It's About Time

It's About Time

(May 18, 2017) When English novelist H.G. Wells published The Time Machine in 1895, the novel's plot device uncannily presaged Albert Einstein's 1905 Theory of Special Relativity. In Wells' yarn — since copied,...

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HumBug: Glowworms and Fireflies

(May 18, 2017) This time of year, if you're out and about in the late afternoon and a small black beetle trimmed in orange, sporting an ostentatious set of ferny antennae lands...

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Sculling

Magic on the water

(May 11, 2017) At the Humboldt Bay Rowing Association (HBRA) sculling boathouse at the Adorni Center, my sculling buddy and I lose no time getting on the water, each one in a single...

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HumBug: Getting the Jump on Pests

(May 11, 2017) Saturday was sunny, windy and cold. I was feeling a little under the weather, so I bundled up and went outside, camera in hand. Even on a gray day...

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HumBug: Darth Omus

(May 4, 2017) On Wednesday, I was delighted to see some of my favorite tiny moths milling around the tips of tall bushes along the road. Our local fairy moths (Adela sepentrionella)...

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Puzzling

(May 4, 2017) Once again, for your edification and amusement, 10 puzzles. You'll find the answers on page 49 of this issue of the Journal. Let's start with the lovely "checkershadow" by...

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Bugs on Bugs

And empty shells

(April 27, 2017) Hitching a Ride Hoping to attract one of the huge and impressive Ceanothus or Polyphemus moths that live hereabouts, I've been running a light trap when it isn't raining too...

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HumBug: Look What the Sun Brought Out

(April 27, 2017) I for one have had enough rain to last me a while. Many insects don't have very long to get down to the business of procreation and continually postponing it...

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HumBug: Mystery Markings

(April 20, 2017) I can't say how long it's been since I first noticed many of the honeybees in my backyard appeared to have been marked. Their thoraxes looked white and dusty...

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Turning the Page on Native Plants

(April 20, 2017) If you've been wanting to learn more about native plants, here are reviews of seven of my favorite books on the subject (all available in the Humboldt County Library). Bringing...

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Bad Sea Rising

Part 2 of 2

(April 20, 2017) Last week, we looked at predictions for Global Sea Level Rise, GSLR, which average out to between 3 and 8 feet by 2100. The scientific consensus is that all contributions...

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Locally Delicious Guidebook Drops

(May 11, 2017) The mantra of "eat local," isn’t just hipster folly — it's a critically important act of resistance against the corporate takeover of our diets, our bodies and our health....

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Skilled Nursing Defendants File for Change of Venue

(May 8, 2017) Shlomo Rechnitz can’t get a fair trial in Humboldt County. That’s the contention of the law firm representing the skilled nursing magnate, Lewis Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP, which recently...

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Huffman, Humboldt Residents, Decry House Passage of 'TrumpCare'

(May 4, 2017) Shortly after H.R. 1628 passed by a narrow margin in the House of Representatives, Rep. Jared Huffman's office fired off a press release denouncing the passage of "TrumpCare" as a...

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