Going Wild in the Garden

Going Wild in the Garden

(May 25, 2017) Interested in attracting more birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden? Pete Haggard, a local expert on insects and co-author, with his wife Judy, of Insects of the Pacific Northwest,...

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Hey, Handsome

Grim beetles and jumping spiders by Anthony Westkamper

(May 25, 2017) Darth Omus 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) are...

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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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Judge Denies Skilled Nursing Defendants' Change of Venue Bid

(May 26, 2017) Judge Timothy Cissna denied skilled nursing magnate Shlomo Rechnitz’s request for a change of venue in a wrongful death and elder abuse lawsuit following a short hearing today, rejecting claims...

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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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