Nature Notebook, April 4, 2019

The Easter weekend brings a full moon on Friday, April 19 and minus tides in the early mornings, making your best times for beach egg hunts before 10 a.m. Earth Day, on April 22, brings the peak viewing of the Lyrid meteor shower, which begins April 16 and runs through...

Mini retrospective celebrates Art Rogers's photography

Art Rogers’s photography exhibit in the gallery at Toby’s Feed Barn affords visitors the chance to move through West Marin’s evolution. The show, which houses photographs from 1974 to the present, will run through April 30. Mr. Rogers has had a handful of shows at Toby’s, but recently offered to...

Foraged greens, anger management for interpersonal renewal

It is spring. New growth is coming up out of the Earth and blossoming on trees. Baby animals are being born. I feel the stirring of that which is new and alive within, and the desire to cleanse, lighten, refresh and renew. It is fitting that the first week of...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 4, 2019

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” EMMA KANTOR PALMER — BORN JANUARY 9, 2018 Daughter of Alessa and Byron Palmer of Petaluma. Granddaughter of Ruth and John Lopez of Point Reyes Station and Susan Ashley of Santa Rosa and Stephen Palmer of Cotati. Great Granddaughter of the late Mellie Lopez...

A morning at Toby’s

All the rain the last few weeks had kept me trapped. When I read there may be a possibility of the sun appearing, I raced to my car, hoping to find solace in my usual haunt. I pulled in and parked at Toby’s. As I walked toward the coffee stand,...

Nature Notebook, March 28, 2019

Moderate tides of 5 feet and less are easing coastal erosion and making for pleasant beach walking. As spring gets underway, a new moon rises on April 5. Wildflower season is also underway, with early species continuing and middle-season blooms such as poppy and iris beginning. Like the press coverage...

Pre-history of the Bay Area at the Bolinas Museum

What was the Bay Area like when prehistoric mammals—mammoths, camels, saber-toothed cats—roamed the vast river valley that would eventually become the San Francisco Bay? On March 30, four new exhibitions open at the Bolinas Museum that explore Bay Area natural history, both ancient and contemporary. In the main gallery, “Changing...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 21, 2019

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” ZAZIE JULIETTE WAHLGREN — BORN NOVEMBER 10, 2017 Daughter of Gabriella Cole and Christopher Wahlgren and little sister to Elodie and Etienne of Inverness. Granddaughter of Susan Cole and Alan Ovson of San Francisco and Marie Antoinette and the late Maurice Wahlgren of Mill Valley

Nature Notebook, March 14, 2019

The vernal equinox of March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a full moon. With sun directly above the equator, we experience equal amounts of day and night; then the earth begins tilting toward the sun and our days grow longer until the summer...