Interview with a Sand Dollar

(February 14, 2019) Things got a little "out there" last week and I found myself kneeling in wet sand having a conversation with a washed-up Pacific sand dollar (Dendraster excentricus). We talked about...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Feb. 14, 2019

(February 14, 2019) ARIES (March 21-April 19): When directors of movies say, "It's a wrap," they mean that the shooting of a scene has been finished. They may use the same expression when...

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HumBug: Darkling Beetles and Mosquitoes

(February 10, 2019) The sound of the rain had stopped and I was all ready to go out and capture a photo of the spider that eluded me the night before. I...

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James Dyson's Electric Car

(February 7, 2019) "Anyone who can convince people to part with $400 for a hair dryer knows a thing or two about marketing." — Steve Hanley, CleanTechnica James Dyson built 5,127 prototypes before...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Feb. 7, 2019

(February 7, 2019) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Climbing mountains has been a popular adventure since the nineteenth century, but there are still many peaks around the world that no one has ever ascended....

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HumBug: Bees and May-bees on the Willow

(February 3, 2019) The pussy willows are just starting to bloom along the river and, being pretty much the only game in town, they're attracting the early birds of the insect world....

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Fruit Trees and Mint Patches

Winter planting for summer bounty

(January 31, 2019) As winter wraps us in her chilly embrace, here on the home farm we are totally jazzed about the winter planting season. Cold weather brings plants into dormancy, creating an...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Jan. 31, 2019

(January 31, 2019) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Here are your fortune cookie-style horoscopes for the next five months. FEBRUARY: You'll be invited to make a pivotal transition in the history of your relationship...

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HumBug: Archaeognatha

(January 27, 2019) When I set out to take a couple of photos of the jumping bristletails on the back of my garage, I was not prepared for what I got. They're...

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Cancer, Part 2: Turtles, Birds and Rabbits

(January 24, 2019) Last week, we looked at some of the many reasons why the diagnosis and treatment of cancer are so difficult and controversial. A common way of illustrating the problem is...

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Remains Found by the Eel River in 2016 Identified

(February 15, 2019) When George Preston Daniels didn’t show up at the Humboldt County Courthouse on March 24, 2016, for charges stemming from what authorities said they believed was a marijuana rip-off,...

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Humboldt Bay Closed as Surf Pummels the Coast

(February 15, 2019) The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the Humboldt Bay harbor entrance until futher notice due to the high surf. Any vessel requesting to enter the safety zone is required...

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UPDATE: Coast Guard Closes Harbor Entrance Due to High Surf, Winter Weather Continues (Video)

(February 15, 2019) UPDATE: The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the Humboldt Bay harbor entrance until futher notice due to the high surf. Any vessel requesting to enter the safety zone is...

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