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Gearhead: Spin your own UFO in the late summer sky
You can now enjoy flying disc fun in the dusk or darkness of a warm summer evening with a disc clad in LED lights.
Harvest festivals and more outdoors events for this week
Hike, bike, walk or camp in nature this week.
Future of Sonoma ropes course remains uncertain
County officials have yet to cement a plan for the future of the more than 1,600 acres of state-owned land that includes the Sonoma Adventures Ropes Course.
Sonoma County carving path to carbon farming
Jon Gay’s Bay Hill ranch is part of a growing movement that’s rebooting how we farm in the age of global climate change. It’s the first ranch in Sonoma County to sign what’s called a Carbon Farm Plan.
Gearhead: A better water bottle for Fido
Compact in shape and light in weight, the Water Rover is a water bottle and attached bowl to take along on your canine excursions.
Venturing Out: Celebrate the return of the beautiful Vaux’s Swifts
See an old sawmill in action, learn to identify Chinese herbs, and watch the swifts tuck in for the night. It’s all in Venturing Out this week.
Gearhead: Keep hummingbirds healthy with the right feeder
With its jewel-like iridescent colors, seemingly spontaneous 49-miles-per-hour skyward dashes and unique clicking sounds, the hummingbird is a constant joy to behold.
Need inspiration? Get outside and try something new with these outdoors events
Learn to kayak camp, print a scarf, or participate in a coastal cleanup. Whatever your passion, get outdoors this week in Sonoma County.
Wine Country ‘trekking’ a great way to soak it in
Wine Country Trekking offers inn-to-inn, customized, self-guided walks through the hills and valleys of Sonoma County, while doing the heavy lifting for their guests.
A Love Letter to Spring Lake: Where humanity can heal
For those going through difficult times, the beauty and peace of a walk around Spring Lake, and the people you'll see, can make things a bit more bearable.
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