Stories from Outdoors

This week’s outdoor events include hikes, wildlife exploration, meditation walks and more.
Participants will spend three days each week this summer at the 3,100-acre preserve between Santa Rosa and Calistoga.
At just over 1 pound, the lightweight and well-ventilated Igniter was named by Outside Magazine as a top pick for spring conditions. The
Amateur birders or those who are curious about birds are guaranteed to see a variety of species, from songbirds to shorebirds to raptors, on trails around the area.
Hidden in plain sight along the blufftop trail are several amazing wonders, secrets to all but a few. See if you can spot them.
Gobi Gear has rethought the traditional stuff sack concept, and the result has made a good thing even better.
The first early signs of spring are blooming across Sonoma County’s fields. Here are a few varieties to discover.
The plan could allow daily public access later this year, opening the way to 3,400 acres of rolling hills, riparian oak woodland and seasonal wetlands in southern Sonoma County.
Fueled by storms, the Laguna de Santa Rosa has swelled to its greatest potential as an outdoor getaway in more than a decade. See an amazing bird's-eye view of the waterway and get tips for your next adventure.
Find out how you can explore Tolay Creek wildlife, participate in a relay run and other outdoor events in Sonoma County during the next two weeks.