As the summer meteor showers trail off until the November Leonids, a number of planets will become more visible in coming weeks. We shall hope to see the red sparkle of Mercury emerge low on the western horizon just past sunset this week.

More berries are ripening, though not species used as much by humans. Red-barked madrone trees have . . .

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