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Wild spring greens for your health

05/05/2021
Spring is sprung! Take a look at the verdant new life sprouting around you. Many of the plants of springtime are not only uplifting, but also nutritionally perfect foods for this season. Forage responsibly and treat your body to nature’s intelligent multivitamin. In modern society, as well as in climates...

Honoring the Asian American legacy in West Marin

05/05/2021
A history exhibit on the almost forgotten story of Chinese people in coastal Marin has long been a goal of the Bolinas Museum, but the current national conversations about anti-Asian racism led us to consider our coastal Marin story now. The San Francisco Bay Area has a dark history of...

Nature Notebook, April 22, 2021

04/21/2021
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22, when a late-night viewing may yield about 20 an hour after 10 p.m. in the eastern sky. Another super moon appears on Monday, April 26, with the moon looking brighter and larger at perigee, closer to earth than usual. Lupines are here...

Covid immunizations: Complexity and understanding

04/07/2021
It is spring. This year, watching the death-rebirth mystery unfold in all corners of the natural world, I feel the hopeful energy of re-emergence in my own life. The light at the end of our pandemic tunnel is visible, though the brightness and nearness of that light are difficult to...

Nature Notebook, April 8, 2021

04/07/2021
A new moon on April 11 and a meteor shower usher in the month of April, a month that takes its name from Latin “aperio,” meaning “to open,” as many plants were blooming or opening in the Roman world at this time. The Lyrid meteor brings its sparkling music to...

Nature Notebook, March 25, 2021

03/24/2021
The full moon rises on Sunday, March 28, and it will appear larger and brighter than usual should the fog permit us to see it. It is a super moon, closer than usual to the earth; the official astronomical term is perigean full moon, when the moon is in perigee...

Nature Notebook, March 11, 2021

03/10/2021
It has felt like spring much of the past few weeks already, but the calendar spring begins on the vernal equinox, dated March 20 this year. The sun will be directly over the equator with equal parts of daylight and night. We will also “spring forward” this Sunday, March 14...

From Jalisco to Tomales: The Ana Gonzales story

03/03/2021
Ana Gonzales started her housecleaning business 16 years ago as a way to survive. She had immigrated from Mexico two years earlier, and her second child was on the way. Her job cleaning in Sonoma County paid less than $100 a day, and she spent much of her shifts driving...

'Love is coming to you': Outdoor learning with Zoe

03/03/2021
For Zoe Crowhurst, the pandemic was a catalyst to meet one of her life’s aspirations: opening her own preschool. Since September, a small cohort of youngsters has been participating in her entirely outdoor education program, Little Sparrows, in downtown Point Reyes Station. The program takes place in her backyard and...

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