Summer Garden Bling

Summer Garden Bling

Planting for color and flavor

(June 14, 2018) Hang on to your hats — the heat of the home garden season is on. As we continue to enjoy defrosted or canned pumpkin puree from last year's Great...

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HumBug: Giants

(June 17, 2018) On a recent trip up to central Oregon, at a rest area along the Rogue River there were several giant California stoneflies (Pteronarcys californica). This is the largest species...

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A Mother Gets Through Graduation Season

(June 14, 2018) As June approached, I opened my mailbox to an assorted collection of high school graduation announcements. Just as it once seemed that everyone I knew was birthing children, it now...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of June 14, 2018

(June 14, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): My Aries acquaintance Tatiana decided to eliminate sugar from her diet. She drew up a plan to avoid it completely for 30 days, hoping to permanently...

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Correlation ≠ Causation

(June 14, 2018) Mention just about any scientific finding involving a chain of causation — anthropocentric global warming, monarch butterflies/milkweed destruction, fluoridation/fewer cavities ("Colorado Brown Stain," May 31) — and you'll hear...

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HumBug: Back to the River for Swallowtails and Sawflies

(June 10, 2018) As the weather begrudgingly warms up, more bugs are emerging. Lately along the Van Duzen River, I've noted pale swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon) and Lorquin's admiral (Limenitis lorquini) butterflies among...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of June 7, 2018

(June 7, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you would be wise to ruffle and revise your relationship with time. It would be healthy for you...

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No Bat Ray Jokes Here

(June 7, 2018) Bat rays (Myliobatis californica) live peacefully in an environment of frequent violence. So I'm sorry but there's nothing funny about bat rays. If you came here looking for cute little...

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HumBug: Oregon Butterflies and Wasps

(June 3, 2018) One good thing about insects as a hobby is there are so many of them and they're everywhere. The high desert environment of central Oregon is so different from...

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Colorado Brown Stain and Fluoridation

(May 31, 2018) It reads like the sort of detective yarn beloved by BBC viewers, except that instead of the one-hour format, this story took nearly 50 years to unravel. Chapter one began...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of May 31, 2018

(May 31, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Aries poet Anna Kamie?ska described the process of writing as akin to "the backbreaking work of hacking a footpath, as in a coal mine; in...

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Former Harbor Commissioner Banned for Life From Recreational Hunting/Fishing in California

(June 20, 2018) The California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously in closed session this afternoon to permanently ban former Humboldt Bay Harbor, Conservation and Recreation District Commissioner Aaron Newman from obtaining...

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Huffman Applauds Allocation of $29 Million in Fisheries Disaster Relief Funds

(June 20, 2018) North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman announced today that the federal government has allocated $25.8 million in disaster assistance to those affected by the 2015-2016 closure of California’s commercial Dungeness...

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Canada Legalizes Cannabis

(June 19, 2018) With a historic Senate vote today, Canada has legalized recreational marijuana use, becoming the world's largest nation to do so. Today's vote means the legalization bill is headed to...

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