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Sonoma Valley teen’s stunning photos a National Geographic hit
Teen photographer Kelly Needleman’s images have gathered more than 13,000 followers on Instagram, and have appeared on the National Geographic, CNBC and ABC-TV websites.
View our coastline's exotic undersea life
Using a remotely operated diving vehicle, scientists explored the depths of the Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary to check out the ecosystem's health. What they found is amazing.
Gearhead: Crazy Creek backpacking chair takes the load off
Hex’s new lightweight chair for backpackers — weighing only 1 lb. 5 oz — warrants consideration for trail-weary bones.
This week's outdoors events
From coastal clean up to surfing, from swifts to bats, get your nature on this week in Sonoma County.
Russian River kayak camping, a great getaway
A kayak camping trip from Healdsburg to Jenner? For experienced river folks, it’s a great weekend getaway for fall.
Sign up for coastal cleanup, and other outdoor events
Help clean the coast, become a forest stewart or learn to paddleboard, all this week in Sonoma County.
Gearhead: UCO Gear lights up camping with LED tent stakes
A new LED tent stake from UCO removes one of the great perils of tent camping.
Popular Water Bark returning to Spring Lake
Sonoma County Regional Parks is offering seven days of off-leash fun for dogs who love to swim and a new season pass for frequent visitors.
What to know about the dragonflies you're seeing around Sonoma County
At lakes and other bodies of water, several species of dragonflies are feeding and breeding throughout the region, making a beautiful spectacle before migration begins.
Fall for Lake Tahoe's secret season: Autumn
Trails are roomier, rates cheaper and the lake waters are beautiful but bracing. All this and leaf-peeping, too.
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