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Chamise flowering shrub survives fires, feeds wildlife
Thickets of creamy chamise that populate the Western chaparral are good for the birds and the bees.
Take-along ‘kitchen’ space for your next picnic
New outdoor cook station makes a smart take-along for North Bay cookouts, picnics and more.
Caution urged after massive snowmelt creates raging river conditions
Heavy winter snowfall and spring rains have morphed the normally mellow American River into a raging torrent. Authorities say to expect ‘a very different river’ from last year, urging the use of guides and caution.
7 summertime running events in Sonoma County
Check out these local running events, perfect for runners of all abilities.
Walk your worries away: 5 places to try forest bathing in Sonoma County
Local practitioners share how the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku, or ‘forest bathing’ offers immediate and lasting health benefits and where to try it.
Bluebirds (of happiness) charm Sonoma County
Bluebirds and swallows are making showy displays in Sonoma County this spring. How to observe them in their natural element, and support them in their survival.
Backpack this weekend on Hood Mountain
Hike, bike, picnic or meet live raptors. Here's our roundup of outdoors events for the week of June 8.
Gearhead: Pro-Knot’s new practice kit teaches life-saving knots
Tying the right knot for your outdoors needs isn’t always intuitive on the spot. A practice kit from Pro-Knot shows you the ropes.
Happy Trailers? Airstream digs make glamping a snap
The year-old Autocamp Russian River brings the 'spirit of camping' to Guerneville with 23 custom, Airstream trailers and 10 luxury tents clustered around a clubhouse.
Outdoor events: Tide pools, kids’ hikes and more
Find your fun in the great outdoors this week with these events around Sonoma County.
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