. 1835, the oldest of the few remaining antebellum homes in the metro-Chattanooga area