Stories from Outdoors

Thickets of creamy chamise that populate the Western chaparral are good for the birds and the bees.
New outdoor cook station makes a smart take-along for North Bay cookouts, picnics and more.
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.
Check out these local running events, perfect for runners of all abilities.   
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 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.
Hike, bike, picnic or meet live raptors. Here's our roundup of outdoors events for the week of June 8.
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.
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.
Find your fun in the great outdoors this week with these events around Sonoma County.