Of Beetles and Gadgets

Of Beetles and Gadgets

(April 26, 2018) It was cool and windy when my friend and I went for a walk at the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. Large flocks of geese attested to the success of conservation...

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Magnificent Frigate Birds

(April 19, 2018) Frigate birds are a surprising study in contrasts. On the one hand, I admire them gliding effortlessly high overhead, following the updraft above a Pacific beach in southern Mexico. On...

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Victory Gardening

A win for the planet and your plate

(April 19, 2018) What does gardening have to do with being more environmentally friendly? Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just beginning, I'm here to encourage everyone to start or expand their edible...

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Shark Evidence

Bits and bites left behind

(April 12, 2018) I should warn you that I own a large pack of imaginary dogs. They are all rescue dogs that needed a forever home, so it's cool. And I've taught them...

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HumBug: Beetles and Gadgets

(April 12, 2018) It was cool and windy when my friend and I went for a walk at the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge area. Large flocks of geese attested to the success...

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HumBug: In-Flight Photos

(April 8, 2018) Capturing photos of tiny insects is hard enough. They move and wander off the set. They're so high contrast they can cause exposure control to go whacky. They are...

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April Quiz

Puzzles for brain training

(April 5, 2018) They say — someone says — eating blueberries, salmon and avocados is good for the brain. So is solving puzzles. Here's your annual IQ-increasing set of teasers. Nothing too...

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To Till or No-till?

A big question for your small garden

(April 5, 2018) Whether you have a flower pot on a windowsill or your whole yard turned garden wonderland, growing flowers and vegetables is easy. Plants want to grow. But when starting a...

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Killer Fungus and the Return of Butterflies

(March 29, 2018) It's a jungle out there It rained the other morning, giving me an excuse to not mow and enjoy the little English lawn daisies a little longer. Small flowers attract...

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Five Ways to Honor the Departed

Without keeping all their junk

(March 29, 2018) The last joke my grandmother told was a yellowed newspaper clipping, left in an envelope in her desk drawer for us to find after she died. It was a humor...

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The E.T. Equation

(March 22, 2018) "... there must be extraterrestrial civilizations ... because the laws of nature that led to the development of life and intelligence on Earth must be the same as those prevailing...

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in our blogs...

Cruise Ships Coming to Humboldt Bay

(April 23, 2018) The city of Eureka announced today that fledgling efforts to bring cruise ships to Humboldt Bay have been successful, with the first such ship arriving Monday, May 21. According...

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8 Year Old Found Dead After Being Swept Out to Sea

(April 22, 2018) The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of an 8-year-old girl who was swept out to sea near Big Lagoon yesterday afternoon. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports...

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St. Joseph Health Hit with Anti-Trust Lawsuit Alleging Unfair Business Practices to Protect 10-fold Price Markeups

(April 22, 2018) The company that owns Redwood Urgent Care has filed a federal lawsuit against St. Joseph Hospital, alleging pervasive and systemic violations of state and federal laws designed to protect...

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